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Labor dispute

Oil workers go on strike in Kuwait to protest cutbacks

KUWAIT CITY — Oil workers in Kuwait went on strike Sunday to protest proposed government cutbacks as the OPEC nation grapples with a prolonged slump in crude prices.

Date: 04/17/2016 | Nation & World


Justices uphold $5.8 million award against Tyson Foods

WASHINGTON — In a setback to business, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a $5.8 million judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. in a pay dispute with more than 3,000 workers at a pork-processing plant in Iowa.

Date: 03/22/2016 | Business Wire


'We're serious'

Snohomish County clerks walk out over wages

Date: 03/14/2016 | Local News


Unfair labor complaint filed against Fire District 1 union

EVERETT — An unfair labor practice complaint has been brought against the union of firefighters who work at Snohomish County's largest fire district.Fire District 1 commissioners allege members of the

Date: 03/10/2016 | Local News


Union, fire chief accused of misconduct have clashed before

EVERETT — This has always been a labor town.

Date: 01/17/2016 | Local News


SEIU’s dues collection from home-care workers is illegal

Miranda Thorp is a caregiver for her daughter who, because of her disability, qualifies for state assistance through Medicaid. As her caregiver, the state pays Miranda to help reimburse her for the cost of caring for her daughter.There are currently about 35,000 state-paid...

Date: 01/16/2016 | Commentary


Lake Stevens police commander files lawsuit claiming retaliation

LAKE STEVENS — The Lake Stevens police commander has filed a lawsuit against the city, saying he is being wrongfully fired in violation of employment laws.Dennis Taylor, 53, is accusing city leaders of trying to ruin his reputation as retaliation for how he managed...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News


County’s unionized workers rally against Somers

EVERETT — Members of Snohomish County’s largest public employee union filled two baskets with dog treats Thursday and delivered them to Snohomish County Council chambers.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News


Panel gives green light to unfair labor practices case against Roe

EVERETT — A state commission has found that an unfair labor practices complaint can move forward against Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Local News


Unions serve as scapegoat for Scott Walker

SAN DIEGO — "First off," Scott Walker proclaimed, "we took on the unions, and we won. We won!"Taking on the unions is usually first off for Walker, the Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate. It is the very rationale for his...

Date: 07/27/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Kids, not pay, top list of reasons for teacher walkouts

A recent letter to the Herald chastises teachers for the one-day walk-outs that occurred around our state. The big complaint was that it inconvenienced parents, who are stressed finding childcare, while teachers are striking for more money (cost of living increases). But these strikes...

Date: 06/20/2015 | Commentary


West Coast dockworkers ratify 5-year contract

LOS ANGELES — The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Business Wire


Time for action

Editorial: Enough with the statements on education funding

Date: 05/21/2015 | Editorials




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