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Finally! Action on capital budget, voter rights »

Hostage crisis ends as capital budget passes, but damage was done   OLYMPIA (Jan. 19, 2018) — For nearly a year now, Senate Republicans have held hostage more than $4 billion worth of job-creating school construction and public infrastructure projects over an unrelated water-rights issue, known as…

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House OKs equal pay on bipartisan vote »

After 69-28 vote, WSLC-supported legislation now heads to the Senate   OLYMPIA (Jan. 18, 2018) — After active negotiations between the business and labor communities, the state House of Representatives passed the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1506) on a 69-28 vote Wednesday. This is the fourth…

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This weekend, women will march again — and take action »

This weekend, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s Marches held nationwide on President Trump’s inauguration weekend in 2017, more marches and events…

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Urge better pay for employees of city-owned Vancouver Hilton »

UNITE HERE 8 plans food drive Thursday outside City Hall; please donate!   VANCOUVER, Wash. (Jan. 16, 2018) — Despite record revenue in recent years,…

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Seattle school bus driver strike imminent after 85% reject offer »

The following is from Teamsters Local 174: SEATTLE (Jan. 9, 2018) — At a Saturday meeting that filled nearly every seat in the Teamsters’ Local…

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