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Archive for: May, 2017

WSLC 2017 Convention will be July 18-20 in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. (May 18, 2017) — Hundreds of delegates representing unions across the state will gather in Vancouver for the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The convention will run from Tuesday, July 18 through Thursday, July 20 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Under the theme “Resist and Persist,” the 2017 WSLC […]

AFGE slams anti-union VA bill as ‘political witch hunt’

The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees: WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 2017) — In response to H.R. 1461, as amended by Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, passing through the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Wednesday, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement: “We […]

Are we there yet, not meeting halfway (or at all), 737 MAX #1…

Wednesday, May 17, 2017   COUNTDOWN TO IMPEACHMENT   ► In today’s NY Times — Comey memo says Trump asked him to end Flynn investigation — The documentation of Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and FBI investigation into links between Trump’s associates and […]

AT&T outsourcing hurts workers, customers

By CARISSA CURMAN-MOORE EVERETT (May 17, 2017) — I’m a call center auditor at AT&T in Bothell, and every day I review thousands of customer interactions all over the country. I’ve been with the company for almost four years and love my job, but the truth is that my co-workers and I, and the customers […]

AT&T workers ON STRIKE from May 19 to 21

UPDATE (May 19, 2017) — AT&T workers in 36 states, including Washington, are officially ON STRIKE as of noon today through Sunday, May 21. Get details. UPDATE (May 19, 2017) — With the addition of landline and DirecTV workers in some states, an estimated 40,000 AT&T workers are set to go on a 3-day strike […]

What will it take, Styx vs. ST3, H-1B peanuts, legally locked-up…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017   COUNTDOWN TO IMPEACHMENT   ► In today’s NY Times — Trump revealed highly classified intelligence to Russia, officials say — President Trump boasted about highly classified intelligence about an Islamic State plot in a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week, providing details that could expose the […]

Bradley Foundation targets unions in Washington state

Reports: Group is funding Freedom Foundation to attack workers’ rights   SEATTLE (May 16, 2017) — Recent reports from the Center for Media and Democracy and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed that Washington is one of the top targets for the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s plans to dismantle unions and state laws protecting workers’ […]

Manka in the 45th, complicit Republicans, CA vs. Trump…

Monday, May 15, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the Seattle Times — Taxes vs. Trump: Eastside contest will determine power in Olympia — Control of Washington’s divided Legislature hinges on the results this November of one Eastside Senate contest in the 45th Legislative District. Jinyoung Lee Englund could help Republicans keep the Senate […]

Labor leaders urge Inslee to support two key energy projects

The following letter signed by 30 labor leaders from around Washington state was recently sent to Gov. Jay Inslee in support of two major infrastructure projects: the Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview and Vancouver Energy at the Port of Vancouver: Dear Gov. Inslee: We, the undersigned 30 labor leaders from 20 labor organizations are asking […]

WSLC endorses Dhingra, Saldaña, Kuderer, Slatter in special elections

(May 15, 2017) — At its quarterly meeting last week, the Executive Board of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO voted to endorse several candidates running in special legislative elections this fall. The state’s largest labor organization, representing the interests of some 450,000 rank-and-file union members in Washington, is recommending the following candidates for election: […]


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