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IEC shutdown a victory for tradeswomen »


By NICOLE GRANT (Oct. 20, 2014) — Picture a construction worker and you likely imagine a strong, square-jawed man in a hard hat and Carhartts. Well, you wouldn’t be wrong. Less than 3% of all construction workers nationwide are women. This is a tragedy because construction…

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Honor educators by tackling real challenges »

By ROBBY STERN (Oct. 13, 2014) — My wife, Dina, has been a school nurse at a middle school in Renton for five years. Previously, she was at the outpatient pediatric clinic at Harborview Medical Center for 20 years and worked at several other jobs…

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Video coverage of this year’s Spokane Labor Rally »


SPOKANE (Oct. 20, 2014) — The Spokane Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO and its affiliates hosted the 22nd annual Spokane Labor Rally on Wednesday, Oct. 15…

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Unions endorse oil distribution center proposal in Vancouver »


The following is from the Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO: VANCOUVER, Wash. (Oct. 17, 2014) – Major construction trade unions in Southwest Washington and Oregon…

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After two years, Tacoma Comm. College staff still seeks contract »


Rally Thursday, take action to support TCC Student Support Staff   The following is from the Washington Federation of State Employees, Council 28: TACOMA (Oct.…

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