Stories tagged: strike
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Police say a couple made laxative-laced cookies for striking school employees because they were tired of the noise from the picket line near their home.
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:12 p.m.
The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn’t get its way in upcoming contract talks.
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: With a foot of snow on the ground, officials ask public for help to get flu nurses to new patients
An uptick in new flu cases had residents worried that the the Spanish flu epidemic had not run its course.
Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Teachers in Oakland, California, will become the latest educators in the country to strike over pay and classroom conditions.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on a strike that launched a national “Red4Ed” movement, they’re doing it again.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 4 a.m.
100 years ago in Seattle: General strike called to an end, but shipyard workers no closer to settlement
The Seattle General Strike of 1919 was over. The general strike committee called off the sympathetic strike of 30,000 union members, which had originally been called in support of the …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Labor Council says local workers likely wouldn’t mount sympathy strike in support of Seattle general strike
William J. Coates, the president of Spokane’s Central Labor Council, did not see any reason for Spokane workers to go on a sympathy strike in support of Seattle’s general strike.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
Denver teachers are prepared to walk of the job Monday for the first time in 25 years over an incentive-based pay system they call unpredictable and unfair to experienced educators.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:45 p.m.
Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson issued an ultimatum to the nearly 60,000 workers who were engaged in the Seattle General Strike.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
A majority of inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell have launched a hunger strike.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:11 a.m.
The Puget Sound area was bracing for the biggest labor crisis in its history: a general strike.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
The head of the Los Angeles teachers union hinted at contract talks resuming Wednesday as striking educators in the nation’s second-largest school district protested outside hundreds of schools for a …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 5 a.m.
How much input workers have as new technologies are introduced is among the core issues for the nearly 8,000 workers that have walked off their jobs at Marriott hotels from …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 7:27 p.m.
The 64th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago was disrupted Tuesday when musicians walked off the job Tuesday to protest cuts proposed by management.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
About 2,700 Marriott employees on Oahu and Maui on Monday joined the strike that began last week in Boston, San Francisco and other cities.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday after months of negotiations for a wage increase.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Teacher strikes in Tacoma, Battle Ground, Centralia, and Tumwater have impacted more than 53,000 students combined, just under half of whom come from low-income households.
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:47 a.m.
A 17-day strike that delayed major construction projects around Western Washington has apparently ended.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
After teachers and the Yakima School District reached a tentative contract agreement over the weekend, school began as scheduled Monday – much to the relief of parents, students and employees.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
Teachers in the Evergreen and Washougal school districts headed to the picket lines this morning, demonstrating in favor of higher wages after contract negotiations across Clark County stalled.
Mon., July 16, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
Nearly 1,800 Amazon workers in Spain went on strike Monday during Prime Day, which has quickly grown into the company’s biggest-sales day of the year.
Tue., July 10, 2018
The local “Mercury” boys – telegraph messenger boys – went on strike until the Western Union Co. met their two demands. One of those demands seems a bit jarring to …
Wed., June 20, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said.
UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
Palestinian militants bombarded southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Tuesday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in the largest flare-up of violence between the …
Tue., May 15, 2018, 12:57 p.m.
The University of Washington’s graduate students who teach, tutor and do research went on a one-day strike Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending more than …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
Teachers in Arizona and Colorado turned their state Capitols into a sea of red Thursday as they kicked off widespread walkouts that shut down public schools in a bid for …
UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon said Sunday that Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have complicated prospects for a political settlement to the country’s …
Sun., March 18, 2018
Steelworkers and their families took to the streets Saturday to mark what they say is the Idaho Silver Valley’s longest mining strike.