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WSNA nurses at St. Joe’s score major victory »

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Nurse rest and meal break lawsuit settlement includes $5 million in back pay   The following is from the Washington State Nurses Association: TACOMA (Dec. 7, 2017) — The Washington State Nurses Association is pleased to announce that we have reached a groundbreaking settlement of…

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Seattle Mayor Murray signs I-124 into law to protect hotel workers »

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Dec. 5, 2016) — Mayor Ed Murray issued a proclamation on Thursday declaring citizen-led Initiative 124 to be an ordinance of the City of Seattle. Following the endorsement of the Mayor, the City Council, and numerous…

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Shea Nutter: Give me Liberty or give me ‘right-to-work’ (or both) »

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By DAVID GROVES The Stand OLYMPIA (Dec. 7, 2016) — If Republican Rep. Matt Shea had his way, Washington would become an anti-union “right-to-work” state.…

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On Jan. 1, Washington state’s minimum wage will be $11 »

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OLYMPIA (Dec. 6, 2016) — With the passage of Initiative 1433, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) officially notified employers and the…

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I-732 loss shows urgent need for coalition effort on climate »

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(Nov. 9, 2016) — The following statement regarding voter rejection of the labor-opposed Initiative 732 has been posted by the Alliance for Jobs and Clean…

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