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Archive for: August, 2016

Boeing cuts forecast, TPP won’t slow China, kids vs. pizza…

Tuesday, August 23, 2016   BOEING   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Internal sales forecast points to possible cuts ahead for Boeing’s Everett facilities — Boeing expects to sell only 535 jets this year, Aviation Week reports, citing an internal sales forecast that featured a number 27 percent below what the aircraft maker […]

TPP teach-in, end private prisons, how to deliver a baby at work…

Monday, August 22, 2016   TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP   ► From KING 5 — Musicians ‘Rock Against the TPP’ trade deal in Seattle — The “Rock Against the TPP” tour arrived in Seattle Friday with a lineup of musicians eager to spread awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what they say are its worrying impacts on […]

Celebrate Labor Day at union events, picnics

Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 5 — is a day to recognize and honor the achievements of America’s working people. This year, the annual celebration comes during a critical election cycle. Many of us will spend the day with close family and dear friends at a barbecue, picnic or other community event, including several hosted […]

‘Rock Against the TPP’ teach-in explains dangers of trade pact

SEATTLE (Aug. 22, 2016) — On Friday at the ShowBox, musicians and activists gathered to use the power of music to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Digital activist group Fight For The Future organized Rock Against the TPP, which brought its free national tour to Seattle to raise awareness about the massive 12-nation trade […]

Waiting on Uber, voters ♥ I-1433, close private prisons, ‘Endless’ love…

Friday, August 19, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing to issue 100 layoff notices here Friday — The layoff notices will extend across several divisions, the company confirmed, noting that some of those affected may find other positions at Boeing. ► From The Stranger — Uber drivers face uncertain future […]

‘Rock Against the TPP’ is tonight in Seattle

SEATTLE (Aug. 19, 2016) — Activists plan to use the power of music tonight to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Digital activist group Fight For The Future has put together Rock Against the TPP, which is touring the country to raise awareness about the massive 12-nation trade deal. It’s not too late to get […]

L&I: Stay hydrated, pace yourself in the heat

TUMWATER (Aug. 18, 2016) — With temperatures across the state soaring this week, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is reminding workers and employers that working outdoors in hot weather can quickly cause heat-related illness. It is particularly important to be aware when temperatures seesaw between cool to very hot weather. Heat exhaustion and […]

#OurTimeCounts, candidates clash, cheating democracy…

Thursday, August 18, 2016   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Secure scheduling is Seattle’s next big labor fight — Here’s the thing about $15, the revolutionary minimum wage Seattle passed in 2014, setting off a domino effect across the country: If you aren’t getting enough hours of work every week, then even at […]

WTO WTF, Rock vs. TPP Friday, not-so-bold Bryant…

Wednesday, August 17, 2016   AEROSPACE   ► From Reuters — Airbus, Boeing brace for crucial phase in subsidies dispute — The world’s two largest jetmakers are bracing for the next round in a transatlantic spat over billions of dollars of aircraft subsidies, amid accusations of widening U.S. support for Boeing and persistent European aid […]

We needn’t choose. We can have great transit AND fund schools.

By REP. JOE FITZGIBBON (Aug. 17, 2016) — Last week, state Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) wrote an op-ed at PubliCola criticizing November’s Sound Transit 3 expansion package. He was dead wrong about Sound Transit expansion and about the financing thereof. Here’s why. Senator Carlyle, who argued that ST3’s property tax expansion “consumes all the oxygen […]

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