what, if any action was taken on the UAW/IAM/USWA merger issues?
The PWW says: "The proposed amalgamation of the Steelworkers and Machinists was endorsed by the presidents of all three unions. USWA President George Becker noted that a joint legislative conference of the three unions is scheduled for Wash D.C. in 1999. There, 3,000 delegates will represent two million members.
"We won't have any problem having key political candidates standing in line to speak to that conference, " USWA President Becker said, "because we'll be able to shake the timbers of the most solid foundations in Washington."