Springfield

Timber strike ceases

It’s been 46 days since Weyerhaeuser's union workers went on strike — and this week, after a long and challenging standoff, they’re back to work. 

It took more than 1,000 workers on the picket line, countless hours in the rain, and a series of tenuous union negotiations to reach a deal. 

Workers say the end of the strike is bittersweet, a mixed bag and a welcome reprieve from the month-long pay loss. 

“This has been a long journey and the end is not exactly everything the union . . .

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