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Archive for: November, 2017

Mad rush to remake America | Health care for bus drivers | Just because

Thursday, November 30, 2017   TAX REFORM SCAM   ► From The Hill — Senate GOP votes to begin debate on tax bill — The Senate voted on strict party lines, 52-48, to begin debate on its tax cut bill Wednesday, edging Republicans closer to their first major legislative victory under President Trump as they seek to finish […]

Nominate members to serve on WSLC standing committees

(Nov. 30, 2017) — All union organizations affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO are encouraged to nominate members to the WSLC’s standing committees. As of Dec. 31, 2017, there will be vacancies from terms expiring on the following active, high-profile committees (follow the links for descriptions of the committees and lists of current […]

Senate tax vote imminent | Mosqueda sworn in | College loan swindle

Wednesday, November 29, 2017   TAX REFORM SCAM   ► In today’s NY Times — Republicans clear major hurdle as Senate tax bill advances — Senate Republicans took a significant step toward passing a sweeping tax overhaul on Tuesday, with a key panel giving its approval and several wavering senators indicating they would support the tax package, helping […]

Republican tax bills are theft from working people

By JEFF JOHNSON (Nov. 29, 2017) — By now you have a clear sense that the tax proposals by Republicans in Congress create a permanent shift in wealth from the public sector to corporations and the very wealthy. And yes, the working class — poor and middle — will receive some temporary tax breaks but […]

First Student school bus drivers strike Wednesday in Seattle

Teamsters 174: Company illegally imposed inferior health plan   The following is from Teamsters Local 174: SEATTLE (Nov. 29, 2017) — In an effort to mitigate any hardship faced by Seattle parents, Teamsters Local 174 announced on Tuesday that there will be a one-day strike today, November 29, 2017, by the group of more than 400 […]

From bad to worse | Spokane bans the box | Farmworkers win

Tuesday, November 28, 2017   TAX REFORM SCAM   ► In today’s NY Times — Senators scramble to advance tax bill that increasingly rewards wealthy — Senators are contemplating changes that would exacerbate the tax bill’s divide between the rich and the middle class. Those include efforts to further reward certain high-income business owners who are already […]

Call U.S. Senators to stop job-killing tax plan

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 28, 2017) — Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate have proposed a job-killing tax plan that favors the super-rich and wealthy corporations over working people. We cannot afford to let this bill become law. Here’s why this plan is a bad idea: Millions of working people […]

Join together to fight harassment | tax scam vs. poor | Planet Amazon

Monday, November 27, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Weekly — Want to fight sexual harassment and discrimination? Unionize. (by Sara Ainsworth and Marilyn Watkins) — In the wake of sexual assault and harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, and other powerful men, women across the country and in every field have stood up and demanded […]

Register for WSLC’s Legislative Conference

OLYMPIA — The election of Manka Dhingra as state senator in the 45th Legislative District could signal an end to five years of legislative gridlock, overtime sessions, near-shutdowns, and job-killing hostage politics in Olympia. Although the next legislative session doesn’t begin until Jan. 8, the new dynamic of Democrats controlling both houses of the State Legislature […]

Caregivers notify Providence Health and Hospice of strike

The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: EVERETT (Nov. 27, 2017) — After taking action for more than a year to call on Providence Home Health and Hospice of Snohomish County to invest in patient care, the more than 200 nurses, case managers, chaplains, and other caregivers gave Providence notice Nov. 22 that, unless Providence […]


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