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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Striking West Virginia teachers to return to class Thursday

Striking teachers in West Virginia are to return to the classroom on Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice said in announcing he is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

West Virginia teachers to continue strike Tuesday

Thousands of striking schoolteachers who have shut down West Virginia classrooms for days are demanding a face-to-face meeting with the governor and legislative leaders on their pay grievances, a union …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Arbitration possible in ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine

Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to binding, third-party arbitration to solve the strike at the Lucky Friday Mine. Union members will vote in March on whether to invoke arbitration.


Reports: Russian contractors killed by U.S. strike in Syria

An unknown number of private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions.


Seattle school bus drivers vote to end weeklong strike

Seattle school bus drivers are going back to work following a weeklong strike.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9:37 a.m.

Seattle school bus drivers go on strike

School bus drivers in Washington state’s largest school district have gone on strike.


Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest Teva layoffs

Israel’s national trade union on Sunday held a half-day nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva’s decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce, snarling traffic and shuttering key …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Seattle school bus drivers to strike 1 day over health care

The Seattle school bus drivers union says it will go on a one-day strike Wednesday to protest the health insurance plan being offered.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

Amazon workers in Germany, Italy stage Black Friday strike

Workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with “Black Friday” to demand …


Striking protesters disrupt roads, trains in Catalonia

Pro-independence protesters blocked roads and stopped commuter trains Wednesday in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia as part of a general strike to protest the jailing of ousted Catalan government officials …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:40 a.m.

Hecla reports lower 3Q earnings amid ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine

An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine affected Hecla Mining Co.’s third quarter earnings.


Lane County workers go on strike in Oregon

Workers represented by Lane County government’s largest labor union went on strike Wednesday, seeking higher wages while trying to fend off an attempt to make them pay for health insurance.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Catalans stop work to protest police force during referendum

Highways were blocked, schools closed and much business halted across Catalonia Tuesday as tens of thousands of workers and students joined strikes and took to the streets to protest the …