Ashley Gross http://kgou.org en Boeing Machinists' Plight Marks Changing Times For Labor http://kgou.org/post/boeing-machinists-plight-marks-changing-times-labor The mood at the Seattle union hall was quiet, almost funereal on the night Boeing workers <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/04/259647655/cheers-and-jeers-as-boeing-machinists-narrowly-ok-contract">narrowly approved</a> an offer to<strong> </strong>build the company's new airliner, the 777X.<p>Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers who had gathered had wanted to reject the offer. But they were in a tight spot. They risked losing the bid to one of the 21 states hoping to step in.<p>Washington state ultimately managed to keep the jobs. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:19:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 21251 at http://kgou.org Boeing Machinists' Plight Marks Changing Times For Labor Starbucks Is Latest Company Aiming To Help Vets Land Jobs http://kgou.org/post/starbucks-latest-company-aiming-help-vets-land-jobs In recent years, companies ranging from JPMorgan Chase to Walmart to Boeing have announced special hiring programs for veterans. Seattle coffee giant Starbucks is the latest.<p>All of these companies are trying to bring down a stubbornly high unemployment rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But to succeed, companies have to take the time to understand the skills of service members.<p>For 37 years, Carrol Stripling served in the U.S. Army, both active duty and reserves, mostly as a paralegal. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:05:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 16642 at http://kgou.org Starbucks Is Latest Company Aiming To Help Vets Land Jobs Looking For 'Oxygen,' Small Papers Erect Digital Pay Walls http://kgou.org/post/looking-oxygen-small-papers-erect-digital-paywalls <em>The Washington Post</em> and the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em> recently said they will start <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-washington-post-to-charge-frequent-web-users/2013/03/18/adc0ba46-8fe5-11e2-bdea-e32ad90da239_story.html">charging readers</a> for online content, joining big papers like <em>The New York Times</em> and <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:34:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 2674 at http://kgou.org Looking For 'Oxygen,' Small Papers Erect Digital Pay Walls