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Archive for: November, 2013

SeaTac recount, WA backs Boeing, Republican rigging, Jimi’s 71st…

Wednesday, November 27, 2013   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — $15 minimum wage passes in SeaTac, but recount coming — As supporters of a $15 minimum wage for workers in and around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport declared victory Tuesday, opponents made clear the fight is far from over. Common Sense SeaTac, a business-backed political […]

Labor to Port: Don’t join SeaTac Prop 1 suit

SEATTLE (Nov. 27, 2013) — SeaTac airport workers and their supporters cheered Tuesday’s announcement that the King County Canvassing Board ruled that Proposition 1 officially won by 77 votes out of 6,003. But their enthusiasm was tempered by a business group’s decision to pay for a recount and a pending legal challenge of the measure […]

Black Friday protests at Walmarts across United States

Thursday is Thanksgiving, which means the following day is Black Friday, retailers’ busiest day of the year. But this year, amid the holiday shopping and bargain hunting, there will also be nationwide protests. Organization United for Respect at Walmart (or OUR Walmart) has announced that workers and supporters will protest at some 1,500 Walmart locations […]

Logical 777X choice, slow Pasco mail, GOP fights to raise taxes…

Tuesday, November 26, 2013   BOEING   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Build 777X outside Washington? It would be illogical, analyst says — If the choice about where to build the 777X is really about Boeing’s bottom line, two recent communications, one from a union coalition and the other from an aerospace analyst, […]

WSLC seeks Legislative Intern in Olympia for 2014 session

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization representing some 400,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting internship opportunity in Olympia during the 2014 legislative session. The application deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 10. Here is the job posting: Legislative Intern The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is […]

Nurses at 2 Spokane hospitals may strike Dec. 4

SPOKANE (Nov. 26, 2013) — Following three more days at the bargaining table in attempts to settle a contract that puts patient care first, nurses and healthcare workers at Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital have issued notice of a potential strike for Wednesday, Dec. 4. The workers, members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, are calling […]

Bidding for 777X, prepping for Prop 1, Walmart’s secret…

Monday, November 25, 2013   BOEING   ► In the (Everett) Herald — We’re committed to 777X, unions say — Six labor unions representing workers at Boeing Commercial Airplanes sent an open letter Friday to Washington elected officials and Boeing Co. executives, saying that their members are committed to building and delivering the company’s new […]

Boeing union coalition: We are ‘clear choice’ for 777X

Following is an open letter regarding the Boeing 777X site selection from the Coalition of Labor Unions at The Boeing Company: (Nov. 25, 2013) — Representing more than 60,000 skilled and experienced employees at The Boeing Company, the Coalition of Labor Unions at Boeing (CLUB) assures airplane customers, investors and the flying public we are […]

Sequestering Hanford, Inslee urges talks, ‘it was you and me’…

Friday, November 22, 2013   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Hanford contractors to lay off 450 workers — Three Hanford contractors told employees Thursday that they plan to lay off up to 450 workers, with most of the layoffs planned in December and January. Union and nonunion workers are expected to lose […]

It’s Boeing’s turn to demonstrate productive partnership with us

By JOHN BURBANK (Nov. 22, 2013) — So how about that $8.7 billion tax giveaway Boeing just received to build the 777X? We have been here before. In 2003, the Legislature excused Boeing from $4 billion in taxes, in order to build the 787 in our state. What happened to that $4 billion? Over $1 […]


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