Strikes http://www.kplu.org en SPEEA Split: Boeing engineers OK pact, technical workers say no http://www.kplu.org/post/speea-split-boeing-engineers-ok-pact-technical-workers-say-no <p>It's a split decision from the union representing Boeing Co.'s engineers and technical workers.</p><p> The engineers voted Tuesday to accept the aerospace company's four-year contract offer while technical workers rejected it and authorized a future strike. </p><p> Bill Dugovich of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace says the votes mean the new contract for the 15,550 engineers is in place.</p><p> He says negotiators hope to resume contract talks soon on behalf of the 7,400 technical workers.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:07:26 +0000 The Associated Press 7822 at http://www.kplu.org SPEEA Split: Boeing engineers OK pact, technical workers say no Boeing engineers' union to tally strike authorization vote http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-engineers-union-tally-strike-authorization-vote <p></p><p>Boeing is facing the specter of a possible engineers’ strike even as the company races to get the 787 Dreamliner back in the air. Tonight, the engineers’ union will tally votes to see whether members have rejected the contract and authorized a strike. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7810 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing engineers' union to tally strike authorization vote Do Boeing engineers have enough leverage to strike? http://www.kplu.org/post/do-boeing-engineers-have-enough-leverage-strike <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Boeing engineers in the Pacific Northwest are voting on whether to authorize a strike. The labor dispute is playing out against a dramatic backdrop.</p><p>The engineers are needed now more than ever to help fix the batteries on Boeing's flagship 787 Dreamliner.</p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:45:33 +0000 Ashley Gross 7763 at http://www.kplu.org Do Boeing engineers have enough leverage to strike? Boeing Contract Offer Could Prompt Engineers Strike http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-contract-offer-could-prompt-engineers-strike Boeing is scrambling to figure out why batteries malfunctioned on its 787, prompting officials to ground the airplane this month. And at a time when Boeing most needs its skilled engineers, they're weighing a possible strike. Union leaders are considering the company's final contract offer.<p>The standoff between Boeing and about 23,000 engineers and technicians — mostly in the Seattle region — has been brewing for months. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:51:08 +0000 Ashley Gross 7693 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing Contract Offer Could Prompt Engineers Strike Picket training begins as SPEEA preps for a possible Boeing strike http://www.kplu.org/post/picket-training-begins-speea-preps-possible-boeing-strike <p></p><p>Contract talks between Boeing and its engineers union are suspended till after the new year. But the union, SPEEA, is not standing still - they're training picket captains for a possible strike.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:29:39 +0000 Ashley Gross 7310 at http://www.kplu.org Picket training begins as SPEEA preps for a possible Boeing strike Tacoma schools to start on time after teacher strike vote falls short http://www.kplu.org/post/tacoma-schools-start-time-after-teacher-strike-vote-falls-short <p>Tacoma students will head back to school today, despite their teachers having no contract.</p><p>Teachers voted on whether to strike last night, but <a href="http://wea.convio.net/site/MessageViewer?em_id=22681.0">fell about 30 votes short of the majority needed to boycott the district</a>, according to a letter sent to teachers by Andy Coons, president of the Tacoma Education Association.</p><p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 14:32:09 +0000 KPLU News Staff 2504 at http://www.kplu.org Tacoma teacher contract talks stall, raising fears of strike http://www.kplu.org/post/tacoma-teacher-contract-talks-stall-raising-fears-strike <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984003.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984003.mp3</a></p><p>The first day of school for Tacoma students is just a few days away, but their teachers might not show up.</p><p>They have yet to reach an agreement over their contract with the school district. That leaves many families worried that a strike could be on the horizon.</p><p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 22:30:58 +0000 Charla Bear 2466 at http://www.kplu.org 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' 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