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Pentagon reconsiders Microsoft contract after Amazon protest

The Pentagon is reconsidering its awarding of a major cloud computing contract to Microsoft after rival tech giant Amazon protested what it called a flawed bidding process.


Grizzlies, Hauck Agree to 4-Year Contract Extension

The University of Montana and Grizzlies football head coach Bobby Hauck have agreed to a four year contract extension, the school announced on Friday, extending his current deal through January …


Sacred Heart nurses ratify contract, ending monthslong negotiating session

Nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center, represented by the Washington State Nurses Association, ratified their contract on Thursday, ending more than a year of negotiations with Providence officials.


Sacred Heart nurses win big with tentative agreement; members vote on ratification next week

Nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center will see no changes to their earned illness time or paid time off, as well as receive a 10% wage increase over the next …


UAW workers ratify new contract with Fiat Chrysler

Unionized workers at Fiat Chrysler have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Amazon says Trump’s ‘improper pressure’ doomed Pentagon bid

Amazon says President Donald Trump’s “improper pressure“ and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

GM workers ratify contract, 40-day strike to end

General Motors workers voted 57.2% in favor of a new contract with the company, bringing an immediate end to a contentious a 40-day strike that paralyzed GM’s U.S. factories.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

UAW-GM talks progress but wage, job security issues remain

A top union negotiator says bargainers are making progress on a contract that could end a 19-day strike against General Motors.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Whitefish Energy still wants to get paid for work in Puerto Rico

Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC, which found itself mired in controversy over a $300 million contract to repair the hurricane-ravaged power grid in Puerto Rico, still wants to get paid.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM

Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Providence nurses prepare to strike if contract negotiations continue to stall

Nurses in the Providence hospital system are preparing for strikes after ten months of contract negotiations have produced little progress.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Sacred Heart nurses hold second rally as contract talks with Providence drag on

Nurses at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center held a second demonstration Thursday afternoon to keep pressure on the hospital system amid drawn-out contract negotiations.


Frontier attendants, airline reach tentative deal

Frontier Airlines flight attendants celebrated a tentative contract with the Denver-based budget carrier Wednesday, calling off a demonstration by attendants from 20 airlines in town for a union convention.


AP source: Mike Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best agrees to two-year extension

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best has agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced Thursday, keeping him in Cheney through 2024.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019

Tri-City company awarded $152 million Hanford contract

The Department of Energy has awarded a Hanford contract valued at up to $152 million to a Kennewick company.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Spokane County commissioners open union contract negotiations to the public

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Air Force announces further delays in Boeing aerial refueling tanker

Boeing is further delaying its delivery of the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker to the Air Force, Bloomberg reports.


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.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Idaho extends financial adviser contract on land dealings

Idaho officials have approved extending the contract of a financial adviser guiding the state through the process of reinvesting millions of dollars from the sale of commercial and residential real …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

Tribes won’t renew lobbying contract after initiative filed

Officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say they will not renew a contract with their lobbying firm after the firm filed a ballot initiative to legalize lucrative betting machines known as …


New Hanford contract to care for 6,000 workers valued at $17.1M a year

The Department of Energy has put out a draft request for bids for a company to provide occupational medical and health services at the Hanford nuclear reservation.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Democrat urges probe of Puerto Rico power contract to Zinke’s Montana neighbor

A Democratic congressman is calling for an investigation into a $300 million contract awarded to a small company based in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown of Whitefish, Montana.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017

Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal

The European plane maker reached an unusual, no-cost deal with Canada’s Bombardier that sent Airbus shares up Tuesday, boosts both companies’ prospects in Asia and should save thousands of Bombardier …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

City Council gives East Central Community Center contract to MLK Center over concerns about bias

A majority of the Spokane City Council voted to award a new contract to the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center on Monday night to take over operations of …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

Under pressure from Congress, IRS suspends Equifax contract

The IRS suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax Friday after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

Pacers pick up option year on former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis’ contract

Indiana announced Friday it has picked up the third-year contract option on Sabonis, who was dealt from Oklahoma City this summer along with Victor Oladipo in exchange for Paul George.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Proposed solar farm eligible for 15-year contract

Montana utility regulators have approved more favorable contract terms for a proposed solar farm west of Billings, but developers still aren’t sure the numbers work out.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Senators bewildered by Equifax contract with IRS after hack

Senators are expressing bewilderment that credit reporting company Equifax has received a $7.25 million contract with the IRS to provide taxpayer and personal identity verification services.