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Archive for: March, 2015

Rally Saturday, 80% back accountability, Shut Up and Dance…

Friday, March 20, 2015   REFINERY STRIKE   ► SOLIDARITY RALLY SATURDAY IN ANACORTES — Although the USW and Shell reached a tentative deal on a national oil refinery agreement, the strike that began Feb. 1 continues at Tesoro in Anacortes, Wash. Local bargaining continues over unresolved issues, including the company’s demand to take control […]

T-Mobile illegally blocked union organizing efforts, NLRB rules

The following is from AFL-CIO Now: (March 20, 2015) — A judge at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Wednesday found T-Mobile U.S. guilty of engaging in nationwide labor law violations against workers. The unprecedented ruling comes after a rare move last year by the NLRB consolidating multiple complaints against T-Mobile U.S. for illegal […]

Local 117 shows ‘What Teamsters Look Like’

What does a Teamster look like? Like James Borum, a truck driver for Sysco, who raised money to help a co-worker buy cancer treatment equipment. Like Suzette Dickerson, who worked hard at the King County Prosecutors’ office, then volunteered both as a track coach and at her son’s many school activities. Like Cid Avellaneda, a USB route salesman, […]

Tarnished icon, ‘our climate deniers,’ adjunct unionization…

Thursday, March 19, 2015   LOCAL   ► In The Stranger — Space Needle workers deliver new petition asking for wage increases — It’s been nearly three years since non-tipped Space Needle workers last received a pay increase (that raise was $0.35), and in the meantime a National Labor Relations Board panel has found the […]

Space Needle: Give your employees a raise!

SEATTLE (March 19, 2015) — Space Needle workers and community supporters rallied Wednesday to again send the message to Space Needle management that their employees deserve a raise. The group marched to the nearby corporate headquarters to deliver a petition with the signatures of a majority of Space Needle workers and more than 500 supporters […]

Anacortes rally, $15 victory, SU delays again, #soybeanwind…

Wednesday, March 18, 2015   REFINERY STRIKE   ► From Reuters — U.S. refinery deal hits roadblocks at 8 striking plants — A tentative national agreement to end a six-week strike at twelve U.S. refineries has struggled to win ratification at eight plants as workers and companies struggle to settle local issues, according to union […]

Wary of TPP, Seattle City Council panel opposes Fast Track

SEATTLE (March 18, 2015) — The national debate over a proposed trade agreement called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) drew passionate testimony and action from Seattle city leaders on Tuesday. The Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Sustainability committee passed a resolution expressing opposition to Trade Promotion Authority (“Fast Track”) bill in Congress and […]

Zombies attack Capitol to keep films, jobs in Washington

OLYMPIA (March 18, 2015) — Hundreds of film and television crew members staged an apocalyptic film set, complete with zombies, Tuesday as part of an effort to educate lawmakers in Olympia about the importance of Washington Filmworks, the state’s film incentive. Hundreds of production crew members and small business owners came to Olympia to encourage passage of SB 6027, […]

Boeing had 16 job-cutting efforts in place when it took tax break

SEATTLE (March 18, 2015) — As The Boeing Co. pressed and secured from Washington state lawmakers the largest corporate tax break in U.S. history in November 2013, corporate leaders had 16 different efforts at work moving thousands of jobs out of the state. The company’s deliberate efforts to move more than 3,910 engineering and technical […]

Boeing union drive, mmm butter, brave Sir Howard…

Tuesday, March 17, 2015   ‘RIGHT-TO-WORK’   ► In today’s Columbian — Union backers take aim at Madore resolutions — Labor union supporters hope to send the Clark County council the message that they’ve got their eyes on two proposed resolutions (including one that would urge the implementation of so-called “right-to-work” restrictions for all county […]

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