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Longview Fibre Ratifies Four-Year Labor Pact

Aug. 8, 2006 - Longview Fibre Company announced the ratification of a new four-year labor agreement for the company's Longview, Washington, mill by members of Local 153, Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers. The approval of the agreement culminates some 3 months of contract negotiations between the Union Bargaining Committee and the company.

The company looks forward to continuing our long, good working relationship with AWPPW Local 153," said Rick Parker, senior vice president-production and mill manager.

"With the renewal of the agreement, the company will be working closely with Local 153 in the overall team effort needed to successfully implement the operating plan in our pulp-paper and related facilities at Longview. Major elements of that plan include maximizing productivity and safety," Parker added.

The new agreement is effective June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2010. AWPPW Local 153 represents approximately 1,200 employees of Longview Fibre

SOURCE: Longview Fibre Company




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