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Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Late Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, Highline Public Schools announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the Highline Education Association (HEA). “This agreement honors the valuable work our... [Read more]

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – voted to authorize a strike should no agreement with... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Teachers may vote to strike at member meeting Aug. 23

Highline Public Schools Teachers may vote to strike at member meeting Aug. 23

Members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – may vote for a strike authorization at a member meeting this Thursday, Aug. 23. If the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Highline Public Schools Teachers rallied– along with local politicians and supporters – on Thursday, May 21, and Intern Sterling Paris was on hand at... [Read more]

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

Highline Public Schools Teachers will be “walking out” of classrooms this Thursday, May 21 – all school is canceled for the day – and will be striking at the following sites, including... [Read more]

Waste Management to Pick Up Wednesday Garbage/Yard Waste Friday

Waste Management to Pick Up Wednesday Garbage/Yard Waste Friday

Waste Management announced Thursday (Aug. 2) that it will be picking up Burien Wednesday customers’ garbage and yard waste on Friday this week. (yes, we know that sentence doesn’t really make... [Read more]

Garbage Service (Allegedly) Resumes in Burien Wednesday

Garbage Service (Allegedly) Resumes in Burien Wednesday

Garbage was apparently picked up in Burien Wednesday (Aug. 1) by substitute drivers, and Waste Management says that regular residential service will resume next week. “Waste Management will collect... [Read more]

City of Burien Sends Threatening Letter to Management of Waste Management

City of Burien Sends Threatening Letter to Management of Waste Management

Burien City Manager Mike Martin. The City of Burien sent a threatening letter to the management of Waste Management on Tuesday (July 31), urging them: “…to return to the negotiating table immediately... [Read more]

TRASH TALK: For Tuesday Residential Customers, there will be NO Pick Up

TRASH TALK: For Tuesday Residential Customers, there will be NO Pick Up

Due to a strike by Teamsters Local 117, Waste Management will NOT be picking up garbage, recycling or yard waste for Burien residential customers on Tuesday, July 31. There was no local residential service... [Read more]

Strike Against Waste Management Will Affect Monday Garbage Pickup

Strike Against Waste Management Will Affect Monday Garbage Pickup

Due to a strike by Teamsters Local 117 that began last Wednesday (July 25), Waste Management has been unable to provide regularly scheduled garbage/recycling/yard waste service – so please note that... [Read more]

Teamsters Strike May Affect Garbage, Recycling Collection in Burien Area

Teamsters Strike May Affect Garbage, Recycling Collection in Burien Area

A work stoppage by members of Teamsters Local 117 against Waste Management on Wednesday morning (July 25) may affect garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup in Burien. “Due to a work stoppage this... [Read more]

Tentative Agreement Reached Between Grocery Workers, Employers

Tentative Agreement Reached Between Grocery Workers, Employers

According to the UFCW 21 Union’s website, after negotiating late Saturday night through Sunday morning, a tentative agreement has been reached between the grocery store workers (UFCW 21, UFCW 81 and Teamsters 38) and Allied Employers…

OPINION: An American’s Right To Strike Little More Than Symbolic Dissent

OPINION: An American’s Right To Strike Little More Than Symbolic Dissent

[EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, Nov. 10th, local union members who work for four major grocery chains in Western Washington voted overwhelmingly – 94 percent in favor – to authorize a strike... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Update From Grocery Workers Strike Meeting

PHOTOS: Update From Grocery Workers Strike Meeting

Members of the UFCW21 Grocery Worker’s Union met tonight (Monday, Nov. 8th) at the Doubletree Hotel in SeaTac and photographer David Sharpe captured several photographs before the meeting officially... [Read more]

Garbage Haulers Throw Out Picket Signs, Return To Work Friday

Garbage Haulers Throw Out Picket Signs, Return To Work Friday

Striking garbage workers decided Thursday to throw out their picket signs (at least for now) and return to their jobs as early as Friday morning, but since Burien’s trash pickup days are Mondays... [Read more]