Weyerhaeuser timber workers in Oregon, Washington strike over wages

Associated Press in The Oregonian
September 13, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US West

Employees who work for timber company Weyerhaeuser in Oregon and Washington are on strike, citing low wage increases and high health care premiums. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents more than 1,100 Weyerhaeuser employees, said employees walked off the job Tuesday. Negotiations for a new bargaining agreement with the Seattle-based company have been ongoing since this spring. An overwhelming number of employees reportedly voted to reject the timber company’s latest offer on Aug. 19, with the union saying the proposal came “nowhere close to what our members wanted or deserved.” Union members voted to strike soon after. “All our members want is their fair share of the profits they earned for the company, keep up with the cost of living, and make the gains that a good employer should offer, in light of the success they have reaped off the labor of their employees,” the union said.

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