labor unions

Longshore Contract
7:15 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Northwest Longshore Locals Approve Grain Contract

Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have agreed to a contract with grain handling companies at Northwest ports. The vote concludes two years of bargaining, and lockouts at the ports of Vancouver and Portland, last more than a year.

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Labor Negotiation Protest
5:59 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Protest Over Closed-Door State Labor Negotiations

Tim Welch of the Washington Federation of State Employees tries to hand out cups of tea to protesters from the Evergreen Foundation.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The state of Washington resumed bargaining sessions Wednesday with its unionized employees.

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Bargaining Sessions Resume
5:34 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Washington’s Secret Bargaining Sessions With State Employees Rile Some

Closed-door labor negotiations have resumed between the state of Washington and its unionized employees. The two sides were scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss cost-of-living increases. The secret nature of these bargaining sessions is drawing criticism and even protests.

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