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Sakuma strike update, Boeing profits soar, TPP secrecy…

Thursday, July 25, 2013   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Striking farmworkers say Sakuma threatened to evict them — About 100 striking migrant farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. Farms protested Wednesday after wage negotiations with the company broke down and the latest work stoppage entered a third day. ALSO at The Stand — […]

Daimler strike ends, no more free lunch, another GOP shutdown…

Tuesday, July 23, 2013   LOCAL   ► In the Skagit Valley Herald — Farmworkers go back on strike over wage differences — For the second time in as many weeks, more than 200 berry pickers at Sakuma Bros. Farms walked off the job, saying they would not go back to work until their wages […]

Sakuma Bros. farmworkers strike again, claim retaliation

UPDATE (July 30, 2013) — Farmworkers at Sakuma Brothers Farms have returned to work after meeting with management and making some progress on workers’ demands. Click here for the latest. The following is from Community to Community Development: BURLINGTON, Wash. (July 23, 2013) — More than 200 Triqui and Mixteco farmworkers authorized a second work […]

Now fix it, Clark Co. exhibit, unions vs. ObamaCare…

Monday, July 22, 2013   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Columbian — Lawmakers ask: Get back up on the bridge — Just weeks after the demise of the Columbia River Crossing project, a bipartisan group of Southwest Washington lawmakers is asking state transportation officials to regroup and discuss a new solution for updating the […]

Alaska Airlines loses attempt to block SeaTac ‘Good Jobs’ vote

The following is from SeaTac Good Jobs: SEATAC (July 22, 2013) — SeaTac voters and airport workers say they are not surprised Alaska Airlines and the Washington Restaurant Association failed their legal attempt to block the SeaTac City Council from sending the Good Jobs Initiative to voters later this fall. Voters and community leaders continue […]

WSLC Convention — what you need to know

VANCOUVER (July 19, 2013) — The 2013 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization, is Thursday through Saturday, July 25-27 at the Vancouver Hilton Hotel and Convention Center. It is at this convention that the WSLC’s more than 500 affiliated labor organizations, representing some 400,000 rank-and-file members across the […]

Inslee gets aerospace, hotel dispute gets nasty, Kiss gets center square…

Friday, July 19, 2013   AEROSPACE   ► In Leeham News — Washington state is on the move for new aerospace business (by aerospace industry analyst Scott Hamilton) — Washington State is showing signs of some real life in a slow ramp up to gain new aerospace business. Gov. Jay Inslee, in office only since […]

Ballots in the mail, farm strike ends, feeding hungry corporations…

Thursday, July 18, 2013   PRIMARY ELECTION   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Ballots will be mailed today — Ballots are on their way for the Aug. 6 primary. This year’s primary features all partisan races for county, city and municipal office that are up for election and any nonpartisan race with three or […]

Clark Co. labor history exhibit opens; special reception July 24

VANCOUVER (July 18, 2013) — Last week, the Clark County Historic Museum debuted its new exhibit, “Labor: A Working History.” Next week, delegates and guests to the Washington State Labor Council 2013 Convention — and all other interested union members and supporters in the area — are invited to see this exhibit at a special […]

Strickland is new president of 6,500-member AFT Washington

The following is from AFT Washington: TUKWILA (July 18, 2013) — Karen Strickland is the new president of AFT Washington, which represents over 6,500 education employees in 32 community and technical colleges, universities, Head Start, and K-12 schools. She will serve a two-year term beginning July 15. Strickland has been active in the labor movement […]

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