Stories tagged: Arbitration
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Steelworkers union says arbitration carried too many risks for Lucky Friday miners
Steelworkers’ Wednesday night vote against using binding arbitration to end a year-long strike at the Lucky Friday Mine hinged on workers’ fears about potential changes to pay and a long-established …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Editorial: GOP disarms little guy in bank fights
You cannot band together with other aggrieved parties and go to court, even if there’s a demonstrated pattern of abuse by the corporations affecting millions of customers.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Wells Fargo wants lawsuits tossed in favor of arbitration
A group of Wells Fargo customers who say they were victims of unfair overdraft practices want their claims heard in court, but the bank wants the disputes handled through arbitration.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
New nursing home standards preserve patients’ right to sue
The Obama administration is issuing new nursing home standards that reverse a longstanding industry practice and preserve the rights of patients to sue in cases of abuse or neglect.
Sun., March 6, 2016
Consumer Confidential: Government may soon begin putting an end to forced arbitration clauses
If you’ve got a credit card, you’ve been forced to kiss away your constitutional right to sue the card issuer. But it’s looking increasingly likely that this is about to …
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 9:27 a.m.
Supreme Court sides with DirecTV in arbitration case
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court says satellite provider DirecTV can avoid a class action lawsuit in California over early termination fees and can force customers into private arbitration hearings …
Sun., March 15, 2015
Editorial: Arbitrator considered deputies’ contract in context
Maybe arbitration does work. The ruling last month in a case involving Spokane County and the Spokane County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association recognizes, at last, the obvious differences in the local …
Sat., Feb. 14, 2015
Manfred speaks on key issues
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says the National League and American League will bat last in alternating years in the All-Star Game, regardless of where it’s played. Manfred disclosed the plan …
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015
Price tag for Price is $19.75 million
Detroit Tigers left-hander David Price set a record for the highest one-year contract for a player in salary arbitration, agreeing to a $19.75 million deal Friday as 95 players reached …
Wed., May 28, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Sheriff giving high standards another last chance
So, if you’re ever pulled over or interrogated for any reason by Spokane County Deputy Scott Kenoyer, you know what you should say? Whatever you want.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2013
Vestal: Knezovich needs help in Olympia
What do you have to do to stay fired as a cop in this state? Kick a handcuffed suspect while he’s down? Force a mentally ill suspect to strip and …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2012
Sheriff eyes arbitration law
Determined to rid his agency of a handful of rogue law enforcement officers and restore public trust in law enforcement, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is asking state lawmakers to …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2012
Fired teacher loses arbitration
The Riverside School District teacher and football coach who had sexual relations with two former female students has lost an appeal to return to work. An arbitrator determined Allen Martin …
Tue., July 4, 1995
Teachers, District 81 Agree Early Three-Year Pact Includes 4 Percent Raise In First Year
Spokane teachers will get a 4 percent raise in the first year of a three-year contract negotiated in record time with Spokane School District 81. Salaries will begin at roughly …
Fri., April 14, 1995
Settlement Ends Strike In Kellogg Nursing Home Aides Accept Compromise On Wages
After nine days of around-the-clock picketing, workers at a Kellogg nursing home have struck a deal they can live with. “We got more money. It’s not as much as we …