The Stand

Don’t destabilize our health care, economy »

(Jan. 20, 2017) — The following letter was sent this week to Washington’s congressional delegation. It was signed by dozens of organizations throughout the state that are deeply concerned that congressional threats to repeal the Affordable Care Act, block-grant the Medicaid system, and undermine Medicare…

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Urge our senators to oppose nominees Puzder, DeVos, Price »

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 18, 2017) — As hearings continue for the President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees to serve in his Cabinet — several of whom are clearly unfit for office — now is the time to weigh in with Washington Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell…

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U.S. Postal Service deal with Staples is over; boycott ends »

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STATE GOVERNMENT

Sub-minimum ‘training wage’ for teenagers is a bad idea »

By JEFF JOHNSON OLYMPIA (Jan. 19, 2017) — Washington voters overwhelmingly passed Initiative 1433, so our state minimum wage just rose to $11 per hour…

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The consequences of our state’s low pay (Legislative Update) »

Below-market government wages have created recruitment, retention crisis   OLYMPIA (Jan. 17, 2017) — By its own admission, the biggest employer in Washington state pays…

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Boeing cashes in on tax breaks, cuts 11K jobs in Washington »

The following was posted Tuesday by Machinists Union District Lodge 751: OLYMPIA (Jan. 11, 2017) — The Boeing Co. has eliminated the jobs of more…

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