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Battle Ground Public Schools board approves contract with union

Battle Ground Public Schools’ board of directors approved its contract with the teachers union Tuesday, formally marking the end of weeks of consternation over teachers’ salaries in the region.


Group of Whole Foods workers aims to unionize

A group of workers at Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market planned to email colleagues at the organic grocer’s stores announcing a push to organize.


Ex-Fiat Chrysler exec gets 5.5 years in union bribery case

A former Fiat Chrysler executive was sentenced to 5


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 8 p.m.

Teamsters union ratchets up pressure in UPS contract negotiations

The Teamsters union at UPS has voted to authorize a strike, if necessary, a negotiating tactic that’s aimed at ratcheting up the pressure in contract negotiations but does not signal …


Labor board says Disney can withhold bonuses during talks

Walt Disney World didn’t violate the law when it withheld $1,000 bonuses to workers in a coalition of unions currently renegotiating wages, even though it paid the bonuses to other …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

Some aviation safety experts said they see no reason for alarm. And, in fact, Southwest’s safety record is enviable: Until last week, no passenger had died in an accident during …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Union plans appeal after agency approves plant settlement

A federal agency has approved a settlement for a potato processing plant in southern Idaho, but the union involved in the dispute plans to appeal the decision.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

California farmworker unions win battle to ensure contracts

The California Supreme Court handed a victory to organized farm labor Monday in a lawsuit that pitted the union launched by iconic labor leader Cesar Chavez against one of the …


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.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

Lucky Friday’s silver production falls by 90 percent during 3Q

Even though the union workers at the Lucky Friday Mine are on strike, the mine is still producing a limited amount of silver.


Oregon county’s largest employee union votes to OK strike

Lane County and its largest employee union remain far apart on a new labor contract.


Union: Thousands of firefighters didn’t work during Harvey

Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey’s flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, the president of the city’s firefighters union …


Court blocks Seattle law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.


Union in strife as Disney and Teamsters prepare for talks

As negotiations start this month over wage increases at Walt Disney World, rebellion is brewing in one of the six unions that advocate for the resort’s 70,000 workers.


Judge clears way for Seattle rideshare drivers to unionize

For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over …


Seattle’s construction projects threatened by work strike

Progress could be halted on Seattle’s many construction projects following a decision by more than a quarter of King County’s concrete delivery-truck drivers to go on strike.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Triumph Group will keep Spokane factory; sale plans abandoned

Triumph Group no longer plans to sell its West Plains aircraft parts factory. About 600 people work at the Spokane plant, which produces floor panels and ducting for airplanes.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

Nissan workers reject United Auto Workers in Mississippi

Workers at a Nissan assembly plant in Mississippi have voted against forming a union, adding to decades of futility by United Auto Workers organizers at foreign-owned auto plants in the …


Postal Service broke law in pushing time off for workers to campaign for Clinton, investigation finds

The U.S. Postal Service engaged in “systemic” violations of federal law by pressuring managers to approve letter carriers taking time off last fall to campaign for Hillary Clinton and other …


James W. Loewen: Civil War revisionism rooted in racism

Donald Trump’s conclusion about Jackson places him in a camp of 1930s historians who called it a “needless war.” That view is a product of its time, and that time …


Hollywood writers, producers reach deal; strike averted

A tentative deal was reached between screenwriters and producers Tuesday, averting a strike that could have crippled TV and film production and inflicted harm on the wider California economy.


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Seattle law allowing Uber, Lyft drivers to unionize blocked

Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers-for-hire to unionize was blocked by a federal judge, giving a legal boost to ride-hailing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc.


Trump, unions reach surprise agreements for workers at Las Vegas, D.C. hotels

Donald Trump’s hotel company and two of the country’s leading labor unions reached agreement Wednesday on deals that will set wage and health benefits for 520 workers at his hotel …


Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump

A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of workers by inflating the number of jobs …


Teamsters demand McKesson CEO return millions of dollars for role in opioid crisis

The Teamsters union called Tuesday for health-care giant McKesson to take back millions of dollars in incentive pay from chief executive John Hammergren, citing damage to the company’s reputation caused …


Lufthansa pilots’ union threatens strike in dispute over pay

union representing pilots at Germany airline Lufthansa is threatening renewed strikes in a long-running dispute over pay.


Southwest Airlines pilots OK contract that boosts pay almost 30 percent

Southwest Airlines pilots approved a new contract that will boost pay almost 30 percent over its term and improve retirement benefits while falling short of recent raises proposed at some …


Chicago teachers, district reach tentative deal; no strike

Chicago teachers and the nation’s third-largest school district struck a tentative deal on a new contract late Monday, averting what would have been the second major strike since 2012 for …


Yale grad students file petition seeking union certification

Graduate students who assist in teaching and research at Yale University have filed petitions seeking union certification.


Nurses’ union nears contract agreement with Sacred Heart

After months of contract negotiations, the union representing nurses at Providence Sacret Heart Medical Center said Thursday it has reached a tentative agreement with hospital management.