strike http://kuow.org en Grocery Store Workers Vote On Strike Authorization http://kuow.org/post/grocery-store-workers-vote-strike-authorization <p>Grocery workers at QFC, Albertsons, Safeway and Fred Meyer have been in contract negotiations since March. Workers take issue with the grocery stores' current contract proposals: their lack of health care coverage, their holiday pay policy and stagnant wages.</p><p>The union member bargaining team has recommended a strike vote. The grocery unions, United Food Commercial Workers Local 21, Local 367 and the Teamsters Local 38 are holding strike authorization votes this week. David Hyde talks with UFCW Local 21 communications director Tom Geiger about the potential strike. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:52:33 +0000 David Hyde 20825 at http://kuow.org 200 Berry Pickers Resume Strike In Skagit Valley http://kuow.org/post/200-berry-pickers-resume-strike-skagit-valley <p></p><p>For the second time in 10 days, workers at Sakuma Brothers Farms have gone on strike. More than 200 berry pickers have walked off the job at the farm near Burlington, saying they want the farm to pay more for each box of blueberries and strawberries they harvest. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:09:23 +0000 Liz Jones 17180 at http://kuow.org 200 Berry Pickers Resume Strike In Skagit Valley Striking Providence Hospital Workers Criticize Nonprofit CEO’s $6 Million Pay http://kuow.org/post/striking-providence-hospital-workers-criticize-nonprofit-ceo-s-6-million-pay <p></p><p>More than 500 workers at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia are on strike.</p><p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:17:22 +0000 John Ryan 9859 at http://kuow.org Former Hostess Workers Still Picketing Shuttered Plant http://kuow.org/post/former-hostess-workers-still-picketing-shuttered-plant <p></p><p>Striking members of a bakers’ union are still picketing a plant in Seattle that makes Hostess Twinkies and Ho Hos. That’s despite the fact the plant is now closed for good. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 02:17:24 +0000 Deborah Wang 3541 at http://kuow.org Former Hostess Workers Still Picketing Shuttered Plant Seattle Symphony And Opera Musicians Authorize Strike http://kuow.org/post/seattle-symphony-and-opera-musicians-authorize-strike <p>Members of the Seattle Symphony and Opera Players' Organization (SSOPO) voted October 15 to authorize a strike. &nbsp;In a statement on its website, SSOPO representatives say the latest contract offers from both organizations call for 15 percent reductions in pay and benefits for the 2012-2013 season. &nbsp;That's on top of concessions the musicians have already made. &nbsp;The union says its membership can't take further cuts. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:59:34 +0000 Marcie Sillman 1800 at http://kuow.org