Ore. mill workers OK four-year contract

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WESTPORT, Ore. (AP) -- Union officials say members at Georgia-Pacific's Wauna mill near Westport have ratified a contract reached last month after contentious negotiations.

The Longview Daily News reports it means a 6 percent raise over four years, dating from April 2010, when the previous contract expired.

It applies to about 900 members of the United Steelworkers local.

Union officials say the contract includes a medical insurance plan that will require nearly all workers to get new doctors and to pay more for dependent coverage. They say they hope for a better deal during bargaining with all of the company's U.S. mills this summer.

The mill makes tissue, paper towels and toilet paper.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com