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Archive for: November, 2017

State’s innovative aerospace apprenticeship program touted

For National Apprenticeship Week, report examines success of workforce intermediary partnerships   SEATTLE (Nov. 13, 2017) — As National Apprenticeship Week kicks off, a new report from the Working for America Institute and Jobs With Justice Education Fund profiles a Washington state apprenticeship program as a successful example of a workforce intermediary partnership. These partnerships bring […]

#MeToo power shift must be sustained by organized labor

Unions can lead the way on empowering women, ending sexual harassment   By LYNNE DODSON (Nov. 13, 2017) — A change has come. It was a long time coming, but at last, there are consequences for those who sexually harass women. But why now? And how can we sustain lasting change? Sexual harassment isn’t new. […]

Don’t f— with labor, Kalama rally, GOP’s middle-class tax hike

Thursday, November 9, 2017   ELECTION REDUX   ► From the Stranger — Teresa Mosqueda wins Seattle City Council seat, now what? — Mosqueda, who worked at the Washington State Labor Council and helped draft last year’s statewide minimum wage increase, will be sworn in on Nov. 28… First, a campaign lesson: Don’t f— with labor: Mosqueda won the […]

Desperate GOP advancing Trump tax bill

UPDATE (Nov. 13, 2017) — From The Hill — GOP tax bill clears hurdle, heads to House floor — The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday approved House Republicans’ bill to rewrite the tax code. The measure — which reduces the number of individual tax rates, slashes the corporate tax rate and eliminates many deductions and credits — was approved […]

Manka beats the bots, T-Mobile better off, fighting for DREAMers

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   ELECTION 2017   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Manka Dhingra leading in pivotal 45th LD Senate race — Holding a double-digit lead Tuesday night over her 45th District Senate opponent, Democrat Manka Dhingra appeared set to hand her party control of the Washington Senate — the last GOP-held legislative chamber […]

Manka Dhingra and Teresa Mosqueda win! (UPDATED)

Here’s how state and local labor candidates fared in the 2017 elections   (Nov. 12, 2017) — The results in the following story have been updated to reflect new totals. (Nov. 8, 2017) — Tuesday’s General Election results included some great news for working people in Washington state. In the critical 45th Legislative District race […]

VOTE! ‘Enough’ at Capitol, GOP raising taxes, ACA sign-ups spike

ELECTION DAY Tuesday, November 7, 2017   VOTE!   ► TODAY (Tuesday, Nov. 7) is the deadline to mail or deposit your ballot in a local dropbox. You have until 8 p.m. but you should do it earlier than that. See the list of labor-endorsed candidates who have been vetted, interviewed and recommended based on […]

Labor leaders urge UW against ‘union avoidance’

UW administration looks to redefine ‘Postdocs’ after they seek to join together   The following is from UW Postdocs United/UAW Local 4121: SEATTLE (Nov. 7, 2017) — Leaders from University of Washington labor unions joined M.L. King County Labor Council Executive Secretary Nicole Grant and Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson on Monday in […]

VOTE! Farmworkers take a stand, Clark needs capital, fired for flipping off

Monday, November 6, 2017   VOTE!   ► TOMORROW (Tuesday, Nov. 7) is the deadline to mail or deposit your ballot in a local dropbox. Also check out the list of labor-endorsed candidates who have been vetted, interviewed and recommended based on where they stand on wages, health care, housing and other working family issues. […]

Amid attacks, public workers stand together

Report illustrates how strong unions fight to preserve vital community services   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 6, 2017) — Last week, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) released a new report, Strong Unions, Stronger Communities, that […]


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