Members of the California Nurses Association rallied in Sacramento, Calif., in May, in anticipation of contract negotiations with Kaiser Permanente that began this fall. April Dembosky / KQED hide caption

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Many of the machinists were not happy late Friday when it was announced that Seattle-area workers had approved a new contract with Boeing. David Ryder /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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