Stories tagged: labor
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
The strike was in support of a nationwide labor push to raise wages for railway mechanics. More Hillyard workers, including the car carpenters and other craftsmen, were scheduled to walk …
Thu., July 18, 2019
The state concluded its case against 28 members of the Industrial Workers of the World – Wobblies, as they were known – for the crime of wearing Wobbly buttons, the …
Thu., July 11, 2019
Hundreds of people stood on the Washington Street bridge to watch a series of river baptisms performed by the Rev. John G. Lake.
Thu., July 4, 2019
Spokane’s giant Victory and Independence Day parade through downtown had an international flavor.
Wed., July 3, 2019
Sales of firecrackers, Roman candles, pinwheels and rockets were strong in Spokane — and one fireworks retailer said that even these were considered too tame by some purchasers.
Thu., June 6, 2019
Cafe workers in Spokane won a major labor concession: a six-day week.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Government control of railroads was popular in some quarters, including Spokane’s Central Labor Council. The government had assumed control of the rail lines for national security reasons during the war, …
Mon., May 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
More students used to take shop classes, where they learned a trade and could enjoy working with their hands. Today, kids might consider Washington apprenticeship programs – which allow them …
Sun., May 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
The strike of 500 Spokane teamsters and chauffeurs is off. An agreement to end the week-old strike means the men will return to work the next day.
Sun., May 5, 2019
The teamsters and chauffeurs’ union voted to go on strike after demanding that members of the Spokane and Transfer association agree to wage increases from 50 cents to $1 a …
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.
Sat., April 27, 2019
About 300 men working on a project to electrify the Milwaukee Railroad’s line through Washington were on strike at their job site west of the Columbia River.
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.
Mon., April 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Two stories in The Spokane Daily Chronicle address bolshevist plots and labor relations in Spokane.
Sun., March 24, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
The governor of Washington toured a labor union training center in Oregon as part of his campaign for president. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Gov. Jay Inslee on Saturday toured the …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:11 a.m.
The Puget Sound area was bracing for the biggest labor crisis in its history: a general strike.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
New minimum wage requirements will take effect in 20 states and nearly two dozen cities – Seattle among them – around the start of the new year, affecting millions of …
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 …
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.
Mon., April 9, 2018, 11:32 a.m.
Washington authorities say a pregnant woman went into labor as an officer was attempting to arrest her on suspicion of using drugs.
Tue., April 3, 2018
A jury in Coeur d’Alene deliberated for only an hour and a half before finding W.M. Nelson guilty of “criminal syndicalism.” Nelson was the former secretary of the Industrial Workers …
Sun., April 1, 2018
Washington Gov. Ernest Lister was in Spokane to deal with several important matters, including the “labor situation.” The Spokane Daily Chronicle speculated that he was preparing to deal with volatile …
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 18, 2018
Steelworkers and their families took to the streets Saturday to mark what they say is the Idaho Silver Valley’s longest mining strike.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
U.S. companies posted the fewest open jobs in seven months in December, yet the number of Americans quitting their jobs rose to a 17-year high, a mixed reading on the …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
If you own an iPhone X, there is a chance your prized smartphone was built from forced labor of Chinese high school students.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine affected Hecla Mining Co.’s third quarter earnings.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Their six-day strike was one of several across Washington state during a turbulent year for labor relations in one of the country’s largest agricultural states. Those strikes highlight some of …