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Archive for: September, 2016

Another Boeing ‘windfall,’ pay to vote, Boss’s b-day…

Friday, September 23, 2016   LOCAL   ► From IAM 751 — Machinists forge deal with plant’s potential owners — Machinists Union members who work at the former Jorgensen Forge plant in Tukwila have ratified a proposed contract with their potential new employer. The vote is a key step forward as the potential new owners […]

Wells Fargo VP funding efforts to undermine consumer watchdog

The following is from the Northwest Accountability Project: PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 23, 2016) — The Northwest Accountability Project this week called upon Wells Fargo to denounce the actions of Executive Vice President Jeffrey Grubb, who as a trustee of the Murdock Charitable Trust, is helping support the funding of organizations working to undermine the Consumer […]

Freedom Foundation complaint unfounded, frivolous but costly

Anti-union group’s political harassment wastes public resources   By SARAH LASLETT (Sept. 23, 2016) — The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center (WA LERC) started drawing the ire and attention of the right-wing Freedom Foundation back in 2014. It all started because the Freedom Foundation didn’t think it was appropriate for the Labor Center […]

November events commemorate centennial of Everett Massacre

EVERETT (Sept. 23, 2016) — A number of events are planned to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Everett Massacre and to remember the hundreds of brave workers who sailed from Seattle to Everett on Nov. 5, 1916, to support striking shingle workers and their right to free speech. Five of them never made it […]

Who pays I-732 taxes, Hillary’s not down, Boeing’s give and take…

Thursday, September 22, 2016   ELECTION 2016   ► From CrossCut — Carbon tax would hit working people hard (by Lee Newgent) — I-732 is just a new, regressive tax on the very people the labor and social justice movements have pledged to defend. That’s why the Washington State Labor Council, The Sierra Club, The […]

Delta pilots to picket Sept. 27 at Sea-Tac over stalled talks

SEATAC — Delta Air Lines pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Council 54 will be conducting an informational picketing event at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to call on Delta management to conclude negotiations now. Negotiations have been ongoing for more than 19 months; eight months of that time under […]

Jayapal, Walkinshaw to discuss expanding Social Sec., Medicare

SEATTLE — Ted Marmor, a leading national voice on public healthcare policy, will be joined by both candidates for Congress in Washington’s 7th District — state Rep. Brady Piñero Walkinshaw and state Sen. Pramila Jayapal — at a forum on how the next Congress could expand Social Security and Medicare. The public is invited to […]

L&I proposes 0.7% workers’ comp rate increase for 2017

TUMWATER (Sept. 22, 2016) — The rate paid for workers’ compensation coverage in Washington would rise by an average of 0.7 percent next year under a proposal released Wednesday by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Employers and workers around Washington pay into the workers’ comp system so they’re covered if someone […]

Seattle wins, Pasco offers, Supreme Court rocks…

Tuesday, September 20, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle City Council approves worker-scheduling law — The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a “secure scheduling” law on Monday, making Seattle the second major U.S. city to regulate how large retailers and food-service employers schedule their workers. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who […]

History made: Seattle OKs secure scheduling

SEATTLE (Sept. 20, 2016) — By a unanimous 9-0 vote Monday afternoon, Seattle made labor history once again by passing secure scheduling — the first new labor standard to address weekly work schedules since overtime pay became law in the 1930s. This landmark victory in Seattle is only the beginning in the fight for balanced […]

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