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Archive for: September, 2014

Boeing job cuts, DOC arbitration, yes we can wait…

Tuesday, September 30, 2014   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing plans 2,000 job cuts in defense work here — In the latest drain of high-paying Boeing jobs out of Washington state, the jet maker’s defense division said Monday it will shift about 2,000 jobs, mostly in engineering, out of the region […]

Tax-subsidized Boeing Co. snubs Washington state again

The following is from the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, IFPTE Local 2001: SEATTLE (Sept. 30, 2014) — The Boeing Company’s decision to move large portions of its Defense, Space and Security division out of the Puget Sound region is the latest snub by corporate leaders to the engineers and technical workers who […]

FF’s strike three, ser elegido en Yakima, Reich’s right…

Monday, September 29, 2014   LOCAL   ► In the Blaine Reporter — Blaine council drops citizen petitions to limit union power — City councilmembers voted 6–0 on Sept. 22 against putting Proposition 1, which would have required all collective bargaining for union wages to be open to the public, on the November ballot. Proposition […]

Klein on climate, political walks, Hyatt, Vancouver celebrates

By JEFF JOHNSON (Sept. 29, 2014) — A week ago Sunday more than 400,000 people, including 10,000-plus union members, marched through the streets of New York City with a simple but profound message — our fossil fuel-based economy is on a collision course with climate disaster. U.N. General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon said, “Climate change is […]

Hyatt boycott, 10% gets 100%, Every Kinda People…

Friday, September 26, 2014   SEATTLE HYATT BOYCOTT   ► At KPLU — Seattle Hyatt workers renew call for boycott, rally for fairness — Hotel workers and their supporters planned to picket outside the Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle Thursday evening, renewing a call for a boycott of the two Hyatt hotels in the city. […]

America’s progressive populist agenda ‘submerged’ in D.C.

By RICHARD TRUMKA (Sept. 26, 2014) — In reality, the 2014 election is about the economic well-being of working class Americans. But you wouldn’t know it from pundits, or the avalanche of TV ads. Recently the New York Times reported that in the last 10 years, the net worth of the typical U.S. household fell […]

Engineering exodus, postal win, D.C.’s worst person…

Thursday, September 25, 2014   LOCAL   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Boeing’s new South Carolina facility moves jobs out of Washington — Boeing announced yesterday it has leased a space for a new Research and Development Center in South Carolina. This move brings the company one step closer to a commitment made […]

Local elections critical to families, but voter turnout is poor

By JOHN BURBANK (Sept. 25, 2014) –The other day I was talking with a relative, and the subject of voting came up. He didn’t know anything about the coming elections, who the candidates are, and when you can vote. That is, he was like the majority of Washington citizens, for better or worse. That makes […]

L&I staffer helps collect more than $2 million in unpaid wages

VANCOUVER (Sept. 25, 2014) — A Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) employee has reached a major milestone, recently surpassing more than $2 million in collections for workers who filed wage complaints against employers. David Speer, who is with the agency’s Employment Standards Program in Vancouver, has been on the job for eight years. In […]

Support Seattle Hyatt workers’ right to form a union

SEATTLE — Hotel employees at the Grand Hyatt Seattle and Hyatt at Olive 8 called for a boycott nearly a full year ago, after years of struggling for dignity and respect on the job. All are invited to join with these workers and their community supporters for a Solidarity Rally at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. […]


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