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Archive for: July, 2017

Register for Aug. 4 workshop on safety, health organizing

SEATTLE — Union leaders, staff and activists: Put another tool in your organizing toolbox. Learn how you can use workplace safety and health to involve workers and build your organizing campaign. Register now for “Using Workplace Safety and Health as an Organizing Tool,” a daylong workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. […]

Capital politics, Trumpcare mystery vote, Dems vow not to flinch

Monday, July 24, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the News Tribune — Legislature adjourns with no rural water fix or capital budget — After a record-long session, lawmakers couldn’t find an agreement on the last of their unfinished business. That means the Legislature adjourned Thursday with two major unresolved issues on the table: […]

Rep. Dan Newhouse is leading radical guest-worker plan

His plan to expand H-2A to cover year-round work is a game-changer that will displace local workers, drive wages down   By ERIC GONZALEZ (July 24, 2017) — Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-4th) sponsored an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill seeking to expand the use of the H-2A, a temporary and seasonal […]

Senate GOP’s brinkmanship suspends construction, kills jobs

By SEN. BOB HASEGAWA OLYMPIA (July 24, 2017) — I am saddened to report that the longest and least productive legislative year in the history of our state ended tonight the same way it began — crippled by polarization — to work on behalf of the needs of all Washingtonians across our state. Nearly a […]

GOP kills infrastructure jobs, Trump revives Trumpcare, NAFTA 2

Thursday, July 20, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Olympian — No fix for water rights ruling — and no construction budget — expected before lawmakers adjourn — Washington state lawmakers appeared as if they would adjourn for the year Thursday without resolving a dispute over water rights, as well as without passing […]

WSLC Convention shifts its focus to racism, organizing

Delegates urged to change how unions do business to survive, thrive in Trump era   VANCOUVER, Wash. (July 19, 2017) — If Tuesday’s session of the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was a time for inspiration and even celebration, Wednesday’s plenary session was a time for introspection. What are unions doing […]

Wife sworn in, let it fail/let ’em die, stable schedules

Wednesday, July 19, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Columbian — Ferguson champions consumer protection — Two separate conventions packed the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Tuesday and drew the attention of state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee. On the docket: consumer protection and labor unions… The Washington State Labor Council, a […]

WSLC Convention delegates hear: Resist. Persist. Repeat.

Shuler: ‘Resistance is working. But persistence will get us where we need to be’   VANCOUVER (July 18, 2017) — The first Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO convention of the Trump presidency had all the makings of a somber affair. It occurs amid threats to take away health coverage for millions, the specter of national […]

WSLC 2017 Convention set to begin in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. (June 18, 2017) — AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, this morning at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Hundreds of delegates representing unions across the state will also hear from Governor Jay Inslee, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, among others, […]

Social Security works for America: Don’t cut it, expand it

New Trustees’ report underscores that its future is bright, with adjustments The following is from the Economic Opportunity Institute: WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 18, 2017) — Last week, the Social Security Trustees published their 269-page annual report on the health of the Social Security Trust Funds, which hold the assets that will help fund future retirement […]


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