Labor headlines from the May 2, 1997, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
OPEIU Local 11 secures seven-year,
no-layoff deal at NW Natural Gas
- In this age of mergers, utility deregulation and downsizing, Portland-based Office and Professional Employees Local 11 has been able to guarantee a no-layoff provision in its last three contracts for nearly 1,000 employees at Northwest Natural Gas.
UFCW Local 555 wraps Portland area meat
and grocery contracts early
- Some 4,500 Portland area grocery, deli and bakery clerks and meatcutters represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 ratified new three-year collective bargaining agreements last month by a majority of 95 percent.
Huge Labor/management alliance introduced
at Kaiser Permanente
- A proposed labor-management partnership that could reshape health maintenance organization patient care standards and workplace environments has been proposed by the national AFL-CIO and Kaiser Permanente.
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