Some machinists in Puget Sound plan to rally in favor of a Boeing contract vote, a union member said Monday, escalating tensions over the handling of negotiations tied to the new 777X passenger airplane.
Reports indicate that Walmart employees from Alaska to New Jersey are planning to protest the superstore on Black Friday, one of the most popular shopping days of the year.
A union spokesman says four grocery chains with stores in the Puget Sound area have been given notice that 21,000 union workers could strike Monday evening if no contract agreement is reached.
As the school year draw near, teacher strikes are a possibility in south Kitsap County and Seattle following disagreements over contract negotiations.
It’s a split decision from the union representing Boeing Co.’s engineers and technical workers. The engineers voted Tuesday to accept the aerospace company’s four-year contract offer while technical workers rejected it and authorized a future strike.
The union for Boeing Co.’s engineers and technical workers is counting ballots Tuesday on a contract offer and whether to authorize a strike.
The dispute involves terminals in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, Wash., where longshoremen have been working without an agreement since the last contract expired Sept. 30.
Union drivers and warehouse workers in Auburn, Wash., who had voted to return to work after a three-day strike against United Natural Foods Inc. say their strike is back on after they learned that the company is permanently replacing some warehouse workers.
With garbage piling up as a Teamsters truck drivers’ strike against Waste Management enters its second week, Seattle will allow residents limited free dumping at transfer stations.
Waste Management started bringing in replacement truck drivers Friday to pick up garbage in Renton and parts of the Seattle-Everett area where trash has been piling up since a Teamsters strike started Wednesday.