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Judge rejects Boeing effort to dismiss charges

SEATTLE (June 30) — In a 19-page ruling issued today, Judge Clifford Anderson rejected “in its entirety” Boeing’s motion to dismiss the NLRB case challenging its retaliatory transfer of the second 787 line and associated supply-chain work to South Carolina. Although many of Boeing’s arguments were rejected based on the need for further evidence, there […]

Boeing-NLRB politics, McKenna’s busy day, contract in Kalama…

BOEING-N.L.R.B.   ►  In today’s (Everett) Herald — Obama calls for settlement in N.L.R.B. case against Boeing — Obama said he wouldn’t interfere in the case brought by the NLRB, an independent federal agency, but added, “What I think defies common sense would be a notion that we would be shutting down a plant or […]

AFL-CIO outlines investment plan for infrastructure, training

The AFL-CIO on Wednesday outlined a major “commitment to action” to bring public and private partners together to encourage both workers’ capital and skilled labor to promote large-scale investments in America’s infrastructure. The pioneering commitment, announced at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago, will seek to solve problems affecting our nation’s ability to […]

Trade rally TODAY, contracting out, the Caterpillar model…

INTERNATIONAL TRADE   ►  REMINDER at The Stand — Rally TODAY in Seattle for new U.S. trade policy — Advocates for fair trade policies that respect international labor and environmental standards will rally TODAY (Wednesday, June 29) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Seattle’s Federal Courthouse Plaza, 700 Stewart St. ►  In today’s NY Times […]

Wenatchee rallies for family-wage jobs

The North Central Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO hosted a Family-Wage Jobs Rally on June 24 at Wenatchee’s Memorial Park featuring some union member fellowship, live music and a few speakers addressing the desperate need for good family-wage jobs in Central Washington. Here’s a video coverage of the event produced by Kathy Cummings, Communications Director […]

Inslee’s in, Kalama strike, IATSE’s Loeb, FTA update…

STATE POLITICS   ►  In today’s Yakima H-R — Democrat Jay Inslee throws hat into gubernatorial ring — Hours after announcing his candidacy for governor in downtown Seattle, Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee traveled about two hours and a world away to the Yakima Valley, where his political career began. Inslee, a former Selah attorney, 14th […]

Inslee brings strong record to governor’s race

When Republican State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced his campaign June 8, The Stand asked: What kind of governor would McKenna be for Washington’s working families? Today, we pose the same question about U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-1st), who just announced his candidacy for governor yesterday (June 27). Inslee has a lifetime 89% Congressional Voting […]

Deadline Friday for 2011 labor award nominations

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the largest labor organization in the state representing approximately 500 union organizations with 400,000 rank-and-file union members,  is accepting nominations for its annual awards honoring exceptional organizational and individual advocacy on behalf of working men and women, plus awards for promoting apprenticeship and workforce training, and women in labor […]

State job cuts, biomass battle, NLRB, CEO pay…

STATE GOVERNMENT NEWS:   ►  In Sunday’s Olympian — Two-year budget includes about 1,300 fewer state jobs — The budgeted jobs will be the fewest since the recession budgets of 2003-05. Because some of the jobs are currently vacant, it’s hard to say exactly how many fewer people will get paychecks as of July 1 […]

Rally in Seattle for new U.S. international trade policy

UPDATE: A successful rally was held June 29 (although you won’t see any coverage in the commercial media). Here’s a video produced by the Washington Fair Trade Coalition of some of the street theater. Advocates for fair trade policies that respect international labor and environmental standards will rally this Wednesday, June 29 from 4:30 to […]

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