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Archive for: November, 2016

I-732 loss shows urgent need for coalition effort on climate

(Nov. 9, 2016) — The following statement regarding voter rejection of the labor-opposed Initiative 732 has been posted by the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy: There is an urgent need to take action on climate change, and to do it right. The only way to combat climate change fast enough is to both cut […]

WSLC’s Johnson: We will heal by building a stronger movement

(Nov. 9, 2016) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement this morning regarding the presidential election results: Last night’s election results have stunned the world. What has mostly seemed unbelievable over the past 18 months has happened. Our next president is a self-proclaimed misogynist, racist, and xenophobe […]

Historic election victories for Washington workers

(Nov. 9, 2016) — Washington state’s labor movement led the charge for some historic victories on behalf of working families on Tuesday night, but the stunning election of Donald Trump as President of the United States cast a dark cloud over local celebrations. Nevertheless, this morning the sun rises on an Evergreen State that will […]

UPDATED 11-20: How labor-endorsed candidates, measures fared

UPDATED (Nov. 20, 2017) — Here are the Washington state election results for key races and ballot measures, as of 6 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. This page will be updated continually. An asterisk (*) designates the candidates and ballot measure positions endorsed by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, or regional AFL-CIO Central Labor […]

Listen to your mother — get out there and vote

By LYNNE DODSON (Nov. 8, 2016) — This election matters. Every vote matters. I learned this morning that the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment was Tennessee (thanks RadioLab!) — and that ratification hinged on the vote of one state representative who listened to his mother. I’ve felt sappy and anxious and urgent for […]

Cash outs at Boeing, what about Rob, media email flop…

ELECTION DAY Tuesday, November 8, 2016   EDITOR’S NOTE — Election Day got off to an inauspicious beginning for The Entire Staff of The Stand. We locked ourselves out of our office building so we got a late start. That means today’s news links will be somewhat abbreviated. No worries. There’s not much happening today. […]

No ‘buts.’ Mail, drop off your ballots today!

(Nov. 8, 2016) — Hey, Washington state voter. Have you mailed in or dropped off your ballot yet? If not, no excuses. Do it today! No “buts.” But I’m at work, and I didn’t send in my ballot yet. You have until 8 p.m. today (Tuesday) to drop your completed ballot in an elections-office dropbox. […]

You can still vote, Yurtel California, FBI’s ‘never mind’…

Monday, November 7, 2016   STATE ELECTIONS   ► From PubliCola — Vote for a Regional Upgrade. Vote for ST3. — Given the region’s explosive growth—86,000 people moved to the region in the last year alone, the biggest increase in 20 years—providing people with an alternative to driving cars is imperative for the economy and […]

ST Prop. 1: Good jobs now and in the future

(Nov. 7, 2016) — Tomorrow is Election Day and for voters who want to promote good jobs and improve the state economy in Washington, Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and allow all to earn paid sick leave isn’t the only ballot measure that deserves their support. Voters in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties […]

Wyman’s corporate funders, not freak, real email scandal…

Friday, November 4, 2016   STATE ELECTIONS   ► BLOCKBUSTER STORY in today’s NY Times — These officials help write ballot questions. Companies write them checks. — Big-money corporate lobbying has reached into one of the most obscure corners of state government: the offices of secretaries of state, the people charged with running elections impartially. […]


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