SEATTLE -- A new labor contract that was approved in a close vote by Boeing machinists secures a major airplane contract for the Seattle area, but it also moves workers away from pensions.
Date: 01/06/2014 | Business
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Buoyed by recent successes in the Midwest, conservatives and business groups are targeting at least three additional states for new efforts that could weaken labor unions by ending their ability to collect mandatory bargaining fees. The latest efforts...
Date: 12/19/2013 | Business
State perks set; union prepares to vote on Boeing contract
Date: 11/11/2013 | Business
Some FOD surrounding the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) contract extension ...• It's hard to read the hundreds of comments on the
Date: 11/07/2013 | Aerospace Blog
A strike by thousands of workers at four major grocery chains was averted Monday when the two sides announced a tentative agreement on a new multi-year contract.
Date: 10/21/2013 | Business
SEATTLE -- Contract talks resume Thursday between four grocery store chains in Western Washington and the union that represents 30,000 workers.Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21 voted last month to approve a strike if an agreement is not reached.
Date: 10/10/2013 | Northwest
We have a little time. Maybe we won't have to decide at all.Would you cross a picket line to buy groceries?It's been almost a week since grocery workers in Snohomish, King, Pierce and Kitsap counties voted to strike if they aren't offered a contract to their liking.
Date: 10/02/2013 | Local News
The "living wage" movement continues to draw both opposition and support, fueled in part by media coverage of demonstrations and strikes by fast-food restaurant workers.
Date: 09/27/2013 | Business
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some Southern Republicans, who say laws banning mandatory union membership have helped lure foreign automakers.But Volkswagen faces pressure from...
Date: 09/05/2013 | Business
WASHINGTON -- All over Michigan, public employee unions are scrambling to cement long-term contracts with school districts, higher education institutions and local units of government before the state's right-to-work law takes effect March 28. In doing so, unions have once again stirred the wrath...
Date: 03/23/2013 | Nation & World