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Triumph got $790,000 in tax breaks from state in last two years

Triumph strike enters its second week with union leaders questioning company’s tax breaks.


Valley Hospital turns away nurses, others after strike

Valley Hospital has locked out at least 80 nurses and other employees in the aftermath of Wednesday’s one-day strike and the hiring of temporary replacement workers. The lockout will be …


Spokane County files labor complaint against deputies

More than two years of contract negotiations between Spokane County and its deputy sheriffs have been put on hold after the county filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the …


Picket replaces symphony performance

Musicians of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra took to the picket lines Saturday instead of the stage. The musicians, who announced Friday night they were going on strike after months of …


Symphony musicians strike after talks fail

The show won’t go on – at least not tonight. Musicians in the Spokane Symphony Orchestra are going on strike amid an ongoing contract dispute.


Hertz fires 26 Muslim drivers in Seattle over breaks

More than two dozen Somali Muslim drivers for Hertz at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are being fired after refusing to clock out for daily breaks during which they normally pray, according …


Union: Documents show Boeing aimed to trump unions

Documents released today by a union in a high-profile labor dispute with Boeing Co. suggested the aerospace giant opened a new plant in South Carolina partly to escape its labor …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 8, 2011

Judge warns Washington union to halt illegal tactics

A federal judge ordered union protesters to stop using illegal tactics today as they battle for the right to work at a new grain terminal in Washington state.


NFL, team reps will meet

CHICAGO – Today in Chicago, two representatives from each NFL team are scheduled to attend what should be the most significant league meeting since the lockout began. But the meeting …


Lead negotiator says NFL proposed 10-year CBA

WASHINGTON – The outcome of the NFL’s first work stoppage since 1987 could be decided in court. The first hearing on the players’ request for an injunction to block the …


Sacred Heart Talks Scheduled Nurses Vote On Whether To Authorize A Strike

Barbra Frye, left, answers questions as nurses gather Wednesday near Sacred Heart Medical Center to vote on a contract offer. Photo by Roger Ames/The Spokesman-Review


Hospital, Nurses To Talk Today Federal Mediator Calls Two Sides Together In Sacred Heart Dispute

Nurses and management at Sacred Heart Medical Center are scheduled to meet tonight to try to settle on a new contract. The more than 1,100 registered nurses at the hospital …


Patients Speak Out For Nurses Sacred Heart Nurses Say Demands Are About More Than Pocketbooks

Sacred Heart nurses and their supporters rally at Cowley Park on Sunday. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Nurses Head Back To The Bargaining Table Union Notifies Sacred Heart That It Is Planning An Informational Picket

Nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center will renew contract negotiations with management next Tuesday. The more than 1,100 hospital nurses have been working without a contract since Dec. 31. Last …


Registered Nurses Working Scared Letter Of The Week: From Jan. 25, 1997

Today was scary for many nurses at Sacred Heart. We used words like “picketing” and “strike.” Over the years, we’ve bargained for benefits equal to those of other nurses at …


Nurse Struggles With Rising Burden Health-Care System Hurts Patient Care, Rn Says

FOR THE RECORD: 1-28-98 Nurse layoff correction: The licensed practical nurses laid off at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in August were not replaced by less-skilled personnel. A story in Sunday’s …


Sacred Heart Nurses Wary Of New Offer Bargaining Unit To Recommend Rejection Of Contract Based On Several Staffing Issues

Nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center will consider the most recent contract offer from hospital management for the next two weeks before deciding what to do. On Feb. 4 and …


Settlement Averts Amtrak Strike Wage Hike Still Must Be Ratified; Congress Also Must Ok Rescue Plan

A labor agreement reached Sunday between Amtrak and maintenance workers averted a national passenger rail strike that would have disrupted travel for hundreds of thousands. The threat of a shutdown …


Railroad Workers Agree To Postpone Strike A Week

Amtrak management and railroad workers agreed Sunday to a cooling-off period of at least a week, averting a possible strike Wednesday that could have disrupted heavily traveled commuter operations up …


Ups Pilots Reject Company’s Final Offer

United Parcel Service’s pilots rejected the company’s contract offer Wednesday, but both sides agreed no strike would be called this year, sparing consumers major holiday delivery tie-ups. The primary point …


2,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers Ready To Strike

Some 2,000 service workers for Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and southwest Washington are ready to go on strike over wages and benefits. Negotiations between Service Employees International Union Local 49 …


Teachers Consider Walkout Union Demands Contract In Bonner County Schools

Bonner County teachers don’t want to start another school year without a new contract and may stage a walkout if they don’t get one. “That is surely one of the …


Uaw Threatens To Strike Gm Plant

The United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. are at odds again at another big parts plant where a threatened strike could cripple the No. 1 automaker’s North American car …


Ups Showdown Looms Contract Negotiations Going Down To The Wire

UPS deliveries could be disrupted if the company and Teamsters can’t agree on a new contract by midnight Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


Union Prepares For Strike; Ups Expects Agreement

No one wants a strike. But while the United Parcel Service expects contract negotiations to be settled in the next few days, the Teamster employees who work in Eastern Washington …


British Airways Ground Workers Talk

Ground workers at British Airways said Monday they would rather talk than strike to resolve a dispute over the airline’s plans to sell its inflight catering operations. The ground worker’s …


In-Home Nurses Ok New Agreement

The Spokane Visiting Nurse Association unanimously approved a new contract with the Washington State Nurses Association Thursday night. “We’re very relieved and thankful, and ready to go to work with …


Visiting Nurses Vote To Strike Next Month Walkout Scheduled For June 9; Nurses Care For 650 Patients In Spokane Area

At least 60 nurses who care for 650 sick people in their homes in the Spokane area plan to go on strike June 9. The nurses are asking their employer, …


Boeing Union Files Unfair Labor Charge

Boeing’s mostly white-collar engineers’ union has filed an unfair-labor-practices complaint challenging the company’s plan for a joint venture with a New York flight-training operation. At a meeting Friday between Boeing …


Airline Mediators To Hold First Meeting

The special board appointed by President Clinton to meditate the pilots dispute at American Airlines is set to begin meeting today. Three arbitrators are to hear the dispute and devise …