Letters to the Editor

Support strikers seeking a living wage

Dear Editor: 

As a retired member to the Teacher’s Union, I would like to call attention to the Cottage Grove community members who are maintaining picket lines at the shuttered Latham Weyerhaeuser mill.

They are standing 24/7 through cold lonely nights, rain, and without wages. It is not just here but throughout the Northwest, with 1,100 members holding out for peanuts. It is not like they are asking for that much, basically pay enough to keep up with inflation, a concern, I feel, all Oregonians share.

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