Stories tagged: unions
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Meanwhile, Hansen was in Kansas promoting Victory bonds. In a speech to the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Hansen attacked Wobblies and anarchists.
Tue., April 30, 2019
Spokane milkmen were on the verge of a strike.
Mon., April 29, 2019
Spokane’s teamsters and chauffeurs’ union, which had as many as 800 employed members, were planning to strike in two days.
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 7:58 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: First aerial pictures of city show downtown from eyes of flying circus aviators
The aviators of a “flying circus” (air show) that had wowed Spokane left behind the first aerial pictures ever printed of Spokane.
Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
For almost 60 years, workers at New Era’s factory have been making the caps for Major Leage Baseball players. But the company is transferring most of its work to overseas …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 9:32 p.m.
Most of the burden of negotiating a living wage in this country has fallen on the backs of the unions. Yet this history is rapidly being forgotten among younger workers.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
The move means members of the public and media will be able to witness the collective bargaining process in real time, even though state law allows that process to take …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
With Labor Day here, the movement that created the holiday flexed its muscle in Seattle, where the landscape has been transformed in the last few years by labor-backed measures protecting …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
This is what those who hope to silence unions don’t understand: Unions give voice, dignity, and a portion of the wealth that workers create back to them.
Sun., July 1, 2018
Wednesday’s landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME has implications for Washington state. While its impact will be more limited than public employee unions fear and their critics …
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to Democratic-leaning organized …
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Walmart has settled a long-running battle with labor activists over the punishment of workers who claimed they were mistreated by managers for supporting efforts to organize by wearing union insignia.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
Employers hiring under a collective bargaining agreement won’t have to ask for written authorization before deducting certain dues or fees from an employee’s salary under a new law signed Friday.
Sun., March 11, 2018
I’ve served as an officer of the Professional Musicians AFM Local 105 since being elected in 1998, was elected to the international executive board of the American Federation of Musicians …
Sat., March 3, 2018
This spring, the Supreme Court will decide a case with far-reaching consequences for the future of public-sector unions in America. In Janus v. AFSCME, the court is weighing whether state …
Sat., March 3, 2018
But there is no longer any reason for an employer to provide bookkeeping and bill paying services. And change has public sector unions scared spitless.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
With the justice holding the decisive vote silent, a divided Supreme Court sparred Monday over a case that could undermine the financial footing of labor unions that represent government workers.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Governments across the state could soon take a step toward greater transparency depending on a state decision about open collective bargaining – the practice of allowing the public to be …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
A state appeals court has sided with a coalition of state worker unions in a clash with a conservative group over what information about public employees can be released.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Its conservative majority restored, the Supreme Court said Thursday it will return to an issue with the potential to financially cripple Democratic-leaning labor unions that represent government workers.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 3 a.m.
Spokane, for much of its history, has been a labor town.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
More than 1,500 union men marched through the streets of Spokane in celebration of Labor Day. “Numerically, it was one of the most impressive demonstrations that the labor unions of …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
All 27 men arrested for what was termed a drunken riot on a train were released by Spokane military authorities – all except the Wobbly “leader.”
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
The Spokesman-Review fanned the flames of anti-Wobbly suspicion with a front page story hinting that Germans were among the 27 men rounded up at the Industrial Workers of the World …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
The Great Northern Railway lost 23 freight cars to arson in one day, and authorities suspected that it might be the work of the Wobblies. The fires broke out simultaneously …
Thu., July 27, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: North Idaho towns organize boycott of Spokane goods in response to Wobblies
The alarm over the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) reached a new high. The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that Idaho towns were prepared to punish Spokane businesses for Spokane’s …
Sat., June 10, 2017
The shocking news of the day came from across the mountains: 193 miners were feared dead after a fire in the Speculator Mine near Butte, Mont. This “appalling calamity” was …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Conservative groups are wasting little time in trying to deal a crippling blow to labor unions now that Justice Neil Gorsuch has joined the Supreme Court.