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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 profits on automatic, yes on 1351, Gonzaga union…


Wednesday, October 22, 2014   BOEING   ► From AP — Passenger jets push Boeing’s profit up 18 percent — Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year. The company is increasing its production […]

Find your ballot, fill it out, and mail it in!


OLYMPIA (Oct. 22, 2015) — Voter turnout for the Aug. 5 primary election was abysmal in Washington state and was historically low nationwide. Fewer than one in three registered voters in our state bothered filling out and mailing in their ballots, and in some states (Nevada and Iowa) fewer than one in 10 registered voters […]

WSLC seeks Legislative Intern for 2015 session


OLYMPIA (Oct. 22, 2014) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents some 400,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting internship opportunity in Olympia during the 2015 legislative session. The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 1. Here is the job posting: Legislative Intern The […]

Dave Myers: ‘A leader who walks and talks labor solidarity’


By JEFF JOHNSON (Oct. 21, 2014) — I want to take a moment and thank a young, forward-thinking labor leader who walks and talks labor solidarity. Dave Myers has left the position of Executive Secretary of the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO and has accepted a position as an International Representative for […]

Gridlock’s cost, ‘please stop breaking the law,’ who needs you…


Tuesday, October 21, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Study: Invest $7 billion in state transport needs, $42 billion in benefits will come to state — The payback from state transportation investments will yield a sixfold payback: $42 billion in economic benefits from $7 billion invested. That’s a key […]

Show your support for Philadelphia teachers


PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 21, 2014) — In 2013, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC), a statewide committee whose members are appointed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, unilaterally laid off 3,800 employees, including teachers, counselors and other support staff to deal with the school district’s budget crisis. This year, with more cuts looming, the Philadelphia Federation of […]

Jobs to be had, funky voters, why pensions go risky…


Monday, October 20, 2014   LOCAL   ► In the Spokesman-Review — Avista sees range of job openings over next five to 10 years — Avista employees shared their stories with local job counselors this week, with the goal of encouraging others to consider careers in the energy industry. Utilities across the country are bracing for high […]

IEC Apprenticeship’s shutdown is a victory for tradeswomen


By NICOLE GRANT (Oct. 20, 2014) — Picture a construction worker and you likely imagine a strong, square-jawed man in a hard hat and Carhartts. Well, you wouldn’t be wrong. Less than 3% of all construction workers nationwide are women. This is a tragedy because construction offers some of the best jobs there are in terms […]

Video coverage of this year’s Spokane Labor Rally


SPOKANE (Oct. 20, 2014) — The Spokane Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO and its affiliates hosted the 22nd annual Spokane Labor Rally on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. Rank-and-file union members and their families got to meet and mingle, enjoy some good food and drink, and hear from labor-endorsed candidates in […]

Right-wing Freedom Foundation swept, but still suing away


By DAVID GROVES The Stand (Oct. 17, 2014) — The Freedom Foundation has now gone 0-for-4 — a sweep in baseball playoff parlance — in its campaign to politicize city governments’ collective bargaining negotiations and to weaken unions. But the litigious right-wing think tank has only just begun its legal assault on the targeted cities, […]


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