Stories tagged: union
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.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
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.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 9 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
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.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
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.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
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 …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
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 …
Sun., May 7, 2017
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 …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 8 a.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 1:14 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
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.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 10:35 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
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.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
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.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:06 a.m.
Saint Martin’s University fights faculty unionization efforts
Saint Martin’s University is asking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a stay in the certification of a recent unionization vote by members of its non-tenured faculty.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Nurses gather outside Sacred Heart as hospital contract negotiations continue
About 200 Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center nurses and their supporters gathered outside the hospital Tuesday morning in the midst of ongoing contract negotiations.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Spokane teachers ‘walk-in’ to protest conditions they call unsafe
Teachers and staff at 50 of Spokane Public Schools 55 schools participated in a walk in Friday morning in an effort to draw attention to school safety issues.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Hawaiian Airlines pilots picket, say contract talks slowed
Dozens of Hawaiian Airlines pilots picketed Wednesday for a new collective bargaining agreement a week after voting to allow union representatives to call for a strike if necessary.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Triumph Composite workers strike; company seeks replacements
Workers at Spokane airplane parts plant Triumph Composite Systems go out on strike amid plans by the parent company to cut expenses by closing facilities.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 5:58 p.m.
Treasury rejects plan to slash Teamsters pension benefits
The Treasury Department has rejected an effort by the Teamsters Central State Pension Plan to cut benefits for 270,000 retired workers starting in July.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 4 p.m.
VW’s union challenge declined by National Labor Relations Board
The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday declined to take up Volkswagen’s challenge of a union vote at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015
Spokane County 2016 budget includes pay raise for most employees
The 2016 Spokane County budget includes a bump in sales tax revenues, but also includes a pay increase of 1.5 percent for most employees, their first since 2011.