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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.

Sims named to replace Mosqueda at WSLC

SEATTLE (Nov. 16, 2017) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, announced today that April Sims has been appointed to serve as WSLC Political and Strategic Campaign Director. She will replace Teresa Mosqueda, who is leaving the council after nearly seven years following her election to the Seattle City Council. “I […]

UNITE HERE urges Reichert, Congress to save TPS program

Ending Temporary Protected Status will rip American families apart, union says   The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: ISSAQUAH (Nov. 16, 2017) — On Oct. 26, UNITE HERE Local 8 members visited the District Office of Congressman Dave Reichert (R-8th) to ask for his help to save the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program, […]

Big Boeing order | Koch cuts in Camas | Jaime leans ‘yes’ | Jeff can’t recall

Wednesday, November 15, 2017   BOEING   ► From AFP — Boeing announces $27 billion order from flydubai for 737 MAXs — Boeing on Wednesday announced an order from Gulf airline flydubai for 225 medium-haul 737 MAX aircraft with a list price of $27 billion, hailing it as the “largest-ever single-aisle jet order” from a Middle East […]

CHI Harrison Silverdale workers conduct informational picket

UPDATE (Nov. 16, 2017) From the Kitsap Sun — Hospital workers picket at Harrison Silverdale — Union workers (UFCW 21) at Harrison Medical Center held an information picket Wednesday in Silverdale to draw attention to what they see as unsafe staffing levels at the hospital, among other issues. The following is from UFCW 21: SILVERDALE […]

#YoTambién | WSU picks pockets | Blue funds red | Grossly unfit

Tuesday, November 14, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Where is the #MeToo for sexual harassment against immigrant workers? (by Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney and Guadalupe Gamboa) — We all can help to stop sexual harassment of immigrant workers. A lot depends on us as consumers. We buy Washington apples that are grown […]

Tell Congress to vote ‘NO’ on Republican tax scam

UPDATE (Nov. 16, 2017) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to approve the Republican tax plan, 227-205. Thirteen Republicans voted against the bill, and zero Democrats voted for it. All four Republicans from Washington state — Reps. Dave Reichert, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dan Newhouse and Cathy McMorris Rodgers — voted “yes” on this tax […]

A better Burien, Dave ♥s corporate tax cuts, Cathy vs. her state

Monday, November 13, 2017   ELECTION REDUX   ► In the Seattle Times — Burien, the town Trump cast a spell on, is waking up a very different place (by Danny Westneat) — Voters in this 51,000-population suburb of Seattle appear to have settled a bitter yearlong fight about immigration in the most dramatic way […]

State’s innovative aerospace apprenticeship program touted

For National Apprenticeship Week, report examines success of workforce intermediary partnerships   SEATTLE (Nov. 13, 2017) — As National Apprenticeship Week kicks off, a new report from the Working for America Institute and Jobs With Justice Education Fund profiles a Washington state apprenticeship program as a successful example of a workforce intermediary partnership. These partnerships bring […]

#MeToo power shift must be sustained by organized labor

Unions can lead the way on empowering women, ending sexual harassment   By LYNNE DODSON (Nov. 13, 2017) — A change has come. It was a long time coming, but at last, there are consequences for those who sexually harass women. But why now? And how can we sustain lasting change? Sexual harassment isn’t new. […]

Don’t f— with labor, Kalama rally, GOP’s middle-class tax hike

Thursday, November 9, 2017   ELECTION REDUX   ► From the Stranger — Teresa Mosqueda wins Seattle City Council seat, now what? — Mosqueda, who worked at the Washington State Labor Council and helped draft last year’s statewide minimum wage increase, will be sworn in on Nov. 28… First, a campaign lesson: Don’t f— with labor: Mosqueda won the […]

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