Labor headlines from the June 5, 1998, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Lane County grocery, meat workers
on the verge of checking out
- Grocery workers and meat cutters in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon, could be headed for a strike this summer if a new contract isn't forthcoming.
Washington minimum wage petition
still collecting signatures
- The all-volunteer effort to gather signatures for Initiative 688, the campaign to increase Washington state's minimum wage, hit a major milestone when it surpassed the halfway point in collecting signatures.
SW Washington Medical Center pays
'hired guns' to fight union organizing
- Southwest Washington Medical Center has brought in a heavy hitter to try to squelch a union organizing drive by some 1,600 employees.
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