Stories tagged: union
Sun., June 30, 2019
Spokane County was preparing to vote on a massive $3.25 million bond issue for paving county roads, and the city’s top labor leader announced his wholehearted support.
Fri., May 31, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
Firefighters for Walt Disney World’s private government say they’re understaffed and that poses a safety risk as the Florida theme park resort grows even bigger with this year’s openings of …
Thu., May 30, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray visited a Vancouver union hall Wednesday on her first stop to promote her new pro-union bill, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act.
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.
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:39 p.m.
Nurses at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center held a second demonstration Thursday afternoon to keep pressure on the hospital system amid drawn-out contract negotiations.
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 …
Sun., March 24, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
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 …
Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:08 a.m.
Southwest is suing its mechanics’ union over what it claims is an illegal work slowdown that is grounding planes and disrupting flights.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
In the bitter cold Monday afternoon at Riverfront Park, dozens of nurses rallied for better staffing, benefits and patient safety at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
A federal employees union filed a lawsuit Monday against the Trump administration, alleging the partial government shutdown is illegally forcing more than 400,000 federal employees to work without pay.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
The union representing Spokane County’s deputy prosecutors has launched a public pressure campaign in hopes of rebooting contract negotiations and obtaining wage increases. Mediated negotiations stalled in August when the …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Battle Ground Public Schools’ board of directors approved its contract with the teachers union Tuesday, formally marking the end of weeks of consternation over teachers’ salaries in the region.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
A group of workers at Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market planned to email colleagues at the organic grocer’s stores announcing a push to organize.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
A former Fiat Chrysler executive was sentenced to 5
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 8 p.m.
The Teamsters union at UPS has voted to authorize a strike, if necessary, a negotiating tactic that’s aimed at ratcheting up the pressure in contract negotiations but does not signal …
Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Walt Disney World didn’t violate the law when it withheld $1,000 bonuses to workers in a coalition of unions currently renegotiating wages, even though it paid the bonuses to other …
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:22 p.m.
Some aviation safety experts said they see no reason for alarm. And, in fact, Southwest’s safety record is enviable: Until last week, no passenger had died in an accident during …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
A federal agency has approved a settlement for a potato processing plant in southern Idaho, but the union involved in the dispute plans to appeal the decision.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
The California Supreme Court handed a victory to organized farm labor Monday in a lawsuit that pitted the union launched by iconic labor leader Cesar Chavez against one of the …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine affected Hecla Mining Co.’s third quarter earnings.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Even though the union workers at the Lucky Friday Mine are on strike, the mine is still producing a limited amount of silver.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Lane County and its largest employee union remain far apart on a new labor contract.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 9 p.m.
Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey’s flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, the president of the city’s firefighters union …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
As negotiations start this month over wage increases at Walt Disney World, rebellion is brewing in one of the six unions that advocate for the resort’s 70,000 workers.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Progress could be halted on Seattle’s many construction projects following a decision by more than a quarter of King County’s concrete delivery-truck drivers to go on strike.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Triumph Group no longer plans to sell its West Plains aircraft parts factory. About 600 people work at the Spokane plant, which produces floor panels and ducting for airplanes.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Workers at a Nissan assembly plant in Mississippi have voted against forming a union, adding to decades of futility by United Auto Workers organizers at foreign-owned auto plants in the …