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Archive for: August, 2015

KapStone strike, teacher contracts, ‘hateful and racist’ rhetoric…

Monday, August 31, 2015   KAPSTONE STRIKE   ► In the (Longview) Daily News — KapStone workers on strike — After 15 months of failed contract negotiations, KapStone millworkers officially went on strike early Thursday morning. The strike began at 3 a.m. Thursday after the union gave the company a three-hour notice at midnight. AWPPW […]

AWPPW members go on strike at KapStone in Longview

The Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) issued the following news release on Aug. 27, 2015. Note that this strike is sanctioned by the Cowlitz Wahkiakum Central Labor Council: LONGVIEW, Wash. — AWPPW Local 153 members have gone on strike early this morning (Thursday, Aug. 27) over Unfair Labor Practices at KapStone Paper […]

‘Sensible’ NLRB decision expands definition of joint employer

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 31, 2015) — In a 3-2 decision issued last Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board determined that the waste management agency Browning-Ferris should be considered a “joint employer” of its temporary workers, expanding the definition of what it means to be an employer in the United States and making companies –including giant […]

Wildfires rage, teachers talk, fix OT, celebrate Hawaii…

Friday, August 21, 2015   WILDFIRES   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Thousands fight relentless infernos — Wildfires continued to rage out of control Thursday, prompting state officials to seek firefighting help from volunteers for the first time in history. ALSO at The Stand — Stay informed, safe amid deadly wildfires ► In today’s […]

SeaTac airport workers score major victory in fight for $15

SEATAC (Aug. 21, 2015) — In a 5-4 decision, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of the voters’ decision to require employers at Sea-Tac International Airport to pay fair wages and provide sick leave. The ruling overturns a lower court’s decision that sided with Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle in […]

Sea-Tac workers win, Boeing 401(kosts), Cathy’s choice…

Thursday, August 20, 2015   WILDFIRES   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Wind-whipped wildfire kills 3 firefighters, injures 4 near Twisp — A wind-whipped wildfire outside of Twisp trapped and killed three U.S. Forest Service firefighters in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon as the blaze exploded across the sunbaked foothills of the North Cascades and […]

Two years after her arrest, take action on Aug. 21 to free Nestora

SEATTLE — This Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, is the second anniversary of Nestora Salgado’s arrest, and a National Day of Action to get her released. On Aug. 21, 2013, Nestora Salgado, a Renton resident who is a naturalized U.S. citizen and leader of a legal indigenous community defense force in her hometown of Olinalá, Guerrero, […]

Dedication of Charleston 9 memorial on Aug. 22 in Seattle

SEATTLE — The NAACP, the United Black Christian Clergy, First AME Church, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and Afri-PAC will host a dedication and memorial ceremony this Saturday in remembrance of the Charleston 9 murder victims who’s lives were brutally taken in the name of racial hatred. It will begin at 3 p.m. on […]

Stay informed, safe amid deadly wildfires

(Aug. 20, 2015) — As wildfires continue to ravage central Washington and force thousands to evacuate their homes, three firefighters were killed near Twisp on Wednesday when their vehicle was overtaken by the wind-whipped flames. “We are devastated by the tragic loss of three of our Forest Service firefighters,” said Mike Williams, Forest Supervisor on […]

Hanford contract, school levy reform, Americans want unions…

Wednesday, August 19, 2015   HANFORD   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Battelle, unions agree on contract proposal after 2 1/2 years — The Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council is reluctantly recommending that workers it represents at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory approve a proposed new contract, the result of two and a half years […]


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