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MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

City union tentatively agrees to contract 

Spokane Mayor David Condon has reached his first tentative contract deal with a major city union. The Spokane Managerial and Professional Association mailed ballots to its 250 members this week on a proposed three-year contract, said Carly Cortright, the association’s president. The union’s leadership, which...

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

Irony alert on postal protest

This just in: Members of the postal unions and community supporters are planning a protest on Sept. 27 in every congressional district, asking the honorable congresspersons to do everything in their power to save the Postal Service. That includes a demonstration outside Rep. Cathy McMorris...

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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

Protesters gather near the World War I memorial on the state Capitol Campus, Friday April 8, 2011. (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)

WA Lege Day 89: Union rally and budget debate

Protesters gather near the World War I memorial on the state Capitol Campus Friday. OLYMPIA -- The last of four days of protests in and around the Capitol over a proposed "all-cut" budget will feature thousands of labor union members joining other demonstrators on the...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 19, 2010

State wants to reopen union contracts

OLYMPIA -- Thursday's worse than expected revenue forecast prompted Gov. Chris Gregoire to order state employee unions back to the bargaining table to renegotiate contracts.With a proclamation, Gregoire invoked a state law that allows her to ask the unions to reopen existing contracts. A separate...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

This botton was made by supporters of Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick in response to a no confidence vote in the chief's office from the Spokane Police Guild.

Other unions show support for Kirkpatrick

Division in the Spokane Police Department has been made clear by the March no confidence vote held by the Spokane Police Guild.Some supporters of Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick within the department responded by printing and wearing the button pictured above, and it appears she has...

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