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November 18, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Workers on one-day strike at two Tacoma hospitals

TACOMA — About 1,100 workers have started a one-day strike at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood. The News Tribune reports the Service Employees International Union Local 1199NW called the walkout Tuesday during contract negotiations. A spokesman for CHI Franciscan Health, Scott Thompson, says it will keep negotiating. A federal mediator…

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February 19, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Wednesday Memo: Boeing, Machinists to make up? … Driving stoned … School-bus drivers strike?

National Weather Service forecast We’re sorry? Boeing, politicians vow to heal rift with Machinists union Stevens and Snoqualmie passes are both open this morning, although driving is still a bit dicey. Be careful out there. We have a closer look at what’s happening weather-wise in the mountains. And guess what?…

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August 30, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Negotiations continue in Seattle teacher contract talks

The negotiation teams for Seattle Public Schools and the city’s teachers union met until midnight Thursday and continued talking all day Friday, but it’s not clear whether they’re closer to reaching an agreement that would pave the way for school to start as planned next Wednesday. Union members met Friday for strike training, saying they want to…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Seattle Education Association, Seattle Public Schools, South Kitsap Education Association

May 30, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Fast food workers walking off the job in Seattle today

Walk outs by fast food workers spread across Seattle today including this Arby’s at 6th Avenue South and South Michigan Street in Georgetown. (Photo by Mike Seigel / The Seattle Times) UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. | A strike by fast food workers has hit restaurants in Seattle today and organizers say more restaurants have been targeted…

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October 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Morning Memo: 10 local and trending stories for Wednesday

1. Sea-Tac plane fuelers authorize strike they say might disrupt flights Fuelers who work for contractor ASIG say the strike vote was called over “retaliation against a co-worker who raised public concerns about safety & fairness at our airport.” They’ve scheduled a news conference at noon today. Comments from ASIG and Alaska Airlines…

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August 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

State wants to know: Was your garbage really collected?

State regulators investigating Waste Management’s performance during its recent garbage strike will hold a public hearing Thursday to determine whether the company was adequately prepared for the strike, and whether it accurately reported garbage collections to regulators during the labor dispute. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission also is considering a request from the company that…

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July 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Waste Management recycling and yard-waste drivers strike

Trash collection came to a halt in much of King and Snohomish counties today as garbage-truck drivers refused to cross picket lines set up by striking drivers of recycling and yard-waste trucks. The strike, which appears likely to affect pickups on Thursday as well, is affecting about 220,000 households in Seattle, Redmond, Mountlake Terrace and 11…

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February 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Port of Seattle truckers heading back to work

Short-haul truckers at the Port of Seattle announced today they are going back to work, after a two-week walkout to seek better pay and working conditions. About 400 drivers, mostly African immigrants, stayed off the job two weeks, taking about one third of the usual fleet out of service, and slowing cargo traffic. Truckers requested a…

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