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Kennewick schools will be silent Thursday (Kamiakin High School)
Kennewick schools will be silent Thursday (Kamiakin High School) (Kennewick School District)
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Some WA State Teacher Walkouts Illegal – What About Tri-Cities?

Thursday May 21st the Tri-City area schools will be silent, as over 80 percent (on average) of teachers voted to heed the advice of the teacher's union (WEA) and stage a one-day walkout.   Much has been said about the difference between a strike and a walk-out.  Are they still legal?

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Teacher strikes to hit Wednesday, 40,000 WA Students affected
Teacher strikes to hit Wednesday, 40,000 WA Students affected (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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WA Teacher Strikes to Close 8 Districts Wednesday

The latest update on proposed teacher strikes over Initiative 1351 funding appears to be spreading.  The Washington Policy Center (WPC) reported Tuesday at least 8 West side districts will be closed April 21st, affecting over 40,000 students. This despite the FACT that by state law, teacher strikes are illegal.

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Some Washington school district teachers planning one -day walkouts
Some Washington school district teachers planning one -day walkouts (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Teachers in 8 Washington School Districts Plan to Strike

Instead of teaching, educators in 8 different West side schools plan a series of one-day strikes, or walkouts, in protest over recent legislative actions.

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Do unions really 'work' anymore?
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Do Unions ‘Work’ Anymore? Obama Campaign-Walmart ‘strikes’ and Political Influence

Since the election of President Obama, and due to a number of national actions over the last few years, labor unions have been front page news almost daily.  The question being asked frequently today is, do they still really deliver the 'goods' for their workers?

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Commercial Food and Workers union attempting to disrupt Black Friday at Wal-Mart
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Wal-Mart Fires Back At Strike Plans-Labor Union For Alleged Illegal Activities

Just ahead of the busiest retail weekend of the year, Wal-Mart has a filed legal complaint against a union.

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WalMart workers reportedly planning major Black Friday strike
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Wal-Mart Employees To Possibly ‘Strike’ On Black Friday-Will It Hit Northwest?

Wal-Mart employees have organized into a loosely-joined union, and plan to protest around the busiest holiday time of the year.

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