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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]

Highline Public Schools announces agreement on Teachers’ Contract

Highline Public Schools announces agreement on Teachers’ Contract

The Highline School Board announced that it has officially approved a three-year contract with Highline teachers at Wednesday night’s (Sept. 2) school board meeting. The contract was ratified by Highline... [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]

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…

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]

Local Grocery Store Workers Could Go On Strike Next Week

Local Grocery Store Workers Could Go On Strike Next Week

[DISCLAIMER: B-Town Blog Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer is a member of the Directors and Writers Guilds of America, both unions that represent workers in the entertainment industry.]We learned this... [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]

Waste Management Garbage Haulers Finally Decide To Strike

Waste Management Garbage Haulers Finally Decide To Strike

Wednesday morning (April 21) at 10:30am, garbage hauling members of Teamsters #174 decided to finally haul out their pickets and strike against Waste Management. The strike affects trash and yard waste... [Read more]

Hundreds Rally At Teamsters Hall In Tukwila In Support Of Garbage Haulers

Hundreds Rally At Teamsters Hall In Tukwila In Support Of Garbage Haulers

[DISCLOSURE: Scott Schaefer, the Publisher/Editor of The B-Town Blog, is an active member of the Directors Guild of America, a film/video workers union based in Los Angeles, CA.] On Sunday, April 11th,... [Read more]

Teamsters 174 Vote To Strike; Garbage Haulers May Stop Work Thursday

Teamsters 174 Vote To Strike; Garbage Haulers May Stop Work Thursday

Our news partners at The Seattle Times are reporting that members of Teamsters Local 174 voted Sunday (march 28) to authorize a strike once their contract runs out this coming Wednesday at midnight. A... [Read more]

REPORT: Burien Garbage Haulers May Go On Strike Next Week

REPORT: Burien Garbage Haulers May Go On Strike Next Week

According to our news partners at The Seattle Times, garbage, recycling and yard-waste haulers for more than one million homes and businesses in King and Snohomish counties, including Burien, are threatening... [Read more]