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June 4, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Seattle University ballots impounded in union election

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board has impounded ballots in an election at Seattle University that may decide whether the school’s nontenured faculty can form a union. The university has appealed the election to the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., arguing  it should be exempt from NLRB jurisdiction because it is a religiously operated…


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April 23, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Labor board: Seattle University adjuncts can vote to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board has cleared the way for Seattle University adjuncts and contingent faculty members to vote to form a union — although the decision is likely to be appealed. Some adjuncts are seeking to form a union because of pay inequity and benefits issues. About half of Seattle University’s 700 faculty members are…


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February 20, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Seattle University adjuncts formally petition to form a union

Adjunct faculty members at Seattle University filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board Thursday to form a union with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 925. Adjuncts — faculty members who are not permanent employees on the tenure track — say they do much of the teaching at the university, but don’t make nearly…


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November 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Nurses, others picket Harborview Medical Center over staffing levels

More than 300 union nurses, technicians and other health-care workers marched in front of Harborview Medical Center Wednesday, saying they need higher staffing levels to adequately care for patients and more money to recruit and retain staff. Members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, at a loud, spirited rally, said nurses are forced to either forgo breaks in…


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