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Byline: The Register-Guard

High temperature

breaks record in Eugene

If you were outside at all on Monday, you know it was hot. In fact, it was record hot.

The high temperature of 76 degrees at Eugene airport eclipsed the previous record of 73, set in 1941.

Elsewhere in Oregon, Hillsboro and Tillamook also set record highs, at 77 and 73 degrees, respectively. Portland airport tied its high of 75.

But the hottest spot in the state was Medford at 81 degrees. Roseburg was the only other city to approach that mark, topping out at 80.

Today won't be so summerlike. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a high of about 55 with showers. But the rest of the week should be dry with temperatures warming to the mid-60s by Friday.

Ex-employees of store

to file labor complaints

Three of the four ex-employees of Mother Kali's Books plan to file unfair labor practice complaints with the state.

Staff members in January said the board of the university-area bookstore failed to negotiate with the store's labor union, refused workers access to health care benefits and terminated the workers.

The National Labor Relations Board said last week that it won't rule on the allegations because the bookstore has gross sales of less than $500,000 a year, a threshold for reviewing complaints against retail enterprises.

Jeanine Malito, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, which represents the three employees, said the complaints now will be filed with the state Employment Relations Board. The board resolves disputes concerning labor relations for 3,000 employers and 250,000 employees in public and private employment.

`The thing we're hearing from people is, `You started this and you should finish it,' ' Malito said.

A decision could take more than six months, said Vickie Cowan of the state board.
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Title Annotation:General News; METRO
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 30, 2004
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