Labor headlines from the August 20, 1999, edition of the Northwest Labor Press
Union workers move Trojan nuclear
reactor to Hanford graveyard
- A union crew was in the media spotlight the weekend of Aug. 6 as it helped orchestrate the move of Oregon's only nuclear reactor to its burial site 270 miles away.
Labor happy to see legislative
session come to an end
- The Oregon labor movement is wiping its collective brow after enduring one of the longest - and nastiest - legislative sessions in history.
Proposed US West/Qwest merger raises
concerns of CWA officials
- If a merger announced July 18 gets the approval of regulatory agencies in 14 states, 36,000 union workers at the Baby Bell company US West Communications may have to get acquainted with a new set of managers at a non-union upstart telecommunications firm known as Qwest.
Atlas Copco workers vote 141
to 1 to strike
- A federal mediation session was held Aug. 16, but at press time it's possible that workers could walk out this week.
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