Teamsters http://www.kplu.org en Is Seattle Heading for a Grocery Store Strike? http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-heading-grocery-store-strike <p>About 30,000 grocery store workers in the Puget Sound region will be voting next week on whether to authorize a strike. That’s after the bargaining team decided to recommend a strike vote, saying they made no progress in bargaining earlier this week.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:35:39 +0000 Ashley Gross 10075 at http://www.kplu.org Is Seattle Heading for a Grocery Store Strike? Teamsters Say Darigold Walked Out of Negotiations http://www.kplu.org/post/teamsters-say-darigold-walked-out-negotiations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s big dairy cooperative, </span>Darigold<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is once again facing worker unrest. The Teamsters have filed an unfair labor practice charge, saying the company walked out of negotiations with a mediator.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:34:33 +0000 Ashley Gross 10059 at http://www.kplu.org Teamsters Say Darigold Walked Out of Negotiations Darigold, Workers in Mediation as Contract Negotiations Heat Up http://www.kplu.org/post/darigold-workers-mediation-contract-negotiations-heat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington state’s biggest private company</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is heading to mediation today with workers in Seattle, Issaquah and </span>Tukwila<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The negotiations between&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Darigold and its workers have</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gotten tense, and some staged an </span><a href="http://www.teamsters117.org/darigold_picket" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">informational picket</a>&nbsp;last week.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 9910 at http://www.kplu.org Seatac Businesses, Unions Stage Showdown over Minimum Wage http://www.kplu.org/post/seatac-businesses-unions-stage-showdown-over-minimum-wage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Powerful business interests and unions are staging a showdown in the small town of </span>SeaTac<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tuesday night, the </span>SeaTac<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;City Council is supposed to vote on whether to put a living wage initiative on the November ballot. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:41:17 +0000 Ashley Gross 9396 at http://www.kplu.org Sea-Tac baggage handlers and cabin cleaners sign union cards http://www.kplu.org/post/sea-tac-baggage-handlers-and-cabin-cleaners-sign-union-cards <p><em>(Editor's note May 23, 2013: Corrects to clarify that workers have signed cards to join unions but haven't been recognized as unions by their employers. Until they're recognized, they don't have legal status as collective bargaining units.)</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a year of agitating over working conditions, more than 1,000 workers at </span>Sea-Tac<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Airport say they have now signed cards to join unions.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:36:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 8162 at http://www.kplu.org Sea-Tac baggage handlers and cabin cleaners sign union cards Grocery workers approve new 3-year contract http://www.kplu.org/post/grocery-workers-approve-new-3-year-contract <P><A href="http://www.ufcw21.org/connect/grocery-workers">Unionized grocery workers</A> in the region say they're glad they didn't have to go on strike.&nbsp; But they say the threat of a massive walk out was what helped them get a new contract they could accept.&nbsp; Votes tallied over the weekend show a resounding 95% approval.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 06 Dec 2010 06:07:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 284 at http://www.kplu.org Grocery workers approve new 3-year contract Grocery workers voting on contract offer, approval likely http://www.kplu.org/post/grocery-workers-voting-contract-offer-approval-likely <p><a href="http://www.ufcw21.org/connect/grocery-workers">Unionized grocery store workers</a> are voting this week on a tentative agreement with their employers at the region's four big chains.&nbsp; Ratification of a new three-year contract looks likely.</p><p>About twenty five thousand grocery workers in King, Snohomish, Kitsap and North Mason counties are covered in the contract.&nbsp; Most work for QFC, Fred Meyer, Albertsons and Safeway stores. Thu, 02 Dec 2010 23:23:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 273 at http://www.kplu.org Grocery workers voting on contract offer, approval likely Grocery Workers' Contract Talks Resume http://www.kplu.org/post/grocery-workers-contract-talks-resume <p>With just a week to go before Thanksgiving, there's new hope in the grocery workers contract dispute.&nbsp; Negotiators are back at the table today&nbsp; after a resounding majority of <a href="http://www.ufcw21.org/node/1696">union members threatened to go on strike</a>.</p><p> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:22:20 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 174 at http://www.kplu.org Grocery Workers' Contract Talks Resume