Unions: Growing gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ driving strike activity

Unions: Growing gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ driving strike activity

TDN.com

Mallory Gruben


Labor Day this year finds the Cowlitz County workforce on the verge of a number of strikes, with hundreds of union-represented employees poised to walk out if their contract negotiations fail to reach a settlement soon.

Unions at three different companies recently passed strike authorization votes with more than 90% approval of their membership. And Toutle teachers walked out of classrooms for three days last week in an effort to secure raises.

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