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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.

Children in cages | Secretaries guard inmates | Gerrypunting

Monday, June 18, 2018   NO JANUS DECISION TODAY — The U.S. Supreme Court released opinions today, but not in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The next possible date for this announcement will be Thursday, June 21. Stay tuned and get ready!   AMERICA’S SHAME: CHILDREN IN CAGES   ► From AP — Hundreds of children wait in Border […]

Labor 2018 kickoff is June 23 in Longview

LONGVIEW — Something is happening in Washington state — and in America. Even as CEOs and rich corporations are paying people to go door to door to weaken working families’ power to negotiate fair wages, good benefits, and the resources we need to do our jobs, working people are choosing aspiration over fear. It is […]

NO Janus decision today

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2018) — The U.S. Supreme Court released opinions today, but not in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The next possible date for this announcement will be Thursday, June 21. Stay tuned and get ready!

Your best option | Cathy’s words vs. actions | Wear Sunscreen

Thursday, June 14, 2018   NO JANUS DECISION TODAY — The U.S. Supreme Court released opinions today, but not in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The next possible date for this announcement will be Monday, June 18. Stay tuned and get ready!   JANUS   ► From the NW Labor Press — A union is still the best option […]

NO Janus decision today

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 14, 2018) — The U.S. Supreme Court released opinions today, but not in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The next possible date for this announcement will be Monday, June 18. Stay tuned and get ready!

Picketing Snohomish Jail workers haven’t had contract since 2014

After this week’s picket, the County Council voted to impose its final offer   EVERETT (June 14, 2018) — This week they had a practice picket. After three-and-a-half years, if these workers don’t get a fair contract soon, the Snohomish County Jail in downtown Everett may soon get the real thing. The Corrections Support Bargaining […]

‘We’re not going anywhere’ | Insleecare | Who needs allies?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018   JANUS   ► From ABC News — Union workers stay overnight on Capital stairs to protest upcoming Supreme Court decision — An upcoming Supreme Court decision about union rights is causing workers to protest nationwide, including the Capital City. On Monday, protesters stayed overnight on the Capitol building’s stairs to send a […]

WSLC President Jeff Johnson will not seek re-election

He will retire at year’s end after 32 years with the Labor Council   (June 13, 2018) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement today: Sisters and brothers, after 32 years of working for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO in a staff position and as the […]

After court decision, Inslee order supports workers’ rights

Following an anti-worker ruling on mandatory individual arbitration, the governor responds, “We can’t change the Supreme Court’s ruling, but we can change how we do business.”   The following is from the Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: OLYMPIA (June 13, 2018) — Mandatory individual arbitration. It’s a tactic used by some employers who want to […]

Support airport service workers Friday at SeaTac at 12:30 p.m.

SEATAC — Passenger service workers at SeaTac airport are negotiating their first contract since winning $15 and a union under Proposition 1 in 2013. On Friday, June 15, SeaTac service workers will gather to celebrate how worker organizing has transformed SeaTac, to pledge to keep gaining more, and to support unorganized passenger service workers who […]

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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