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Oakland teachers to walk off the job Thursday

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.

Strike 2: West Virginia teachers walk out again

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.


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 …


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.


Denver teachers are ready to strike over pay raises alone

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.

100 years ago in Seattle: National Guard on standby as 60,000 workers strike

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.

Inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center on hunger strike over quality of breakfast food

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.

100 years ago in Puget Sound: 130 unions to participate in general strike

The Puget Sound area was bracing for the biggest labor crisis in its history: a general strike.


Los Angeles teachers union hints at new talks during strike

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 …


New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes

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.

Lyric Opera musicians go on strike, threatening opera season

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.

2,700 workers at major Hawaii hotels join national strike

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.


Thousands of Northern California hotel workers join strike

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.


Tacoma teachers’ strike: Sides ‘far apart’ in state’s 4th-biggest school district

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.


Strike by Western Washington crane operators, others appears to be over

A 17-day strike that delayed major construction projects around Western Washington has apparently ended.


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 …


Yakima teachers, students head back to class on time after strike averted over weekend

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.


Evergreen, Washougal teachers on picket lines on first day of school

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.


Amazon Prime Day: Now an opportunity for worker strikes, consumer protests around the world

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.


100 years ago in Spokane: Telegraph messengers protest working women

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 …


Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza

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.

Gaza militants strike Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation

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 …


UW grad students hold one-day strike over pay and health coverage

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.

Striking Arizona teachers win 20 percent raise, end walkout

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.

Teacher walkouts shut Arizona, Colorado schools

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.

Syria’s allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

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 …


Silver Valley Miners march on one-year anniversary of Lucky Friday Mine strike

Steelworkers and their families took to the streets Saturday to mark what they say is the Idaho Silver Valley’s longest mining strike.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Lucky Friday miners vote against arbitration to end strike

Miners at the Lucky Friday Mine overwhelmingly voted against arbitration to end a strike that has dragged on for nearly a year.


West Virginia teacher’s strike: ‘We feel … under attack’

The West Virginia teacher’s strike entered a new week with no immediate resolution in sight. Teachers are waiting for state lawmakers to agree on a pay raise, and state House …