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Spokane council OKs Quality Jobs standards »


SPOKANE (Dec. 17, 2014) — The Spokane City Council voted Monday night to approve ordinances designed to create local jobs and more apprenticeship opportunities for family-wage careers. The Spokane Alliance of area labor unions and community supporters packed the council chambers — in what Councilmember…

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ILWU frustrated by shippers’ finger-pointing over port delays »

By DAVID GROVES The Stand TACOMA (Dec. 11, 2014) — “Are West Coast longshoremen spoiling Christmas?” That Politico headline from earlier this week tells you all you need to know about commercial shippers’ efforts to wring concessions at the bargaining table from thousands of longshore…

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Gov. Inslee wary of expanding investor rights in trade deals »


OLYMPIA (Dec. 16, 2014) — Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter last week to U.S. trade negotiators expressing concerns about Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), a…

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New rule to reduce delays to union elections »


The following is from AFL-CIO Now: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 15, 2014) — The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Friday adopted a final rule that…

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Federal spending bill includes TAA; Dems press for renewal »


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 10, 2014) — The omnibus federal spending bill released late Tuesday reportedly includes money to reauthorize Trade Adjustment Assistance that would effectively…

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