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Archive for: February, 2016

Boeing layoffs, KING 5 union busting, the Warren plan…

Monday, February 29, 2016   BOEING   ► From Reuters — Exclusive: Boeing plans layoffs for airplane engineers — Boeing said on Friday that it is considering layoffs of airplane engineers, a plan that it said may cause it to reorganize or consolidate its engineering teams, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. Boeing […]

Study: Prevailing wages save taxpayers, don’t increase costs

The following is from Smart Cities Prevail: (Feb. 29, 2016) — As policy debates rage in states from Michigan and New Hampshire to New Mexico and West Virginia, researchers from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Smart Cities Prevail have just completed the first ever national study on the economic, social, and […]

Unstoppable Trump, FAA plan goes down, Erykarithmetic…

Friday, February 26, 2016   TODAY’S MUST-READ   If you read nothing else today, please read this. It’s long, but worth every word. ► From Rolling Stone — How America made Donald Trump unstoppable (by Matt Taibbi) — Absent a dramatic turn of events, this boorish, monosyllabic TV tyrant with the attention span of an […]

Union-supporting Uber driver reinstated following outcry

SEATTLE (Feb. 26, 2016) — Uber driver Peter Kuel, who was stripped of his ability to work on the company’s app two weeks ago, thanked fellow drivers, the Teamsters Union and others for their support in helping him regain access to Uber’s for-hire driving platform. Kuel was notified of his reinstatement by phone and in […]

Carbon tax ‘doh,’ TPP fantasy, Mitch loses his mind…

Thursday, February 25, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Carbon-tax initiative’s backers say it’s flawed, needs legislative fix — Supporters of an initiative to create a carbon tax in Washington are asking legislators to consider fixing flaws in the measure. But the Legislature appears unlikely to oblige, leaving I-732 facing […]

Seattle City Council joins chorus urging Mexico to free Nestora

SEATTLE (Feb. 25, 2016) — The Seattle City Council voted unanimously this week in favor of a resolution, sponsored by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, urging the authorities in the Mexican federal government and the state of Guerrero to immediately release Nestora Salgado and facilitate her safe return to her family in Washington. It also calls on […]

Official I-1433 kickoff is Saturday in Seattle

RSVP online to join historic effort; sign up to volunteer statewide   Petitions for Initiative 1433, which would allow all workers in Washington state to earn paid sick and safe leave and raise the state minimum wage incrementally to $13.50/hour, have been printed. Volunteers have already begun collecting signatures to put I-1433 on this fall’s […]

Murdering manufacturing ‘strictly business’ under NAFTA

By LEO W. GERARD (Feb. 24, 2016) — In the week before Valentine’s Day, United Technologies expressed its love for its devoted Indiana employees, workers whose labor had kept the corporation profitable, by informing 2,100 of them at two facilities that it was shipping their factories, their jobs, their communities’ resources to Mexico. A few […]

Obstruction from hell, dairy safety, FAA pool chums…

Wednesday, February 24, 2016   SUPREME COURT   ► From Murray.Senate.gov — Sen. Patty Murray: Senate Republicans should put Constitution & country above partisanship & obstruction — “I am hopeful Republicans step back from this dangerous and partisan path they are on—and work with us to consider and confirm a nominee in a reasonable timeframe,” […]

March 1 event explores TPP’s harm to good food efforts

SEATTLE — The Community Alliance for Global Justice presents “Another Food System is Possible! But Not With the TPP!” on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave. S. in Seattle to explain everything you need to know about how new trade agreements undermine efforts to […]

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Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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