Nonunion workers are on their own. Union workers bargain collectively with their employers. In the Collective Bargaining section, we report on all aspects of that: negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations; impasses, lockouts, and strikes; and tentative agreements, votes, and ratification of new union contracts.

Painters pickets continue

Jun 17, 2021

The pickets are protesting contractors’ failure to provide information that would justify their refusal to offer more than a 25¢ raise.

‘Ellensburg 6’ get raises

Jun 16, 2021

The City’s proposed raise jumped from 1% to 9% after public protests and support from hundreds of locals and IBEW members in the region.

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