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Archive for: December, 2016

#ImWithChuck, Uber hearing, fast-food Labor Secretary, We the People…

Thursday, December 8, 2016   #ImWithChuck   UPDATE: Sign this petition stating you are with Chuck! ► From Huffington Post — Trump attacks president of union that represents Carrier workers — President-elect Donald Trump took a break Wednesday from preparing to lead the free world to write a nasty tweet about a guy in Indiana […]

As L&I rates edge up, business aims to cut workers’ comp

Corporate lobbying groups decry 0.7% rate hike, set sights on workers’ comp cuts   By DAVID GROVES The Stand TUMWATER (Dec. 8, 2016) — The rates paid for workers’ compensation coverage in Washington will rise by an average of 0.7 percent in 2017, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced last week. […]

GOP vs. raises, GOP vs. truth, GOP vs. unions…

Wednesday, December 7, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — $5 million settlement over break relief for nurses at St. Joseph — Nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma will receive $5 million in back pay after CHI Franciscan Health agreed to a settlement regarding meal and rest breaks, according to […]

WSNA nurses at St. Joe’s score major legal victory on breaks

Nurse rest and meal break lawsuit settlement includes $5 million in back pay   The following is from the Washington State Nurses Association: TACOMA (Dec. 7, 2016) — The Washington State Nurses Association is pleased to announce that we have reached a groundbreaking settlement of our lawsuit concerning meal and rest break violations against Franciscan […]

Shea Nutter: Give me Liberty or give me ‘right-to-work’ (or both)

By DAVID GROVES The Stand OLYMPIA (Dec. 7, 2016) — If Republican Rep. Matt Shea had his way, Washington would become an anti-union “right-to-work” state. But in a mostly blue state with a Democratic governor and divided Legislature, he knows that’s unlikely to happen. So Shea has a backup plan: split off Eastern Washington into […]

Boeing doesn’t Brexit, scrap this cap, Trump’s hard right nominees…

Tuesday, December 6, 2016   BOEING   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Boeing’s ad campaign boasting UK job gains upsets Washington workers after year of cuts — A new Boeing advertising campaign on UK taxi cabs boasts of doubling its UK workforce and boosting supply chain spending since 2011. “We understand Boeing is […]

On Jan. 1, Washington state’s minimum wage will be $11

OLYMPIA (Dec. 6, 2016) — With the passage of Initiative 1433, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) officially notified employers and the public last week that the state minimum wage will increase from $9.47 to $11 an hour starting on Jan. 1, 2017. Higher minimum wage rates will apply to workers in […]

The plant abides, support for Saldaña, the dignity of work…

Monday, December 5, 2016   LOCAL   ► From IAM 751 — Buffett-owned plant in Kent accepts workers’ right to organize — An aerospace supply company owned by billionaire Warren Buffett has agreed to a settlement with the NLRB in a case that accused company managers of repeated violations of federal labor law. As part […]

Seattle Mayor Murray signs I-124 into law to protect hotel workers

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Dec. 5, 2016) — Mayor Ed Murray issued a proclamation on Thursday declaring citizen-led Initiative 124 to be an ordinance of the City of Seattle. Following the endorsement of the Mayor, the City Council, and numerous community organizations, I-124 passed overwhelmingly with 76.59% of the vote […]

Norwegian Air permit decision ‘slap in the face’ to U.S. workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2016) — Negative reaction was swift and harsh after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday that it has awarded Norwegian Air International (NAI) a foreign air carrier permit to operate in the United States. Domestic airlines, unions and many lawmakers opposed as unfair competition, including Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) who […]


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