Stories tagged: strike
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 …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Labor Council says local workers likely wouldn’t mount sympathy strike in support of Seattle general strike
William J. Coates, the president of Spokane’s Central Labor Council, did not see any reason for Spokane workers to go on a sympathy strike in support of Seattle’s general strike.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
Denver teachers are prepared to walk of the job Monday for the first time in 25 years over an incentive-based pay system they call unpredictable and unfair to experienced educators.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:45 p.m.
Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson issued an ultimatum to the nearly 60,000 workers who were engaged in the Seattle General Strike.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
A majority of inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell have launched a hunger strike.
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.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
The head of the Los Angeles teachers union hinted at contract talks resuming Wednesday as striking educators in the nation’s second-largest school district protested outside hundreds of schools for a …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 5 a.m.
How much input workers have as new technologies are introduced is among the core issues for the nearly 8,000 workers that have walked off their jobs at Marriott hotels from …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 7:27 p.m.
The 64th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago was disrupted Tuesday when musicians walked off the job Tuesday to protest cuts proposed by management.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
About 2,700 Marriott employees on Oahu and Maui on Monday joined the strike that began last week in Boston, San Francisco and other cities.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday after months of negotiations for a wage increase.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Teacher strikes in Tacoma, Battle Ground, Centralia, and Tumwater have impacted more than 53,000 students combined, just under half of whom come from low-income households.
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:47 a.m.
A 17-day strike that delayed major construction projects around Western Washington has apparently ended.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
It’s official: Teachers and school staff in Seattle voted to authorize a strike Tuesday evening. The strike could take effect if negotiations with Seattle Public Schools don’t result in a …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
After teachers and the Yakima School District reached a tentative contract agreement over the weekend, school began as scheduled Monday – much to the relief of parents, students and employees.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
Teachers in the Evergreen and Washougal school districts headed to the picket lines this morning, demonstrating in favor of higher wages after contract negotiations across Clark County stalled.