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Archive for: June, 2017

AFL-CIO’s Liz Shuler to keynote 2017 WSLC Convention

Submit resolutions now to set priorities of state’s largest union organization   VANCOUVER, Wash. (June 16, 2017) — AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will keynote the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, set for July 18-20 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Hundreds of delegates representing unions across the state will hear from many […]

Overlake RNs plan overpass protest June 15 over staffing

The following is from the Washington State Nurses Association: BELLEVUE (June 15, 2017) — Registered nurses at Overlake Hospital represented by the Washington State Nurses Association will be gathering on the I-405 overpass at NE 10th Street in Bellevue TODAY (Thursday, June 15) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. to let the community know about unsafe […]

Boeing takes the money and runs, Trumpcare would kill jobs, told you so

Thursday, June 15, 2017   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing plans to shift hundreds of jobs to Arizona — Boeing plans to transfer a substantial piece of the work of its Shared Services Group out of the Puget Sound region. Potentially hundreds of jobs will move to Mesa, Ariz… Boeing has […]

Our kids suffer as Legislature continues to protect wealthy

By JOHN BURBANK OLYMPIA (June 15, 2017) –It’s day 24 of a second special session in Olympia, since legislators couldn’t agree to a state budget before the end of the regular session. Now they have only 15 days left until the new two-year fiscal term. It will be hard to start that without a budget! […]

Labor, allies, academics connect at UW conference on June 22-25

SEATTLE — Issues of social justice, mass incarceration and the politics of race and gender — past and present — will be the focus as hundreds of scholars, teachers, labor activists and artists gather at the University of Washington on June 22-25 for the annual conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA). The […]

Day of Action June 22 against looming state shutdown

Join demonstrations in Federal Way, Lakewood, Spokane, Puyallup, Kirkland   UPDATED with more details. (June 22, 2017) — The Washington State Legislature’s second overtime session has ended, the third special session has begun, and a state government shutdown starting July 1 has become a more serious threat. Today, the day that thousands of state employees […]

Too damn high, three words for us, Bernie’s advice to Dems

Wednesday, June 14, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — We’re growing faster than King County — and our rents prove it — These days, people are fleeing Seattle’s sky-high rents, which averaged at $1,901 a month in May, according to real estate data firm RentCafe. Many are landing in Tacoma — […]

Landlords are taking workers’ pay raises, so labor must step up

Unions must fight for affordable housing or wage hikes won’t help   By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM SEATTLE (June 14, 2017) — When New York City fast food workers first hoisted the $15 minimum wage banner in late 2012, quite a few pundits called the demand absurdly ambitious. But thanks to worker walkouts, demonstrations, marches, and lobbying […]

Kickstarting talks, hiding Trumpcare 2, good riddance to centrism

Tuesday, June 13, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From KUOW — Inslee vows to ‘kickstart’ budget negotiations — Gov. Jay Inslee is sounding the alarm over the pace of budget negotiations at the state Capitol. He said that it’s time for both sides to make “major moves” toward compromise. The governor is insisting that […]

AFL-CIO describes how NAFTA could benefit working people

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 13, 2017) — On Monday, the deadline to submit public comment to the U.S. Trade Representatives regarding North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation, the AFL-CIO revealed an extensive set of recommendations that could turn NAFTA into a trade agreement that empowers working people. View 2-page Overview […]


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