From Our Files (Nov. 2, 2022)


November 2, 2022

Nov. 2, 1972

The local International Woodworkers Of America (IWA 3-265) reported the federal pay board granted a 26-cent salary increase and all requested fringe benefits for employees of Willamette Industries and Titus Trucking Co.

Workers had asked for a 32-cent raise and fringe benefits which included better medical insurance, addition of dental insurance, an increase in the retirement pension fund, funeral leave and an added paid holiday.

The union rep said the starting wage is $3.51 in local plants and it “takes years” to work up to $3.90 an hour.

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