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Archive for: February, 2017

Sponsor a Union Summer intern; learn more on April 12

By AMY WOODWARD The Stand (Mar. 2, 2017) — Many of you have heard of the Union Summer internship program, but have you had the opportunity to sponsor or house an intern? Now’s your chance! On Wednesday, April 12 from noon to 1 p.m., the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will host an information session, […]

Boeing spent our tax breaks investing in other states, nations

By JOHN BURBANK (Feb. 23, 2017) — Here’s a headline that should make us happy: “Trump, Battered in Washington, Is Buoyed at Boeing Rally.” That was from The New York Times last Friday. But the funny thing is, there was no Boeing rally in our state, where the vast majority of Boeing workers live and […]

Dodging town halls, where the 787 is made, ‘deportation force’…

Wednesday, February 22, 2017   TOWN HALLS   ► In today’s Wenatchee World — Overflow crowd turns out for town hall without Reichert — A standing room only crowd of more than 350 people crowded into Cashmere’s Riverside Center Monday night for a town hall meeting that Congressman Dave Reichert declined to attend. Most of the […]

Labor and community unity makes all of us stronger

By KAREN STRICKLAND OLYMPIA (Feb. 22, 2017) — Monday, Feb. 20 was a wet and dreary day. Or so it seemed it would be. Instead, roughly 1,200 people gathered to celebrate our collective power — ordinary people fighting for racial equity, economic justice, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights, quality education from early learning through higher education, […]

Noel Canning strike, Equity Rally, go left…

Tuesday, February 21, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Noel Canning workers go on strike — About three dozen workers at Noel Canning went on strike at 5 p.m. Monday over what they say are unfair labor practices. About a dozen men on Monday night held picket signs that read “Teamsters […]

Tell AT&T: Keep good jobs here in America

The following is a message from AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre: (Feb. 21, 2017) — This month, 21,000 working people at AT&T’s wireless division voted to authorize a strike. It wasn’t an easy choice. No one wants to go on strike, but they needed to send a message to AT&T because the company is […]

Create your own town hall, Trumpers ‘don’t get it’…

Monday, February 20, 2017   CREATE YOUR OWN TOWN HALL   ► From McClatchy — Contentious town halls over health care? Sounds familiar for Democrats in Washington state — Back in 2009 and 2010, it was the Democrats battling rowdy town halls as they tried to figure out how to write the very same health […]

MLKCLC hosting Leadership School at Labor Center Mar. 2-4

SEATTLE (Feb. 20, 2017) — Are you a union brother ready to take your shop steward skills to the next level? Do you know a union sister that would be an outstanding business representative? The M.L. King County Labor Council is hosting its first Western Washington Leadership School on March 2-4, part of a suite […]

Let’s call out Trump administration’s big lies

By MARK M. MCDERMOTT (Feb. 20, 2017) — We live in dangerous times and it is critical to understand the political and psychological warfare mounted against us in the new age of Trumpian “alternative facts.” This warfare is not new. In 1928, Edward Bernays, the father of modern public relations and author of the historic […]

Ducking you, considering Acosta, RTW fails…

Friday, February 17, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Washington’s GOP members of Congress under pressure to stop ducking town halls — Despite a campaign by some constituents, U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert is refusing to attend any in-person town halls. It’s part of a trend of some Republican members of […]

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