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Archive for: November, 2013

Up with airports, transportation plan, Walmart woes…

Thursday, November 21, 2013   SEATAC PROP 1   ► In yesterday’s NY Times — Raising wages at airports (Letter to the Editor from the Director of the San Francisco International Airport) — As Seattle-Tacoma International Airport awaits the results of a local ballot initiative that would increase the minimum wage for the airport’s transportation […]

Bipartisan opposition to ‘fast track’ on trade

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 21, 2013) — Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, signed by 149 other House Democrats, opposing renewing the traditional model of “Fast Track” trade promotion authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) or any other future trade deals. The letter expresses concerns that the procedure […]

Boeing’s risk-averse customers, advice for poorly paid, Wall Street rules…

Wednesday, November 20, 2013   BOEING   ► In the Seattle Times — Big 777X buyers tell Boeing: Don’t repeat 787 outsourcing mistakes — The Middle Eastern airline executives who just ordered a couple hundred 777X jets from Boeing have some advice for the company: Build it in one place, in your own facilities, and […]

Pre-funding mandate masks USPS 2013 profit

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 20, 2013) — The U.S. Postal Service on Friday announced its year-end results for Fiscal Year 2013, citing a loss of $5 billion. Two major postal unions were the first to point out that the Postal Service actually made a profit on its operations. “Headlines across the country are shouting that the […]

Jones Act is essential to U.S. maritime industry, workers

By FRANK FOTI Economists say things are getting better and people are going back to work. But there is another side to the story. Many are going back to work in part-time and low-wage service jobs. But for workers, “recovery” means a job that enables them to feed and provide for their families. A bright spot […]

Analysts like Everett, SeaTac Prop 1 by 46, ‘I am Ed Barnes!’…

Tuesday, November 19, 2013   BOEING   ► MUST-READ at Huffington Post — Because they can (by Stan Sorscher of SPEEA) — This is not a pendulum that will naturally swing back. We are experiencing a steady decline toward an unstable unsustainable future. This won’t work. No society has prospered with this level of inequality […]

Community rally: ‘Today we are all Machinists in this struggle’

SEATTLE (Nov. 19, 2013) — Several hundred union and community members turned out in the pouring rain at Seattle’s Westlake Park on Monday to support and thank Machinists Union members who work at Boeing for standing up for middle class jobs in Washington. They also called on Boeing to make the smart, rational business decision […]

Farm to Family coalition supports Darigold, other food workers

The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA, Wash. (Nov. 19, 2013) — Workers who handle our food from the farms to the stores launched a new coalition on Saturday that will work in solidarity with union members fighting for dignity and respect at Darigold. Farm workers, dairy production workers, grocery distribution workers, lab technicians, […]

Boeing vote redux, WA’s ACA success, transportation, living off tips…

Monday, November 18, 2013   BOEING   ► Last week in the NY Times — Under my thumb (by Timothy Egan) — Boeing is on a roll, its stock at a record high despite the troubled rollout of its 787 Dreamliner, and the pay of its C.E.O. boosted 20 percent to a package totaling $27.5 […]

Rally TODAY to thank IAM, support 777X

SEATTLE (Nov. 18, 2013) –All union members and community supporters are encouraged to attend a Community & Labor Rally today (Monday, Nov. 18) at 4 p.m. at Westlake Park, 401 Pine St. in downtown Seattle to thank Boeing Machinists for standing up for middle-class jobs and to support building the 777X here in Washington state. […]


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