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Archive for: November, 2017

Worse than you thought | Mo’ money, same problem | Keith’s manhood

Tuesday, November 21, 2017   TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH   ► In today’s NY Times — After vote on taxes, spotlight shifts to undecided senators — The fate of the tax overhaul now hinges on a handful of undecided senators, and Senate Republican leaders cannot afford to lose more than two of their members. ALSO at The […]

State Senate GOP’s budget gambit killing hundreds of jobs

Senate GOP’s decision to hold capital budget hostage costs 500 jobs (and counting)   The following is from the Washington Federation of State Employees, AFSCME Council 28: OLYMPIA (Nov. 21, 2017) — Nearly 500 state agency and higher education jobs have or will be cut because of the outgoing Senate Republican majority’s foot dragging on a […]

Congress: Don’t slash funding for Social Security Administration

Senate GOP wants $492 million cut in Social Security administration, public services   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 21, 2017) — At more than 1,200 field offices around the country, the Social Security Administration provides direct, personal assistance to millions of Americans each year. Applying for Social Security benefits can be complicated and each year field office staff […]

10% fewer Boeing jobs | Jaime ‘good’ with tax plan | When unions are gutted

Monday, November 20, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the (Everett) Herald — Aerospace workers adjust to changing industry — Their long, fruitful careers at the Boeing Co. came to an abrupt end this year. Gary Stone and Larry Lupescu are now helping other unemployed aerospace workers find new professional lives. There’s plenty to do on that […]

Donate to Operation Agua to help Puerto Ricans get safe water

The following is from AFT Washington: (Nov. 20, 2017) — Two months after Hurricane Maria devastated their island, a million Puerto Ricans still have no safe drinking water. People are resorting to collecting water in contaminated waterways or from runoff, even from toxic Superfund sites. Water-treatment plants are still not operational so those who are […]

Buy Union to have a happy Thanksgiving

(Nov. 20, 2017) — As you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check this list of union-made in America food items that are essential to a traditional family feast, courtesy of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource site, Labor 411, for compiling their extensive catalogs of union-made products. Appetizers Keebler (Kellogg) crackers Kraft/Nabisco crackers Nabisco […]

Help PSLA host its Children’s Holiday Party on Dec. 9

(Nov. 20, 2017) — Since 1975, the Puget Sound Labor Agency and its volunteers have been building wheelchair ramps for disabled citizens who can’t afford to install them and providing a union member emergency assistance program in partnership with union locals. But most know the PSLA for its Food Bank, operated out of the Seattle Labor Temple Mondays from 8 a.m. to […]

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 GOP approves tax plan; urge senators to oppose it

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 […]

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