National leaders of the Machinists union are overriding local union leaders to force a vote in early January on the latest contract proposal from the Boeing Co.
Date: 12/21/2013 | Local News
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
WASHINGTON — A prominent business group filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging government rules that require federal contractors to display posters telling workers they have a legal right to form a union.The National Association of...
Date: 12/18/2013 | Business
LOS ANGELES -- California has long been a union stronghold, but voters in the reliably Democratic state are gradually taking a more negative view of organized labor, a poll released Friday suggested.
Date: 12/14/2013 | Business
LAS VEGAS -- Union workers at Las Vegas Strip casinos owned by MGM Resorts International overwhelmingly approved a five-year contract Wednesday that will affect some 26,000 waiters, bartenders, housekeepers and other employees.
Date: 11/22/2013 | Business
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — State and local leaders are working to lure a Boeing Co. aircraft assembly plant to the Huntsville area, which already has a heavy technological and engineering base.Gov. Robert Bentley, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and...
Date: 11/20/2013 | Business
Following last night's rejection of a new Boeing Co. contract by members of the
Date: 11/14/2013 | Aerospace Blog
Gov. Jay Inslee today signed into law a lengthy extension of a multibillion-dollar tax break to help convince the Boeing Co. to place final assembly and wing work of the future 777X jetliner in the state.Inslee also signed a bill that will...
Date: 11/11/2013 | Aerospace Blog
SEATTLE -- A spokesman for union grocery workers in six Puget Sound-area counties says employees have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract that averted a threatened walkout at four major grocery store chains.
Date: 10/31/2013 | Northwest
SEATTLE -- Ratification votes are scheduled next week on a tentative contract agreement that averted a strike by 21,000 grocery workers at four major grocery chains in the Puget Sound region.
Date: 10/24/2013 | Business
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
EVERETT -- A simmering debate on a proposed multi-billion dollar transportation funding plan touched down here Wednesday where people urged a panel of lawmakers to settle their differences to make it happen.
Date: 09/19/2013 | Local News
WICHITA, Kan. -- Saying it needs to balance its workforce, Spirit AeroSystems announced Thursday it will lay off about 150 salaried employees and managers at its Wichita plant while hiring about 400 more factory workers by the end of the year.
Date: 09/12/2013 | 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
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The West Coast longshore union is cutting its 25-year affiliation with the national AFL-CIO because groups affiliated with the umbrella organization have been crossing picket lines at Pacific Northwest grain terminals and trying to take jobs from dockworkers at other...
Date: 08/31/2013 | Business
LANSING, Mich. -- A divided Michigan appeals court ruled Thursday that the state's right-to-work law applies to 35,000 state employees.
Date: 08/16/2013 | Business
Recent strikes by fast food workers are serving up some of most interesting, important and intractable, issues in our economy. Thus far, the numbers of workers involved have not been huge. On the Kardashian-Weiner Algorithmic Scale the strikes hardly move the needle. The...
Date: 08/02/2013 | Business
Boeing is ramping up efforts outside of Washington
Date: 06/09/2013 | Business
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The general manager of Boeing's plant in South Carolina has sent an email telling his workers that Boeing wants to keep the plant union free."I want to be clear that it's Boeing's desire to remain union-free in...
Date: 05/26/2013 | Business
WASHINGTON -- In another blow to the nation's dwindling labor unions, an appeals court on Tuesday struck down a federal rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
Date: 05/07/2013 | Business
SEATTLE -- The Washington Education Association spends more on lobbying the Legislature than any other group and more than twice as much as the next highest lobbying organization, a health care workers union.
Date: 05/05/2013 | Northwest
Everett Education Association president Kim Mead won election Friday night as the next president of Washington's powerful union of public school teachers.The Washington...
Date: 04/26/2013 | The Petri Dish
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is nominating three candidates for full terms on the National Labor Relations Board, which has been in limbo since a federal appeals court invalidated his recess appointments to the agency.
Date: 04/09/2013 | Business
WASHINGTON -- Big business and labor have struck a deal on a new low-skilled worker program, removing the biggest hurdle to completion of sweeping immigration legislation allowing 11 million illegal immigrants eventual U.S. citizenship, labor and Senate officials said Saturday.
Date: 03/30/2013 | Nation & World
LANSING, Mich. -- A right-to-work law is on the books in Michigan, a mainstay of organized labor, but those considering opting out of paying union dues will have to wait months or years to do so.
Date: 03/28/2013 | 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
WASHINGTON -- Union membership plummeted last year to the lowest level since the 1930s as cash-strapped state and local governments shed workers and unions had difficulty organizing new members in the private sector despite signs of an improving economy.
Date: 01/23/2013 | Business
WASHINGTON -- As members of Congress pledged Thursday to revive legislation to save the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service, a Washington think tank announced it will conduct an independent study of how the quasi-government agency could cede much of its operation to private companies.
Date: 01/04/2013 | Nation & World