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ILWU, PMA ratify contract agreement

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association have successfully ratified the tentative contract agreement, putting a stamp at the end of a long, tiring battle for both sides.

May 2015

Nearly 300 UP residents hired for U.S. Open security

Almost 300 University Place residents have been hired for temporary security positions at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, according to a press release from the city.

May 2015

Work-related youth injuries rise in 2014

More youth workers were injured in 2014 than in 2013, according to a report released yesterday from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

May 2015

15 Now campaign turns in signatures

Yesterday afternoon, 15 Now advocates submitted over 4,000 — or 253-pages-worth — signatures to the Tacoma City Clerk. Now they go to the Pierce County Auditor for verification.

May 2015

State employees will walk tomorrow

The labor union representing 40,000 Washington state employees has announced rally plans for all major cities tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12 noon, seeking to pressure legislators to include pay raises in the new two-year budget.

May 2015

15 Now advocates disrupt Thurston Chamber meeting

Half a dozen activists disrupted today's annual meeting of Thurston County Chamber today with chants advocating $15 per hour minimum wage.

May 2015

Tacoma employers discuss $15 Now

Employers and other business interests affiliated with Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce heard some scary predictions of what could happen should activists persuade voters this fall to make $15 per hour the minimum wage for all jobs in the city.

May 2015

City, chamber look to tackle minimum wage

This week, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Pierson wrote a letter to Mayor Marilyn Strickland citing concerns over the 15 Now campaign, calling it "just too extreme."

May 2015

Whole Foods opening Thursday

The grocery store, located in the Village at Chambers Bay development in University Place (3515 Bridgeport Way West), will be opening its doors on Thursday, May 7 at 9 a.m.

May 2015

Bright future for new college grads

College graduates this spring will be facing the best entry-level job market since the Great Recession began as employers in traditional sectors seek to build employee ranks, in part to be ready when more Baby Boomers submit their retirement requests.

April 2015
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