Northwest Carpenters Union Returns to Work
(Seattle, WA) -- Carpenters are heading back to work in Western Washington following a nearly three-week strike that brought construction projects to a halt across the region. The Northwest Carpenters Union announced Monday night that its members have approved a new contract in a 54-percent to 46-percent vote.
The agreement ensures carpenters will get a two-dollar-and-26-cent raise each year along with an increase in parking reimbursement. Hundreds of carpenters walked off the job last month after the union rejected a proposed contract deal and authorized a strike.