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Archive for: November, 2017

Seattle’s boom | Boeing vs. Airbus in America | The Joke’s on them

Friday, November 17, 2017   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Restaurant boom exposes the complete stupidity of UW’s anti-high wages report — Seattle had 2,696 restaurants as of the first quarter of 2017, according to Department of Revenue data — up 25 percent from a decade ago. Contrary to the oft-quoted “fact” that half of all […]

House Republicans approve tax overhaul

Corporations, wealthy get 80% of tax cuts; millions of Americans would pay more   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 17, 2017) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve the House Republicans’ tax plan, 227-205. All four Republicans from Washington state — Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dave Reichert, Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Dan Newhouse — […]

Seat at the table | Not done yet | Lockstep on GOP tax scam

Thursday, November 16, 2017   LOCAL   ► From the AFL-CIO — Labor puts working people in charge — The three union member candidates who addressed the 2017 AFL-CIO Convention won their elections! This came shortly after the adoption of Resolution 10, “Encouraging Union Members to Run for Public Office,” that pledges to adopt labor candidate programs in every state […]

Sims named to replace Mosqueda at WSLC

SEATTLE (Nov. 16, 2017) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, announced today that April Sims has been appointed to serve as WSLC Political and Strategic Campaign Director. She will replace Teresa Mosqueda, who is leaving the council after nearly seven years following her election to the Seattle City Council. “I […]

UNITE HERE urges Reichert, Congress to save TPS program

Ending Temporary Protected Status will rip American families apart, union says   The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: ISSAQUAH (Nov. 16, 2017) — On Oct. 26, UNITE HERE Local 8 members visited the District Office of Congressman Dave Reichert (R-8th) to ask for his help to save the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program, […]

Big Boeing order | Koch cuts in Camas | Jaime leans ‘yes’ | Jeff can’t recall

Wednesday, November 15, 2017   BOEING   ► From AFP — Boeing announces $27 billion order from flydubai for 737 MAXs — Boeing on Wednesday announced an order from Gulf airline flydubai for 225 medium-haul 737 MAX aircraft with a list price of $27 billion, hailing it as the “largest-ever single-aisle jet order” from a Middle East […]

CHI Harrison Silverdale workers conduct informational picket

UPDATE (Nov. 16, 2017) From the Kitsap Sun — Hospital workers picket at Harrison Silverdale — Union workers (UFCW 21) at Harrison Medical Center held an information picket Wednesday in Silverdale to draw attention to what they see as unsafe staffing levels at the hospital, among other issues. The following is from UFCW 21: SILVERDALE […]

#YoTambién | WSU picks pockets | Blue funds red | Grossly unfit

Tuesday, November 14, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Where is the #MeToo for sexual harassment against immigrant workers? (by Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney and Guadalupe Gamboa) — We all can help to stop sexual harassment of immigrant workers. A lot depends on us as consumers. We buy Washington apples that are grown […]

Tell Congress to vote ‘NO’ on GOP tax bill

UPDATE (Nov. 16, 2017) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to approve the Republican tax plan, 227-205. Thirteen Republicans voted against the bill, and zero Democrats voted for it. All four Republicans from Washington state — Reps. Dave Reichert, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dan Newhouse and Cathy McMorris Rodgers — voted “yes” on this tax […]

A better Burien, Dave ♥s corporate tax cuts, Cathy vs. her state

Monday, November 13, 2017   ELECTION REDUX   ► In the Seattle Times — Burien, the town Trump cast a spell on, is waking up a very different place (by Danny Westneat) — Voters in this 51,000-population suburb of Seattle appear to have settled a bitter yearlong fight about immigration in the most dramatic way […]


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