Weyerhaeuser employee strike enters second week

Negotiations continue between company and union


September 21, 2022

Sarah Brown

Signs remain standing with employees in front of the Santiam Weyerhauser mill on Monday, Sept. 19.

Weyerhaeuser employees across the West Coast are continuing a now-week-long strike that started Tuesday, Sept. 13. Strikers have gathered at the Lebanon location since that morning.

Affiliated with the Springfield-based International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge W246 (IAM), they said their wage increase for the next four years would be 7% less than the insurance rate increase the company plans over the course of the contract, among other items of contention. During the current contract, employees used an insurance company that offered a low deductible plan, bu...

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