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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