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Byline: Mark Rahner
Sep. 3--Scores of workers who wouldn't even recognize Al Schultz's name lead better lives because of benefits he negotiated for them. Those who knew and were close to the longtime machinist, labor activist and charity volunteer recall him as a tough negotiator whose word was ironclad.
Alvin K. Schultz -- always "Al" -- spent 37 years as a Machinists-union representative negotiating contracts for auto shops, shipyards, railroads and can companies. But the Everett man, who died of liver cancer Aug. 24 at age 85, is best remembered as a negotiator for Boeing workers during turbulent times.
Through his efforts, Boeing employees got …