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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.


Deaconess, Valley hospitals ready for nurses’ strike

A one-day strike looms Wednesday at Deaconess and Valley hospitals after contract negotiations with nurses and other workers failed. It would be the first strike in Spokane by hospital nurses …


Hospital strike set for Wednesday at Deaconess and Valley

A one-day strike looms Wednesday at Deaconess and Valley hospitals after contract negotiations with nurses and other workers failed.


Deaconess, Valley hospital nurse strike plans on hold

About 1,100 unionized nurses, medical techs and service staff at Deaconess and Valley hospitals have postponed plans for a one-day strike this month. However, the strike could be rescheduled unless …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2012, 8:23 p.m.

Symphony musicians reject offer, concert cancelled

The Spokane Symphony musicians will go on strike effective at 5 p.m. Saturday, forcing cancellation of Saturday’s SuperPops concert.


UK border guards to strike on eve of Olympics

LONDON — The union representing immigration staff at British airports says its members will walk off the job on July 26, the day before the start of the Olympic Games.


Shock set to play after strike at least temporarily called off

When the Arena Football League schedule was released in October, Spokane majority owner Brady Nelson wasn’t thrilled to see the Shock with a Monday home opener, the last of six …


Nelson: Spokane Shock opener will go on as planned

Spokane Shock majority owner Brady Nelson says he’s “100 percent” confident the Arena Football League team’s season opener Monday night will go on as planned despite threats from the players …


Negotiators reach deal to end Tacoma teachers strike

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Negotiators have reached a deal to end a teachers strike that forced the cancellation of more than a week of school in Tacoma.


Ponderay Newsprint workers on strike

Union workers at the Ponderay Newsprint plant walked out of the plant at 6 a.m. today, halting production at the mill near Usk in Pend Oreille County.


Proposed contract gives raises to union workers at hospitals

Unionized health care workers will continue voting today on a new contract that would award pay raises of at least 3 percent at Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and …


Tentative contract stops hospital strike

Unionized health care workers at Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and Medical Center will vote on a new labor contract today and Friday. Details of the tentative agreement that …


Hospitals, workers reach tentative agreement

Unionized health care workers at Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and Medical Center will vote on a new labor contract Thursday and Friday. Details of the tentative agreement that …