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September 10, 2014 at 1:42 PM

$15 wage marchers cross from Seattle to Bellevue; rallies planned this afternoon

About 100 fast-food workers and supporters rallied at an overlook park above Interstate 90 over the noon hour Wednesday as part of an effort to bring the fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage from Seattle to Bellevue. The group was heading across Lake Washington on the I-90 bridge in early afternoon, with plans to…

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May 14, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Fast-food workers say they’ll strike Thursday for higher wages

A group that helped organize fast-food worker protests last year says fast-food workers will again strike Thursday to call on corporations to pay employees a $15 minimum wage. Throughout the day, fast-food workers across Seattle are expected to either walk off their jobs or not come in to work “as part of a global movement of…

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October 19, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Injunction blocks threatened aircraft fueler strike

Workers who fuel airliners at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport legally can’t strike because they haven’t gone through a dispute-resolution process required under federal law, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart has ruled. Robart granted a preliminary injunction that bars fuelers and their supporters from initiating a strike or other action that would disrupt operations by Aircraft Service International…

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January 31, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Downtown bank protest ends with no arrests

UPDATE AT 1:27 P.M.: The demonstration is ending and people are moving away from the bank. There were no arrests. UPDATE AT 1:18 P.M.: The demonstrators have reached the bank and are outside chanting “Banks got bailed out, we got sold out,” and “Hey, you billionaire, pay your fair share.” Only people who work in the…

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