Stories tagged: strike
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5:27 p.m.
Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation’s third-largest school district in a dispute that canceled classes for …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6:52 p.m.
Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative contract deal that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company’s U.S. factories to a standstill.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union …
Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
After months of negotiations, nurses and hospital workers at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center will vote on whether to authorize a strike.
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
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.
Sun., Oct. 6, 2019, 10:45 p.m.
The UAW’s lead negotiator said Sunday that talks with General Motors have “taken a turn for the worse.”
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 4:58 p.m.
A top union negotiator says bargainers are making progress on a contract that could end a 19-day strike against General Motors.
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
A parts shortage caused by a strike by the United Auto Workers union has forced General Motors to shut down its pickup truck and transmission factories in Silao, Mexico.
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
General Motors now says striking workers will get company-paid health insurance, nine days after telling the union that coverage would be cut off.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
President Donald Trump and other GOP officials have largely avoided taking sides in the GM strike that threatens to upend the economy in election battleground Michigan.
Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 7:44 a.m.
Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume Tuesday after a pause overnight as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 12:06 p.m.
The roughly 49,000 United Auto Workers at General Motors’ plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight because contract talks have broken down.
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 10:20 p.m.
A top United Auto Workers official says the union and General Motors are far apart on major issues, increasing the likelihood of a strike as early as Sunday night.
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
British Airways has canceled almost all its flights for 48 hours, affecting as many as 195,000 travelers, due to a strike by pilots over pay.
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
Spokane teachers were starting to consider if they should create a union and joining the American Federation of Teachers.
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 …
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.
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Lightning strikes two homes near Post Falls during heavy storm Thursday; area near Colville sees power outage from wind
Lightning struck two houses near Post Falls during a brief but heavy thunderstorm Thursday evening. The houses saw light damage and no one was hurt.
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 …
Sat., May 4, 2019
Fruit trees in the Spokane Valley area were hard hit by late season frost. Reports from Vera, Oppportunity and Greenacres were that damage to pears, peaches and early apples was …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Beset by financial difficulties, Whitworth College closed for the 1918-1919 school year.
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Meanwhile, Hansen was in Kansas promoting Victory bonds. In a speech to the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Hansen attacked Wobblies and anarchists.
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 12, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Police say a couple made laxative-laced cookies for striking school employees because they were tired of the noise from the picket line near their home.
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:12 p.m.
The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn’t get its way in upcoming contract talks.
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: With a foot of snow on the ground, officials ask public for help to get flu nurses to new patients
An uptick in new flu cases had residents worried that the the Spanish flu epidemic had not run its course.
Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Teachers in Oakland, California, will become the latest educators in the country to strike over pay and classroom conditions.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on a strike that launched a national “Red4Ed” movement, they’re doing it again.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 4 a.m.
100 years ago in Seattle: General strike called to an end, but shipyard workers no closer to settlement
The Seattle General Strike of 1919 was over. The general strike committee called off the sympathetic strike of 30,000 union members, which had originally been called in support of the …