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L&I proposes 2.5% rate decrease for 2018 »

By DAVID GROVES The Stand TUMWATER (Sept. 22, 2017) — Five years ago, business lobbyists in Washington were apoplectic about the state-run workers’ compensation system. Reserve funds in the safety net for injured workers had been drawn down to low levels after the recession and…

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Volunteer to help Manka Dhingra break the gridlock in Olympia »

Union member volunteers are needed in critical State Senate race   KIRKLAND (Sept. 14, 2017) — A critical election this fall for state senator in the 45th Legislative District — which includes Kirkland, Sammamish, Duvall and surrounding King County communities — could break the gridlock…

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LOCAL

Bellingham Technical College staff vote to strike Monday »

The following is from the Washington Education Association: BELLINGHAM (Sept. 22, 2017) — Non-faculty employees at Bellingham Technical College have voted to strike Monday, Sept.…

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Welfare & Pension strike continues, nearing one month »

The company that administers health care plans and pensions for union workers is trying to take away those same benefits from its employees.   MERCER…

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Get DACA, immigration answers at forum on Sunday in Seattle »

SEATTLE — In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement that it will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), several immigrant rights organizations…

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