Pasco Teachers End Strike With New Contract

Sep 14, 2015

High-fives and cheers of “hallelujah” rang out in the halls of Pasco High School Monday as teachers approved a new contract with the Pasco School District.

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So far teachers in more than two-dozen districts around Washington state – have voted to hold one-day walkouts.

The rolling, one-day strikes began around the state last month.

Rich Wood is a spokesman with the Washington Education Association. He says they’re protesting the current budget proposals state lawmakers are debating in Olympia.

The Graduate Teaching Fellows at the University of Oregon called off their strike today after reaching a tentative agreement with administration. Bargaining teams worked through the night. the GTFs were on strike for 8 days.

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It's finals week at the University of Oregon and Graduate Teaching Fellows are in their second week of a labor strike.

University of Oregon spokeswoman Julie Brown said with Graduate Teaching Fellows on strike the school is giving faculty options for administering finals and giving grades.

"In some cases, finals are continuing as have been planned all term. In other situations, students may have the option to be able to take the grade earned on coursework to date," Brown said.

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The Graduate Teaching Fellows at the University of Oregon have issued a strike notice. Both parties must submit their final contract offers to the state mediator Monday.

The main sticking point is paid leave.

The strike notice places the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, or GTFF, and the University at an impasse, a 30 day cooling off period.

If a strike does take place, it would be a huge work stoppage at the University of Oregon. Joe Henry is a Graduate Student in Anthropology and the President of the GTFF, which has 1,500 members.

Seattle Globalist

More than a hundred detainees at an immigration lockup in Tacoma are entering their fifth day without food. The hunger strike began Friday, with about 750 people refusing to eat. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has stepped up medical observations of the protesters.

Puget Sound Area Grocery Store Workers May Strike

Sep 26, 2013
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The Puget Sound region may see its first grocery store worker strike since 1989. Last night unions representing about 30,000 workers at QFC, Albertsons, Safeway, and Fred Meyer voted to authorize a strike.

Boeing Engineering Strike Seems Less Likely

Feb 20, 2013

A strike by Boeing's engineering union appears less likely.

More than 700 workers in one of Oregon's largest counties are one step closer to walking off the job. Members of the Marion County Employee Association have voted by a three-to-one margin to authorize a strike.