June 10, 1999 |
About 1,300 immigrant workers at the Pasco, Wash., slaughterhouse of meat processing giant IBP Inc. are on strike, protesting what they claim are inhumane and unsafe working conditions at the plant that turns out everything from steaks to tallow for glue. Although represented by the Teamsters, the workers walked out on their own Friday after managers allegedly refused to slow down the assembly production line. A strike vote called later by the Teamsters was approved and sanctioned Wednesday.
July 9, 1999 |
Outside the slaughterhouse, the picket line was a parade of pain: A man missing three fingers. A woman's face sliced by a badly healed scar. A veteran worker limping, his hips thrown into an unnatural tilt by a fall on the fat-slicked concrete floor. Nearly all the strikers marching in the foul breeze were immigrants and refugees, and they wanted the world to know how bad it was inside the plant, one of 11 beef factories owned by industry giant IBP Inc.
November 22, 2000 |
Both of Seattle's major daily newspapers were locked in a strike Tuesday that threatened to paralyze news operations, production and delivery at the opening of the crucial holiday advertising season. "I've got a very empty newsroom full of managers right now," Ken Bunting, editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, said Tuesday morning. "I'm going to have to see if I remember how to write."
October 17, 1986 |
Fred Akers, despite his 83-27 record at Texas, is about to go the way of the Alamo: down in history. He's gone. Outta here. A memory. See, 75% doesn't get it in Texas. You can't just win. You have to win. Actually, Akers has neither won nor won lately. Losses to Stanford in September and to rival Oklahoma last week have had fans and boosters dialing up his already-hot hot seat. The press is writing him off. The boosters are calling for a good old-fashioned lynching.