A series of disputes connected to contract negotiations between Spokane-based Oxarc and 25 Eastern Washington drivers goes before a judge in Pasco in October.

An administrative law judge will conduct a hearing on Oct. 15 at the Franklin County Courthouse. The hearing will continue on consecutive days until the issue is resolved.

Oxarc drivers deliver gas, chemicals and welding supplies to hospitals, restaurants and industrial facilities in Pasco, Spokane and Yakima, as well as cities in Oregon and Idaho.
It declared negotiations with Teamsters Locals 839, 690 and 760 at an impasse.

Those union branches also represent a combined 11,500 members in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

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