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Archive for: July, 2016

Hillary’s steady hand, privatizers v. justice, O’Jays v. Trump…

Friday, July 29, 2016   PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION   ► From AP — Hillary Clinton promises steady hand in dangerous world — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively challenged Republican Donald Trump’s ability to do […]

VOTE: Help send labor advocates to Congress

(July 29, 2016) — Time’s running out. Find it, fill it out, and send it in! Voters in Washington state have had their Primary Election ballots for a couple of weeks now, but they only have until this Tuesday, Aug. 2 to mail them in or drop them at a local ballot drop box (find […]

Employees urge state to address safety-inspector retention crisis

OLYMPIA (July 28, 2016) — Washington state employees who make sure workers are safe on the job and their community supporters rallied this morning for more competitive wages. Employees from the Department of Labor and Industries’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) want the state’s help retaining more of its workers. The rally took […]

@HillaryClinton #StopTPP, freedom from fear, Tim Fine-man…

Thursday, July 28, 2016   ELECTION 2016   ► From The Hill — Unions want one thing from Hillary tonight: A stake in TPP’s heart — Labor unions want Hillary Clinton to put a stake in the heart of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal once and for all on Thursday, when she accepts the Democratic […]

Primary ballot full of big, small choices – make them by voting

By JOHN BURBANK (July 28, 2016) — We are in the season of party conventions. You may have watched the Republicans in Cleveland last week and you may be watching the Democrats in Philadelphia this week. Maybe you didn’t, and opted to watch “Scandal,” or, if you are a bicyclist, perhaps the Tour de France. […]

RSVP to support state employees at Invest in WA rally Aug. 31

OLYMPIA (July 28, 2016) — Join a coalition of unions representing state employees led by the Washington Federation of State Employees, AFSCME Council 28 and community supporters of quality public services at the Invest in Washington Rally at the State Capitol at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Participants will urge Governor Jay Inslee to stop […]

Seattle Protects Women, ‘delinquent’ Boeing, Hillary makes history…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Panic buttons, health insurance for Seattle hotel workers up for vote in fall — Seattle voters will decide whether hotel workers such as housekeepers should be guaranteed panic buttons, help with health insurance and other benefits under city law. The City Council […]

VOTE: Support labor-endorsed justices

Stop politicization of the courts by supporting Yu, Madsen, Wiggins   (July 27, 2016) — If you care about the politicization of Washington state’s highest court, find your Primary Election ballot, fill it out and send it in! Rather than focusing on improving school funding, some right-wing state legislators are actively campaigning to unseat Supreme […]

WSNA rallies Yakima, Michelle Obama rules, whither Hostess…

Tuesday, July 26, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Yakima Regional nurses rally against corporate owner — Nurses from Yakima Regional Medical rallied Monday to engage with the community prior to heading back into contract negotiations this week. More than 100 turned out for the free barbecue at Milroy Park, where […]

Sign up for Meeting of the Minds workers’ comp forum Oct. 6-7

OLYMPIA (July 26, 2016) — Every two years, union members and others interested in Washington’s workers’ compensation system gather to hear from expert speakers and presenters about the changes and policy issues affecting the safety net for injured workers. This year’s conference isn’t until October, but registration is now open and seats are already being […]

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

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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