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Archive for: December, 2014

Port talks resume, GOP+1, Dems vs. Dems, retail rights…

Tuesday, December 2, 2014   INTERNATIONAL TRADE   ► In the Seattle Times — Congress should oppose fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership (by Kathleen Ridihalgh and Nicole Grant) — Trade can be a good thing if it’s done responsibly. As environmentalists and electrical workers, we can come together to support trade deals if they improve our […]

Free assistance with citizenship applications Dec. 6 in Sunnyside

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Are you or is someone you know a Legal Permanent Resident who wants to apply to become a U.S. citizen? Volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals and interpreters will be offering free assistance with citizenship applications at a special event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Lower Valley […]

‘No separate peace:’ Tyree Scott’s WTO message still resonates

By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM (Dec. 2, 2014) — “There can be no separate peace.” If you spent any time with Tyree Scott, you probably heard him say that. It was a lesson seared into his experience through years of struggle — first, in militant closures of Seattle construction sites intended to pry open the building trades […]

Golden leaders, port slows to a stop, Ferguson matters…

Monday, December 1, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the (Everett) Herald — Should we raise Washington’s minimum wage? (dueling guest columns) — A food bank worker writes, “We have to acknowledge that a nation that allows its workers to starve may prosper in the short run but, in the end, it will be […]

Fast-food strike, day of wage actions Dec. 4

The following is from Working Washington: UPDATE (Dec. 4, 2014) — Thousands of fast food workers in 190-plus U.S. cities will strike TODAY for $15 and the right to organize — including here in Washington state, where workers will strike and rally for $15 in Bellevue, Kent, Aberdeen, and Olympia. Airport workers, homecare workers, and other poverty wage workers […]

Establish Seattle Public Bank; learn more at Dec. 10 forum

By JOHN M. REPP and CINDY COLE (Dec. 1, 2014) — An exciting proposal is being considered that could liquidate Seattle’s $4 billion debt, while creating the funding for the transition to renewable energy, for affordable housing, and for the creation of thousands of living wage jobs. This proposal could start a process of financial […]


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