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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.

Teamsters reach tentative deal for Sysco drivers, warehouse workers


The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA (Oct. 8, 2015) — Teamsters Local 117 has achieved a fully-recommended tentative agreement with Sysco over a contract involving 220 drivers and warehouse workers employed at the company’s food service distribution center in Kent. The union and the company reached the agreement late Wednesday night at the […]

Meet Boeing in St. Louis, Hillary opposes TPP, ‘Work Til We Die’…


Thursday, October 8, 2015   BOEING   ► In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Boeing moves 777X work to St. Louis, creating 700 jobs — St. Louis got a toehold in the commercial jet manufacturing business Monday as Boeing announced that it would make parts for the new 777X airliner at its defense works in […]

The White House Summit on Worker Voice


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 8, 2015) — On Wednesday, the White House and the Department of Labor brought together workers, labor leaders, advocates, forward-leaning employers, members of Congress, state and local officials, and others to highlight the relationship between worker voice and a thriving middle class. The White House Summit on Worker Voice provided a historic […]

Hard-earned trust for proposed port should pay off


By MIKE BRIDGES LONGVIEW (Oct. 8, 2015) — There’s a major port revitalization project proposed in my community. I’m excited about what it means for our local Building Trades members and what it means to my hometown. This $680 million dollar project will employ more than 1,000 Building Trades members during its construction. It’s located […]

Climate alliance, TPP pitch begins, Ex-Im cover…


Wednesday, October 7, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From AP — Groups form alliance to tackle climate change by initiative — A coalition of diverse groups is launching a new initiative effort to tackle climate change, raising the prospect that Washington voters could face two statewide ballot measures on carbon pollution next year. The […]

Alliance plans climate initiative for 2016


SEATTLE (Oct. 8, 2015) — With businesses, unions, communities of color and faith groups standing shoulder to shoulder, the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy on Tuesday announced their plan to bring an Initiative to the People in 2016. By accounting for and addressing the cost of global warming, the initiative will direct investments to […]

A million Washingtonians aren’t registered to vote. Why?


By JOHN BURBANK (Oct. 7, 2015) — In a democracy, all citizens should be able to vote. Laws shouldn’t make it harder to vote. Laws should ease the way to voting. That is, unless we don’t want all citizens to vote. But if that is the case, we have a pretty poor democracy. More than […]

Scrutinizing TPP, selling Haggen, redefining ‘strikes’…


Tuesday, October 6, 2015   TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP   ► In today’s NY Times — TPP deal is reached, but faces scrutiny in Congress — The United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday reached final agreement on the largest regional trade accord in history, teeing up what could be the toughest fight […]

Sysco workers in Kent unanimously authorize strike


UPDATE (Oct. 8, 2015) — On Wednesday night, Teamsters Local 117 negotiators reportedly reached a tentative agreement that they will fully recommend members ratify, averting a strike at Sysco. More details to come. The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA, Wash. (Oct. 6, 2015) — Teamster warehouse workers and drivers who are employed at […]

Northwest Hospital employees picket for better care Wednesday


The following is from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: SEATTLE (Oct. 6, 2015) — Healthcare workers at UW Medicine Northwest Hospital are calling on UW Medicine to invest in our local community hospital, saying that the respected UW institution has the resources it takes to improve staffing for patients, provide affordable care for healthcare workers, and recruit […]


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