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Archive for: September, 2016

UW employees picketing Tuesday for fair wage increase, contract

The following news advisory is from SEIU Local 925: SEATTLE — University of Washington employees have been in negotiations for a new contract all summer, but believe that UW administrators are not bargaining in good faith as promised. WHAT:  Employee pickets WHO: UW employees represented by SEIU 925 and WFSE 1488 WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 20, […]

IAM bill of rights, Shea nutter, granting refuge…

Monday, September 19, 2016   TODAY   ► From Working WA — TODAY: Seattle to make labor history with final vote to pass secure scheduling legislation — Today, almost exactly a year after local baristas first went public in September 2015 with the call that “our time counts,” Seattle City Council is set to change the […]

Arbitrary regulatory process can cost jobs

By LARRY BROWN and LEE NEWGENT (Sept. 19, 2016) — Most Washingtonians are unfamiliar with the state’s regulatory-review process. It is technical, it is cumbersome and it is a side of government few ever see up close. But we are all familiar with jobs. And exports. And Washington state products — Boeing airplanes, wheat and […]

Clean air, concrete shoes, Dems vs. OT pay, rap is born…

Friday, September 16, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From AP — Washington state limits carbon pollution from large sources — Washington state adopted a new rule Thursday to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large carbon polluters, joining a handful of other states in capping emissions to address climate change. ► From KNKX — Looking […]

Working for Trump only pays if you’re a white Wall Streeter

NEW YORK CITY (Sept. 16, 2016) — It’s well-documented that if you work for Donald Trump, there’s a good chance you won’t get paid. That’s a pretty big deal to everybody — except the rich Wall Street financiers trying to help get him elected. Seven of the 13 white men on Donald Trump’s economic team […]

Lab researchers at Cal stand together, unionize with UAW

(Sept. 16, 2016) – This week, California’s Public Employment Relations Board certified a petition filed by postdoctoral scholars working at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) to join UAW Local 5810, the union representing postdocs at the University of California. This makes LBL is the first national lab in which postdoctoral scholars have successfully organized. Like […]

Boeing cuts, Seattle’s thriving, lame (duck) TPP…

Thursday, September 15, 2016   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing curtails OT pay for 80,000 workers in latest cost-cutting move — In another move to cut costs, Boeing told white-collar, salaried employees across the company on Tuesday that starting next month overtime pay will be severely limited. The new policy, effective […]

Why voters should reject I-732 carbon tax

OLYMPIA (Sept. 15, 2016) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, recorded the statement in opposition to the Initiative 732 carbon tax for TVW’s Video Voter Guide. Here is the transcript: Initiative 732 would create a new and accelerating carbon tax while also cutting business taxes in Washington State. Intended to […]

We have a deal, secure scheduling advances, incomes grow…

Wednesday, September 14, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Olympian — Tentative deal for 30,000 state workers includes raises, $12 minimum wage — About 30,000 Washington state workers would receive pay raises of roughly 6 percent under a tentative deal struck Tuesday between state officials and union leaders. The proposed pay raises, to […]

Join in the National Call-In Day to stop TPP

(Sept. 14, 2016) — No matter what you hear about the Trans-Pacific Partnership being “dead,” don’t believe it! The Obama administration has announced it will seek passage of the corporate rights deal under the pretense that it will expand trade and create jobs. We’ve heard that one before. We’ve seen with our own eyes what […]


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