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Archive for: July, 2014

Corporate flags of convenience, sorry CEO, Mary quits…

Monday, July 28, 2014   CORPORATE DESERTERS   ► In today’s NY Times — Corporate artful dodgers — Apologists for “inversion,” the tax-avoidance strategy du jour, tend to claim that high taxes are driving businesses out of America, are indeed talking nonsense. These businesses aren’t moving production or jobs overseas — and they’re still earning […]

‘For’ but against, corporate deserters, Mr. Big Stuff…

Friday, July 25, 2014   AIRLINES   ► In today’s News Tribune — Alaska Air Group announces record second quarter earnings — Earnings were up 50 percent over the same quarter last year and the company’s pre-tax margins grew from 13.5 percent in the same quarter last year to 18.5 this year. ALSO TODAY at The […]

Workers for Alaska Air’s bag vendor vote to join SEIU 6

SEATAC (July 25, 2014) — More than 200 Sea-Tac Airport workers at Bags, Inc., who are contracted by Alaska Air Group to provide wheelchair and other passenger services for Alaska customers, have voted to join SEIU Local 6 to improve their wages and working conditions while lifting up their community. “My co-workers and I voted for […]

IAM 751’s Holden: Boeing CEO’s remarks ‘astounding and sad’

UPDATE — IAM President Tom Buffenbarger is demanding an apology from Boeing CEO Jim McNerney for his “unfunny and unnecessary remarks.” The following is crossposted from the IAM District 751 blog: SEATTLE (July 25, 2013) — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, issued the following statement to union members in response […]

Cowering at Boeing, Bring Jobs Home, teachers turning tide…

Thursday, July 24, 2014   BOEING   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — SPEEA claims Boeing engaged in age discrimination on ‘breathtaking scale’ — The union claims that Boeing is getting rid of older union workers to outsource work to Russia and India. SPEEA filed the third-party charges Wednesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity […]

Antioch University Seattle adjuncts vote to join SEIU 925

The following is from Adjuncts and Contingents Together Washington, a project of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 925: SEATTLE — In a resounding victory, Antioch University Seattle adjunct and contingent faculty have voted to form a union, joining a rapidly growing national movement to address the crisis in higher education and the troubling […]

WSLC Convention: Challenges, inspiration

WENATCHEE (July 24, 2014) — The final day of the Washington State Labor Council’s 2014 Convention featured brief presentations by Ramon Torres, President of Familias Unidas por la Justicia, the boycott of Sakuma Brothers berries and farmworkers’ struggle to get a fair contract there; Estakio Beltran, who has received the WSLC’s endorsement in his campaign […]

Boeing profits, shying from Shea, bad boss tax…

Wednesday, July 23, 2014   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing profit rises, but tanker program worries analysts — Boeing increased its full-year profit forecast after reporting an 1 percent increase in commercial jet revenue,but a $272 million after-tax expense for the KC-46A aerial tanker program overshadowed the raised forecast. Second-quarter earnings […]

Convention: Climate change, ACA and more

WENATCHEE (July 22, 2014) — Unions should not consider efforts to address climate change as a threat to their jobs. Instead, they should recognize the dire necessity for solutions and have a seat at the table to shape policies in ways that protect existing jobs and create new ones in emerging clean-energy industries. That was […]

Judicial activism, offshored Walgreen, truck safety…

Tuesday, July 22, 2014   HEALTH CARE   ► This morning from AP — Federal appeals court delivers serious setback to Obama health care law — A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people […]

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