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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Sacred Heart nurses prepare for strike as Tri-Cities nurses reach tentative agreement

A group of unionized nurses in the Tri-Cities reached a tentative contract agreement with Providence officials Monday night, but their counterparts at Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center are continuing to …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Nurses, Providence unable to agree on new contract at 1st bargaining session since strike authorization

Nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center, represented by the Washington State Nurses Association, did not reach an agreement in their federally mediated session on Tuesday with Providence officials.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Sacred Heart nurses vote to authorize a strike; next negotiation set for Tuesday

Sacred Heart nurses, represented by the Washington State Nurses Association, voted to authorize a strike, after two days of voting; negotiations with Providence officials are set for Oct. 29.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

GM workers ratify contract, 40-day strike to end

General Motors workers voted 57.2% in favor of a new contract with the company, bringing an immediate end to a contentious a 40-day strike that paralyzed GM’s U.S. factories.


Sacred Heart maintenance and service workers authorize strike; nurses finish voting today

Service and maintenance workers at Sacred Heart Medical Center, represented by UFCW 21, overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

School’s out: Chicago teachers strike, 1st day deal unlikely

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

Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in auto industry

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

End in sight? GM CEO Barra joins talks with striking union

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 …


Unions for Sacred Heart nurses and hospital workers schedule strike votes

After months of negotiations, nurses and hospital workers at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center will vote on whether to authorize a strike.


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.


UAW says negotiations with GM have ‘taken a turn for the worse’

The UAW’s lead negotiator said Sunday that talks with General Motors have “taken a turn for the worse.”


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

UAW-GM talks progress but wage, job security issues remain

A top union negotiator says bargainers are making progress on a contract that could end a 19-day strike against General Motors.


UAW strike forces GM to close Mexican pickup truck factory

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.


GM reverses course, says strikers will keep health coverage

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

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

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.


Talks set to carry on but no deal yet in UAW strike vs GM

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

Union votes to strike at General Motors’ U.S. plants

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.


Auto workers union sets stage for possible strike against GM

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.


British Airways grounds nearly all flights as pilots strike

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.


100 years ago in Spokane: Teachers consider joining union; tailors go on strike

Spokane teachers were starting to consider if they should create a union and joining the American Federation of Teachers.


100 years ago in Spokane: Locomotive shop men in Hillyard launch strike

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Demand strong for giant, dangerous fireworks

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

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.


100 years ago in Spokane: Teamsters, chauffeurs call end to strike

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.


100 years ago in Spokane: Teamster and chauffeurs strike and bakers strike continues

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Valley fruit trees hit hard by frost

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

100 years ago in Spokane: Whitworth College closes for year amid financial shortfalls

Beset by financial difficulties, Whitworth College closed for the 1918-1919 school year.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Bomb that targeted Seattle mayor arrives for inspection

Meanwhile, Hansen was in Kansas promoting Victory bonds. In a speech to the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Hansen attacked Wobblies and anarchists.


100 years ago in Central Washington: Railroad workers strike over lack of bathtubs, decent meals

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

Ohio police: Pair made laxative cookies for striking workers

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.