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David is Editor of The Stand, and Publications Director for the Washington State Labor Council. He joined the council in 1992 after working as a newspaper copy/layout editor at the Carroll County (Md.) Times and the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot. He earned a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland.

Boeing dissent, $15 deadline, ‘insane’ pay, our oligarchy…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014   AEROSPACE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing managers say transfer of engineer jobs damaging talent, morale — Boeing’s December disclosure that it will transfer about 1,000 research engineering jobs out of Washington state has sown widespread internal dissent, distrust and confusion, according to internal employee feedback. The major […]

Sing like Seeger! Legacy tour begins tonight

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(April 16, 2014) — Don’t miss renowned labor singer Anne Feeney and riot-folk troubadour Evan Greer as their “Carry It On” Tour, a multigenerational activist music singalong honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger, arrives in Washington state. The tour opens tonight in Olympia at the Washington State Labor Council’s building at 9th and Columbia, with […]

Tom out, $15 Now initiative, private parks…

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014   TAX DAY   ► From NationalPriorities.org — Tax Day 2014 ALSO TODAY at The Stand — Happy Tax (and Walmart-Subsidization) Day   ELECTIONS   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Majority Leader Rodney Tom will exit, heating up battle for state Senate — Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, a Medina […]

Happy Tax (and Walmart Subsidization) Day

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The following is from Americans for Tax Fairness: (April 15, 2014) — On tax day, when millions of American taxpayers and small businesses pay their fair share to support critical public services and the economy, they will also get stuck with a multi-billion dollar tax bill to cover the massive subsidies and tax breaks that […]

The Republican budget plan is Robin Hood in reverse

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By LEO W. GERARD (April 15, 2014) — Rejecting dozens of heroic characters, from Captain America to Underdog, Republicans last week chose instead a villain for their figurehead. They selected Prince John, the guy who coddled the rich and tried to crush Robin Hood. House Republicans voted to elevate Prince John as their champion when […]

Boeing drain, Race to the Test, transient faculty…

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Monday, April 14, 2014   BOEING   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Boeing’s job shift to California may spur suit on age discrimination, SPEEA says — Boeing’s engineers union says it could file age discrimination charges against the company if union analysis determines that is behind Boeing’s decision to move engineering jobs to […]

Paul Ryan’s Republican budget is full of horrible ideas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2014) — Last week, all four of Washington state’s Republican members of Congress sided with Speaker John Boehner and voted to approve Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget by a vote of 219 to 205, with no Democrats voting in favor. The Ryan budget is chock full of so many terrible ideas that […]

American exceptionalism: No leave for workers

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(April 14, 2014) — The notion of “American exceptionalism,” that our nation is qualitatively different from others because of our independence and emergence from a revolution, is often used by conservatives to suggest superiority to other countries. But there are plenty of examples of America being exceptional — in a bad way — from the […]

Boeing job cuts, Gates prison profits, offshored music, Dylan goes funk…

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Friday, April 11, 2014   AEROSPACE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing moving 1,000 more engineering jobs to California — Boeing will transfer another 1,000 engineering jobs from the Puget Sound area to Southern California by the end of next year. Some employees said the move seems intended to nudge out older, higher-paid […]

Tell House: Extend lifeline to jobless families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 11, 2014) — Since House Republican leaders allowed the Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits program to expire in December 2013, nearly 2.8 million jobless workers have lost their economic lifeline. After previous efforts to renew those vital benefits were blocked by Republicans, this week the U.S. Senate voted to renew them and that […]

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