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UPS employees and Teamsters Local 313 members say they're ready strike if that's what's needed to get the contract they desire. {Credit: Lauren Gallup / NWPB)

Teamsters preparing to walk off the job at UPS if company doesn’t deliver

With just over two weeks left before the current United Parcel Service Teamsters contract expires, employees nationwide are preparing to go on strike. If they do, it would be the largest single-employer strike in United States history.
In the Port of Tacoma, over 1,000 UPS employees from three distribution centers could walk off the job Aug. 1st, according to Brett Botts, staff organizer for Teamsters Local 313. Continue Reading Teamsters preparing to walk off the job at UPS if company doesn’t deliver

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Assistant Curator Dave Meadows feeds the northern leopard frogs their daily diet of crickets. (Credit: Lauren Gallup / NWPB)

Northern leopard frogs growing leaps and bounds at Northwest Trek, preparing for re-release in the wild

At Northwest Trek in Eatonville, Washington, there are about 300 northern leopard frogs, named for their spotted skin, swimming around in four tanks and getting ready for their new home.
The frogs are part of a conservation project that Northwest Trek is partnering with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Oregon Zoo and Washington State University on. The goal is to restore this native species, which became endangered in the state in 1999. Continue Reading Northern leopard frogs growing leaps and bounds at Northwest Trek, preparing for re-release in the wild

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