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Archive for: March, 2014

Connecticut’s paid sick leave: No negative impact on business

The following is from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a non-partisan think tank focusing on economic and social issues. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 26, 2014) — Almost three years after Connecticut became the first state to sign into law paid sick days legislation, a new report, “Good for Business? Connecticut’s Paid Leave Law,” demonstrates […]

Heroes respond, CMR’s ethics, privatization doesn’t work…

Tuesday, March 25, 2014   MUDSLIDE TRAGEDY   ► In today’s Seattle Times — 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide — Rescuers Monday found six more bodies in a milewide swath of mud and debris that plunged from a Snohomish County hillside, as reports of those still missing jumped to 176. […]

Leaflet at Seattle premiere of ‘Cesar Chavez’ on Thursday

SEATTLE (Mar. 25, 2014) — Farm workers and their supporters will leaflet moviegoers on Thursday outside the premiere of the new film, “Cesar Chavez: History Is Made One Step at a Time,” at 7 p.m. outside the Meridian 16 Regal Cinemas, 1501 7th Ave. (7th & Pine) in Seattle. Leaflets will call attention to the […]

Mudslide, transportation, self-loathing in Tri-Cities…

Monday, March 24, 2014   MUDSLIDE TRAGEDY   ► In today’s Seattle Times — 8 confirmed dead in mudslide; more than a dozen still missing — Hopes dimmed Sunday for finding survivors in the nearly one square mile of muck and debris left by a mudslide that killed at least eight people and demolished dozens […]

Join fast for immigration reform on March 31

By LYNNE DODSON (Mar. 24, 2014) — 177 people an hour. That’s the number of people being deported every working hour of the week based on then number of deportations in 2013 — 10% fewer than the year before. Millions of families in the United States face the fear of being deported every day. Our […]

87% for $15, Doc fail, Mahna Mahna…

Friday, March 21, 2014   MINIMUM WAGE   ► In The Nation — An 87 percent vote for $15-an-hour minimum wage — Political insiders and prognosticators at the national level were, barely a year ago, casting doubts on the question of whether proposing a great big hike in the federal minimum wage was smart politics. […]

Show your stuff at Labor’s Got Talent! on May 16 in Seattle

SEATTLE (Mar. 21, 2014) — Last week, we put out the call for unions to begin planning events for MayWorks, the annual month-long celebration of workers’ culture and history. This week, we are putting out the call for union members with a “hidden” talents. Are you the next Aretha Franklin, but only your shower head […]

Healing at 751, Occupy Pragmatism, our low taxes…

Thursday, March 20, 2014   AEROSPACE   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — New IAM District 751 leader says he’s focused on healing divisions — Jon Holden’s a true believer. The third-generation union member doesn’t doubt that organized labor gives members better lives, and as the newly elected head of the Machinists union representing Boeing […]

Lockout in Tennessee is part of Kellogg’s global campaign

The following is from AFL-CIO Now: MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Mar. 20, 2014) — When the Kellogg Co. locked out some 220 workers from its Memphis plant in October, it was another step in Kellogg’s corporate battle plan to replace steady, middle-class, full-time jobs in the United States and elsewhere with casual part-time employees who would make […]

Rally to support ABHS workers March 20 in Chehalis, Spokane

In the wake of the strike at Behavioral Health Resources that ended Monday, a second group of human services workers goes public with solidarity events on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Spokane and Chehalis. The workers at American Behavioral Health Systems (ABHS) who provide substance-abuse treatment have hit a brick wall in contract negotiations between […]


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