Northwest Carpenters Union cancels strike pickets Friday due to 'roaming protests'

The union said wildcat strikes and roaming protests resulted in threats of violence and harassment against picketing union members.

SEATTLE — The Northwest Carpenters Union, which is on strike over wage and benefit negotiations with the Associated General Contractors (AGC), canceled its planned pickets Friday due to roaming protests.

“We are sorry to report that roaming protests headed by a small, unsanctioned group of protestors, that includes union and non-union members, have led to the temporary closure of all Northwest Carpenters Union picket activities starting tomorrow, Friday, September 24,” a letter to union members reads.

The union, made up of construction workers and craftspeople

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