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Archive for: July, 2017

‘Skinny’ fails, The Mighty Columbia™, foul mouthpiece, The Right Thing

Friday, July 28, 2017   TRUMPCARE   ► In today’s NY Times — Senate rejects slimmed-down Obamacare repeal as McCain votes ‘no’ — The Senate rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle President Obama’s signature health care law and dealing a […]

Buy union-made back-to-school supplies

(July 28, 2017) — We know, it’s still July. But stores are already setting up their back-to-school sales for parents to purchase supplies that their students will need for the academic year that begins in the fall. When you do your shopping, make sure you buy school supplies that are union-made in America! Here is […]

‘Skinny’ kills, union-built casino, low-wage Jaime, our Temple

Thursday, July 27, 2017   TRUMPCARE   ► In today’s NY Times — Senate soundly rejects repeal-only health plan — The Senate on Wednesday soundly rejected a measure that would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act without providing a replacement, leaving Republicans still searching for a path forward to dismantle President Obama’s signature […]

Washington’s new paid family – and medical – leave benefits all

By JOHN BURBANK (July 27, 2017) — Paid family and medical leave is now the law in our state. This great breakthrough will provide workers economic security in times where they need time off to care for themselves or their families, starting in January 2020. But while benefits for parents taking care of newborn and […]

Debating how mean, Boeing is on crack, Trump vs. refinery safety

Wednesday, July 26, 2017   TRUMPCARE   ► In today’s NY Times — Senate votes down broad Affordable Care Act repeal — The Senate voted narrowly on Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The 51-50 vote to start debate, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking […]

Attend Saturday’s Block Party for Manka

The following announcement is from the Washington State Labor Council’s Labor Neighbor program: BOTHELL — All union members and their families are invited to attend a BYOB (Bring Your Own Ballot) Labor-Community Block Party, a joint Washington State Labor Council/AFL-CIO and Washington Federation of State Employees/AFSCME barbecue and canvass for labor-endorsed State Senate candidate Manka […]

CFPB: Six years of protecting consumers from Wall St. fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 26, 2017) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) exists to rein in Wall Street and restore fairness and competition in the marketplace. As it continues making a difference for consumers and getting results for the sixth year in a row, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is part of the CFPB […]

Today’s vote of shame, burn it down, no infrastructure

Tuesday, July 25, 2017   TRUMPCARE   EDITOR’S NOTE — The United States Senate will vote today on… well, they don’t know what they will vote on exactly. They won’t say. What we do know is that every iteration of Trumpcare they have released publicly would cost at least 22 million Americans to lose their […]

WSLC delegates back clean-energy action

Attend Alliance event Thursday in Seattle to learn about ‘Just Transition’ policy   SEATTLE (July 25, 2017) — Delegates representing unions from across the state approved a resolution at last week’s 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO affirming the support of the states’ largest union organization for “legislation, administrative rules, or an […]

Senators add protections for Hanford workers to budget bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 25, 2017) — Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state announced Monday that they have secured new provisions in the Fiscal Year 2018 Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill to address ongoing concerns about workers in or near the tank farms at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation being […]


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