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Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff

A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti’s largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a six-week-old strike by medical staff.


U.K. junior doctors walk off the job in all-out strike

Thousands of junior doctors posted picket lines outside hospitals around England on Tuesday in the first all-out strike in the history of Britain’s National Health Service.


French rail strike disrupts commuters across the country

A French rail strike has seriously disrupted train service around the country, canceling a slew of train routes and snarling commutes for hundreds of thousands in Paris and in the …


Bernie Sanders joins striking workers at Verizon office

In Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders joined striking union workers on a picket line outside a Verizon office. He was showing solidarity with 39,000 workers on the East Coast who walked off …


Street protests, strike in France to reject labor reform

Workers and students held street protests, some of them violent, across France on Thursday while train drivers, teachers and others went on strike to reject a government reform relaxing the …


Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget

Thousands of Chicago teachers plan to walk off the job for one day on Friday, shutting down schools in the nation’s third-largest district.


Spokane Public Schools board budget proposal would hike prices for meals, after-school services

The Spokane Public Schools board are considering options for budget cuts, including raising school lunch prices, and delaying some new programs.


Late start for Spokane schools ends Thursday

There will be no late start Thursday for Spokane Public School students. From now on school will start and end at the same time all five days of the week.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015, 12:22 p.m.

Spokane schools face $5.6 million budget shortfall

Spokane schools are facing a $5.6 million budget shortfall this school year. The deficit, according to Spokane Public Schools district spokesman Kevin Morrison is due to the Spokane Education Association’s …


Shawn Vestal: Washington Supreme Court’s late work on charter schools gets low grade

In January 2014, Spokane Public Schools approved the first charter school in the state, Pride Prep. A couple of months later, a challenge to the voter-approved law establishing charter schools …


Spokane teachers union OKs contract, averts strike

Members of the Spokane Education Association approved a tentative one-year contract on Tuesday, avoiding a possible strike that could have begun today. The Spokane Public Schools board is expected to …


No teacher strike; Spokane schools stay open after union, district reach tentative deal

After days of mediated negotiations the Spokane Education Association and Spokane Public Schools came to a tentative contract agreement Thursday afternoon, narrowly avoiding a districtwide strike. “We are very pleased …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2015, 7:31 p.m.

Spokane teacher strike averted; tentative agreement reached

A tentative agreement has been reached between Spokane Public Schools and the teachers union that averts a labor strike Friday.


School talks stall, board prepares for legal action in event of strike

With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public Schools board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking …


Football openers on standby as Spokane Public Schools await word from teacher’s union

City high schools had yet to hear by Wednesday evening whether they had the go-ahead to play season-opening football games Friday – strike or no strike. Greater Spokane League secretary …


Union, Spokane Public Schools still without deal; board backs measure to fire strikers

With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public School board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking …


Spokane teachers, administration work to avoid strike

In an effort to avoid a strike less than a week into the new school year, representatives from the Spokane Education Association and Spokane Public Schools agreed to spend all …


Spokane school year begins amid fears of teachers strike

On Monday, Hy Yoeun dropped off her second-grader, Alex, at Bemiss Elementary. “He didn’t want the summer to be over,” Yoeun said.


Spokane Public Schools board budget proposal would hike prices for meals, after-school services

The Spokane Public Schools board is considering options for budget cuts, including raising school lunch prices, and delaying some new programs.


Spokane educators vote to go on strike

Spokane Public Schools employees on Friday voted to strike just four days after school starts next week. But the Spokane Education Association, which represents the workers, has not abandoned negotiations.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2015, 9:50 p.m.

Spokane Public Schools employees vote to strike if agreement not reached in a week

Employees of Spokane Public Schools have voted to go out on strike beginning Friday, Sept. 4, only days after the first day of school on Monday.


Shawn Vestal: Teachers union president explains walkout in Q-and-A

Today, 3,000 members of the Spokane Education Association will walk off the job in an effort to send a message to the Legislature that it needs to step up to …


East Valley teachers to join walkout

Teachers in the East Valley School District voted Thursday to join Spokane Public Schools teachers in a one-day strike on Wednesday, but teachers in the Central Valley and Cheney school …


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2015, 8:59 p.m.

East Valley teachers vote to join walkout; Central Valley and Cheney teachers will stay on job

Teachers in the East Valley School District voted Thursday to join Spokane Public Schools teachers in a one day walkout on Wednesday but teachers in the Central Valley and Cheney …


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2015, 6:22 p.m.

Spokane teachers vote to strike on May 27; officials cancel school

Spokane Public Schools teachers and staff voted Wednesday to participate in a one-day walkout on May 27 to protest the Legislature not fully funding basic education.


Spin Control: Teachers’ ‘strike’ rankles GOP leaders

OLYMPIA – Senate Republican leaders were mightily incensed last week when some teachers in some West Side districts decided to go out on “strike” to call for more state funding …


Health workers reach contract with Deaconess, Valley hospitals

Unionized health care workers at Valley and Deaconess hospitals have negotiated a contract agreement after an unprecedented 20 months of talks. Set hours for staff, a pay raise and changes …


Valley Hospital turns away nurses, others after strike

Valley Hospital has locked out at least 80 nurses and other employees in the aftermath of Wednesday’s one-day strike and the hiring of temporary replacement workers. The lockout will be …


Valley Hospital to lock out strikers for two days

Valley Hospital announced a two-day lockout of striking nurses and technical workers Wednesday following the launch of an unprecedented one-day strike at Spokane hospitals owned by Community Health Systems Inc. …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2013, 2:09 p.m.

Striking nurses locked out at Valley Hospital

Valley Hospital announced a lockout of many nurses and technical workers who expected to return to work Thursday morning following a one-day strike.