Stories tagged: labor
Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Spokane police raided hotels and lodging houses “believed to be infested” with Wobblies, “questioning and searching all occupants,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
U.S. employers advertised fewer open jobs in September compared with the previous month, but the number of available positions remains high by historic standards.
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
100 years ago in the Inland Northwest: Car bridge over Columbia opens; striking miners return to work
The first auto suspension bridge over the Columbia River was opened near Chelan Falls, a few miles above Wenatchee.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google has agreed to post a notice to remind employees of their rights.
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
The number of open U.S. jobs slipped 0.4% in July, while hires climbed slightly, a sign that some employers may be growing cautious amid rising economic uncertainty.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019
Two Hillyard 17-year-olds were arrested after they were accused of defacing Carstens Meat Market with signs bearing the slogans “Scab Meat,” “Scab Market” and “Unfair to Union Labor.”
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
The number of migrant workers has declined nationwide, and many of those workers who are here now are on an H-2A visa, which allows farmers to bring in foreign workers …
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
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
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
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
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
Two stories in The Spokane Daily Chronicle address bolshevist plots and labor relations in Spokane.
Sun., March 24, 2019
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
The Puget Sound area was bracing for the biggest labor crisis in its history: a general strike.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
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
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
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
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
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 …