To the Editor — May 21, 2015

May 20, 2015


Strike doesn’t set a good example for students

When teachers go on strike, they doing so against state law (RCW 41.56.120). (Nothing contained in this chapter shall permit any public employee the right to strike or refuse to preform his or her official duties.)

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Darigold union talks break down

September 18, 2013

NEW – 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2013

Representatives from Darigold walked out of federal mediation Sept. 16, setting the stage for a potential lockout or strike at the company’s production facilities in Issaquah.

The walkout left no one with authority at the bargaining table, which could possibly lead to a labor dispute, according to a news release on the PR Newswire.

Bargaining between the union and the company began in April and continued throughout the summer, but talks broke down when Darigold insisted on significantly increasing the amount workers pay for their health care. On Aug.18, the workers voted 130-1 to authorize a strike.

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