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Seattle Public Schools, teachers reach contract agreement

Seattle Public Schools and its teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement to avoid a potential strike at the start of the school year.


Seattle teachers and staff vote to authorize a strike – unless a deal is reached by Sept. 5

It’s official: Teachers and school staff in Seattle voted to authorize a strike Tuesday evening. The strike could take effect if negotiations with Seattle Public Schools don’t result in a …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Matt Calkins: More money would be good, but WNBA-NBA wage gap is about economics, not gender

Dissenting voices are necessary for change, and players such as former Washington Husky Kelsey Plum are providing them on the WNBA-NBA wage gap. But when it comes to compensation, we …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 11:47 p.m.

Spokane City Council tables salary cap, hiring ordinance for a month

Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton asked to delay until July her latest bill aimed at reining in the hiring, firing and payroll authority of Mayor David Condon.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Major League Baseball average salary drops, AP study finds

A study by The Associated Press determined the average major league salary on opening day dropped fell 0.9 percent to $4.41 million following an offseason of slashed contracts for many …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 12:18 p.m.

Overtime glut: Spokane City employees earned nearly $12 million after hours last year

The amount was the highest its been in the past five years, which city officials attributed to retirements, labor contract requirements and other demands of the job.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 11:56 a.m.

Salary cap for Spokane city employees part of budget reforms proposed by Ben Stuckart

The City Council president said a limit on earnings at four times the median household income of the city was reasonable and would address citizen concerns about the city’s increased …


Petition for salary cuts delivered to WSU president

A petition calling on Washington State University to significantly cut its administrators’ salaries was officially delivered to President Kirk Schulz’s office Wednesday night and on Thursday to the Washington State …


Jim Kowalkowski: Legislature should retain equitable teacher funding tools

The SAM and the staff mix work to provide each district with enough funding to cover the base salary of a teacher, regardless of the experience or education level of …


Vancouver salary petition qualifies for ballot

The hefty pay raises Vancouver’s Salary Review Commission awarded the mayor and city council could go on the chopping block.


Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, Prosecutor Larry Haskell set for raises under county proposal

Spokane County officials on Tuesday will consider boosting the salaries of Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Prosecuting Attorney Larry Haskell.


Spokane 2015 budget pays 164 workers six figures

The number of city employees earning six figures has increased under Spokane Mayor David Condon, despite his critical stance against such high earners when he was campaigning for office and …


Salaries holding steady for top school administrators

Top leaders at Washington’s second-largest school district will not receive a pay raise for the fourth year in a row. Spokane Public Schools’ board still is scarred from a public …


Huskies to pay new aides $3.075M

SEATTLE – The University of Washington will spend more than $3 million on its assistant football coaches’ salaries in 2014. The school released salary information on Monday for eight of …


New EWU contract eases pay inequities

SEATTLE – When students come back to school at Eastern Washington University later this month, they may be taught by a very happy professor who just got a big raise. …


Morning Review: Rising stars, pumpkin punks and the great outdoors

Check out our guide to today’s top Spokesman-Review stories.


Spokane police, firefighter salaries outpace region’s average wages

As budget discussions ramp up at the city of Spokane, a conservative think tank has released a study suggesting that pay for Spokane’s police and firefighters has not only outpaced …


Average salary in Washington rose in ’12

Private-sector job growth and a recovering economy pushed Washington’s average wage in 2012 to $51,595. That’s the first time Washington’s average wage – for jobs covered by unemployment insurance – …


Vestal: Healthy paycheck can be measured in Smith-years

Twenty-one million dollars. If, during the travails of life, you encountered health problems that required fixing at Deaconess, and if you found yourself dismayed at the cost of the care, …


Report: Fannie, Freddie managers earned $200K

WASHINGTON — A government report finds median pay for nearly 2,000 senior managers at government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exceeded $200,000 last year.


College pay always low for select few

If you think it’s crazy that the Community Colleges of Spokane is hiking salaries for presidents, vice presidents and deans as it cuts salaries for janitors, plumbers and groundskeepers, join …


Breske highest paid WSU assistant

PULLMAN – Mike Leach’s defensive coordinator will be the highest-paid member of Washington State’s first assistant coaching staff under the new head football coach – and under the Pac-12 Conference’s …


Shawn Vestal: Wages fall depending on where workers fall

The story of the Spokane economy is a good news-bad news scenario. But it’s no joke. The recovery has arrived with a vengeance for some people. Everyone else is still …


Administrators out of school budget woes’ reach

While private-sector and state workers have taken hits during the economic downturn, many public school administrators have seen their pay remain steady or increase. Spokane Public Schools officials – from …


Top tier out of school budget woes’ reach

While private-sector and state workers have taken hits during the economic downturn, many public school administrators have seen their pay remain steady or increase.


Presidents’ salaries put the high in higher ed

Is it time for the University of Washington president to make a million bucks a year? You may say no. You may say hell no. You may say that it’s …


Survey: Washington state employees pay lower

A survey prepared for the Washington Department of Personnel shows that most state workers earn less than private sector counterparts but health care and other benefits are better.


Avista reports executive pay

Avista Chairman and CEO Scott Morris earned $3 million in total compensation last year, the utility reported Wednesday. Morris has held Avista’s top executive job since Jan. 1, 2008. Compensation …


School administrators’ pay among highest in county

Spokane-area public school administrators were not sheltered from the budget storm that howled across Washington last year. An analysis of top administrators’ pay in the Spokane area’s three largest districts …


Salaries soared at regional universities

Raises have been scarce and budget cuts common at colleges dealing with the fallout from the worst state budget in memory. But between January 2007 and January 2009, the largest …