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Boeing-IAM deal is ‘tremendous news for workers across state’

UPDATE (Dec. 1) — Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson released the following statement this morning regarding the tentative agreement between Boeing and the Machinists union: “This is tremendous news not just for Boeing employees, but for workers across this state. This agreement, if ratified by Machinists union members, will preserve and create tens […]

Bailout goes bust, public worker beatings, SPEEA…

OCCUPY THE CAPITOL   ► Today in The Stand — Faces of the 99% swarm Capitol, oppose cuts — Our roundup of Tuesday news coverage of the Occupy the Capitol protests. (Click here for more information about continuing actions this week in Olympia.)   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Community Health […]

‘Faces of the 99%’ swarm Capitol to oppose all-cuts budget

Here’s a roundup of news coverage of Tuesday’s Occupy the Capitol protests. (Click here for more information about continuing actions this week in Olympia.) ► WSLC-produced video coverage of Tuesday’s “Faces of the 99%” event:     ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Spokane protesters urge ‘balanced approach’ to solving state budget woes — Spokane-area residents […]

Nominate union members to serve on WSLC committees

All union organizations affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council are encouraged to nominate members to the WSLC’s standing committees. As of Dec. 31, 2011, there are vacancies of terms expiring on the following active, high-profile committees: Dept. of Safety & Health and Industrial Insurance or “DOSH” (3) Diversity Committee — Although no current members’ […]

‘Rally for Respect’ on Thursday in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM — The Washington State Nurses Association is holding a “Rally for Respect” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Bellingham’s City Hall in support of the Registered Nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital. (See the rally ad that appeared in Sunday’s Bellingham Herald.) Hospital administrators are trying to unilaterally impose new shift restrictions […]

Wenatchee bailout, blacks hit hardest, NLRB mess…

OCCUPY THE CAPITOL   ► See The Stand’s roundup of Monday news coverage of the Occupy the Capitol protests. (Click here for more information about continuing actions this week in Olympia.)   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From AP — Pullman feels effects of state budget cuts — The state cutting a whopping 60% of its […]

Dramatic first day at Occupy the Capitol; see news roundup

Here’s a roundup of news coverage of Monday’s Occupy the Capitol protests. (Click here for more information about continuing actions this week in Olympia.) Facebook page for Occupy the Capitol ► From KOMO TV:       ► In today’s Olympian — Raucous protests fill Capitol steps, Senate galleries — Lawmakers were met with loud […]

Today’s special, SC scores low, Occupy Everywhere…

SPECIAL SESSION   ► In Sunday’s Olympian — Thousands will attend rallies at Capitol today — State officials are preparing for more than 3,000 people to descend on the Capitol Campus on Monday, the start of a special legislative session about budget cuts to address a $2 billion gap. The crowd could well exceed that […]

Community Health workers in Tacoma ratify new contract

The following was distributed by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW. TACOMA (Nov. 23) — Healthcare workers at Community Health Care have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract agreement that lowers healthcare premiums and provides an across the board wage increase. Workers and management at Community Health Care reached agreement in recent negotiations to avert an open-ended strike that […]

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