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Labor Day Block Party & Cookout will be at Town Square Park on Monday, Sept. 3

Labor Day Block Party & Cookout will be at Town Square Park on Monday, Sept. 3

A Labor Day Block Party and Cookout will be held this Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – at Town Square Park in Burien. This is a free, family-friendly event, sponsored by MLK... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Are unions trying to buy Burien’s City Council election?

ANALYSIS: Are unions trying to buy Burien’s City Council election?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on Oct. 30 at 2:15 p.m.:Analysis by Jack Mayne For the past few years, Burien’s City Council elections have been a bit more contentious with two sides (or... [Read more]

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]

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]

UPDATE: Garbage Strike Averted For Now

UPDATE: Garbage Strike Averted For Now

UPDATE 4/1/10: Our news partners at The Seattle Times update us that a 1am agreement Thursday morning has averted a garbage strike, at least for now. Here’s what The Times said: Jackie Lang, the... [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]