MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

‘In it for the long haul’

  • Thursday, September 6, 2018 2:36pm
  • Business

Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 (IUOE) picket outside the Magnum Crane Services, LLC, office on S. 228th St., Kent, on Tuesday. Crane operators Stephen Bailey, left, and Chris Walker, far right, and excavator operators Eric Petersen, third from left, and a man who didn’t give his name, are among the many IUOE workers from Western Washington on strike.

Talks continue in a dispute over wages, hours and working conditions, the union said.

“We’re good to go. We’re in it for the long haul,” Petersen said on Day 15 of the walkout.

The strike has delayed a number of Kent construction projects in progress – both city-initiated and private projects – as well as projects that have been scheduled but not yet started.

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