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Archive for: October, 2017

GOP senator: Trump is ‘reckless, dangerous’

Sen. Flake of Arizona urges GOP colleagues to put principles before politics   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 25, 2017) — Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018 after serving just one term in the U.S. Senate. In doing so, he delivered an extraordinary and stinging rebuke of the “reckless, […]

WSU cuts, McCleary fix isn’t in, unions can take us back to normal

Tuesday, October 24, 2017   LOCAL     ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — WSU president announces sweeping budget cuts to reduce $30 million deficit — WSU President Kirk Schulz announced sweeping budget cuts in an online statement Monday evening. Each department at all five of WSU’s campuses has been instructed to reduce spending by 2.5 […]

SAG-AFTRA backs ‘unencumbered’ press amid Trump threats

The following is from SAG-AFTRA: LOS ANGELES (Oct. 24, 2017) — In light of recent threats by President Trump to “challenge” the licenses of broadcast news outlets, SAG-AFTRA re-emphasizes its statement on the Rights of a Free and Unencumbered Press: “As a union whose membership includes broadcast and online journalists, SAG-AFTRA champions the rights of a free […]

Teresa’s track record, more uninsured, Weinstein and Trump

Monday, October 23, 2017   ELECTION   ► From The Stranger — Vote for Teresa Mosqueda (by Tim Keck, Charles Mudede and Dan Savage) — As the majority of the Stranger Election Control Board pointed out, “We’ve got two solid progressives in this race and [so], whoever wins, a solid progressive goes to the council.” […]

L&I adopts paid sick leave rules to implement I-1433

The following is from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries: TUMWATER (Oct. 23, 2017) — Mandatory paid sick leave in Washington starts in just over two months. Last week, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) released new state requirements on how the paid sick leave law will be implemented. As a result […]

WSLC’s Mosqueda to AFL-CIO: Elect more of our own to office

ST LOUIS (Oct. 23, 2017) — Following are the remarks delivered by Teresa Mosqueda on Sunday at the AFL-CIO 2017 Convention in St. Louis. (Also see Teresa’s guest blog post at the AFL-CIO website — “Running for office: Have you ever thought about it?”) Good afternoon! I bring a message of solidarity and resistance from […]

Support Path to Power candidates in this fall’s election

(Oct. 23, 2017) — County auditors around Washington state have mailed out ballots for this fall’s general election. (Check out labor’s endorsements.) For the past few weeks The Stand has been highlighting the candidacies of some union members seeking public office. Here are some of the candidates for office who have participated in Path to […]

An appeal to Seattle school board, tax cuts made in China, Gimme Three Steps

Friday, October 20, 2017   LOCAL   ► From KUOW — With a potential school bus strike looming, union pushes Seattle school board to help end dispute — The threat of a strike by school bus drivers in Seattle has many parents anxious. About 12,000 students in the district regularly use school bus service. Now, […]

Immigrant, refugee workers demand justice in workplaces

Hundreds of UNITE HERE Local 8 members rally, march in SeaTac as part of union-wide Day of Action   The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATAC (Oct. 20, 2017) — Hundreds of UNITE HERE members in the Seattle area rallied and marched in SeaTac on October 19 despite torrential wind and rain. Across […]

Harborview nurses win contract that protects patient safety

The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: SEATTLE (Oct. 20, 2017) — Through their unity in the hospital and community, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW nurses and healthcare workers at UW Medicine-Harborview Medical Center protected patient safety and advanced Harborview hospital standards when they voted overwhelmingly this week in support of a new two-year contract. “By standing […]


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