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Man killed in workplace accident

SALINA, Kan. -- The Salina County Sheriff’s Office said a man died in an on-the-job accident last week. Local news station KWCH said the sheriff’s office reported that around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, emergency crews responded to Crestwood Inc. A worker at the cabinetry business was trapped under a 1,800-pound load of wood.

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Unifor workers in Sault Ste. Marie approve new contract

About 100 members of Unifor Local 1359 union voted 80% in favor of a new 5-year collective agreement with Interfor covering its I-Joist mill in Sault Ste. Marie.  Stephen Boon, Unifor National Representative, said, “as indicated by the strong ratification result, our Sault Ste. Marie members were very pleased with the solid gains secured in this new collective agreement. This deal provides long-term stability for Interfor while providing our members with some of the largest monetary increases in the forestry sector in several decades." 

Woodworking Industry News

Lane workers lament last minute job loss

As the hours and now days have passed since the former employees of United Furniture learned of their employment status from a midnight email or text, they have dealt with it in many ways. On Monday night/Tuesday morning the company sent out emails and texts informing workers not to report to work and that the layoffs were likely permanent. Benefits were denied and Cobra health benefits would not be available.