Strike halts construction work in Seattle

Crane in Seattle
Photo: Joe Mabel

KOMO News reporst that some construction progress in downtown Seattle came to a halt as members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 went on strike after rejecting a provisional contract with the Association of General Contractors (AGC). AGC responded in a statement saying it was “disappointed that members of IUOE Local 302 have rejected a second tentative agreement which offered a 15% increase to the pay package over a 3-year term,” however it would work to reach an agreement soon. Read thefull story here.

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Mike Richards grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA with a degree in Multiplatform Journalism and a minor in Public Relations. He wrote and published articles at Pittsburgh’s NPR station covering a variety of topics.

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