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Record Crop Might Not Get to Central America Due to Labor Woes

Growers say labor woes at major West Coast sea ports have slowed the export of a record crop of Washington apples and endangered big Christmas season shipments of the fruit to Central America.

Delays have also hit shipments of autos, smartphones and numerous other products as longshoremen and shippers try to hammer out a new contract involving work at 29 West Coast ports

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Costco Stores See Nine Per Cent Increase in November / KIT Morning News Update for Thursday, December 1st [AUDIO]

 

Costco stores open for more than a year saw a nine per cent increase thanks largely to higher gas prices last month. That story and more from KIT's Lance Tormey.

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Apple Pickers Needed – What Are The Numbers?/ A News-Talk 1280 KIT Podcast [AUDIO]

We're hearing conflicting information on the number of workers needed in the apple harvest here in the Yakima Valley. How many pickers are needed?

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Will Ohio Join Wisconsin In Collective Bargaining Reform?

  House Speaker William G. Batchelder called it a day to end three decades of no changes to collective bargaining in Ohio, which have led to "expensive, overly restrictive union contracts which are simply unsustainable."

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