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MILLER BILL IS 'DEATH WARRANT' FOR FOREST PRODUCTS WORKERS, CHARGES LABOR LEADER

 MILLER BILL IS 'DEATH WARRANT' FOR
 FOREST PRODUCTS WORKERS, CHARGES LABOR LEADER
 PORTLAND, Ore., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Draper, executive secretary of the 30,000-member Western Council of Industrial Workers, released the following statement regarding today's vote by the House subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands passing the Ancient Forest Act (H.R. 4899), sponsored by Congressman George Miller (D-Calif.):
 "This vote spells disaster for the forest products workers of the Pacific Northwest and northern California. The members of the subcommittee who supported Mr. Miller's bill essentially have agreed to sign a death warrant for thousands upon thousands of timber-related workers throughout the region. It's incredible that Mr. Miller successfully orchestrated the passage of a bill that will destroy the livelihoods of working Americans who don't have the opportunity to fight back through the ballot box.
 "This legislation would bring timber production on federal lands in the affected area to an absolute halt. As we have previously stated, H.R. 4899 would cost the region more than 172,000 jobs. This is completely and unequivocally unacceptable.
 "It is clear that H.R. 4899 is not a good piece of legislation -- the members of the subcommittee deadlocked when they voted on the bill based on its merits. The legislation passed only because of political posturing and bullying tactics by Chairman Miller.
 "We recognize and appreciate the leadership and continuing efforts of Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Bob Smith (R-Ore.) to develop a truly balanced legislative solution to the timber supply crisis. The urgency of the situation now demands that the entire Northwest congressional delegation come together to craft this solution. We offer our full support to reach this end."
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 /CONTACT: Mike Draper of the Western Council of Industrial Workers, 503-228-0235, or Jeff Joseph of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 202-452-9431/ CO: Western Council of Industrial Workers ST: Oregon IN: PAP SU:


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