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Friday, December 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane Valley machinists ratify labor agreement

Members of a machinist union have ratified a three-year contract with ASC Machine Tools in Spokane Valley that provides raises and improved retirement benefits, officials said.

Labor unions out in force in the region

Labor unions at some of the region’s largest private employers are negotiating for new contracts.

Triumph Composite workers strike; company seeks replacements

Workers at Spokane airplane parts plant Triumph Composite Systems go out on strike amid plans by the parent company to cut expenses by closing facilities.

Machinists vote to strike Triumph factory on West Plains

Union officials are urging the 403 Machinists making aerospace parts at the Triumph Composite Systems factory west of Spokane to reject a labor contract and vote Monday for a strike

New president for Boeing Machinists in Washington

SEATTLE — The union local that represents about 32,000 Boeing machinists in western Washington has elected a new president. District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace …

Bill would phase out pensions for state workers

SEATTLE — A state lawmaker wants to offer a $10,000 incentive to state employees who agree to move away from the state pension system into a 401(k)-style retirement package.

Inslee makes overture to Boeing rival Airbus

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee personally met with an Airbus executive recently to discuss how the state and the Boeing rival can work together.

In rare union split, national Machinists leaders order vote on Boeing contract offer

SEATTLE – Despite the vehement opposition of local union leaders, the national headquarters of the Machinists union has ordered a vote on Boeing’s revised offer to extend their contract, setting …