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Stories written by David Groves
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.

Washington ranked #1 (again) for aerospace manufacturing

New study ranks state as best place on the planet for aerospace manufacturing   By DAVID GROVES The Stand SEATTLE (Sept. 13, 2018) — In June, an internationally respected aerospace analyst released the most comprehensive data-driven aerospace competitiveness study ever performed. It found that Washington state is — by far — the best location in the United States to […]

Where the money is ● America’s shame ● FEMA ICE’d ● Prime pee

Wednesday, September 12, 2018   PAY OUR TEACHERS!   SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY! Tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 13) at 3:30 p.m. join the striking #UnionStrong teachers of the Tacoma Education Association for a solidarity rally at Peoples Park, 900 MLK Jr. Way in Tacoma. RSVP here. Wear your union colors! Meanwhile, striking teachers in Tumwater are rallying this […]

Wash. State Democratic Party staff unionizes with IUPAT 1094

SEATTLE (Sept. 12, 2018) — The Washington State Democratic Party recently announced that its staff has voted to unionize and are now members of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Local 1094. “The Democratic Party has long championed workers’ rights, and I’m proud that our staff have voted to further strengthen our bond […]

UW unions rallying to urge free transit for employees

SEATTLE (Sept. 12, 2018) — At coordinated rallies across the University of Washington, unions representing academic student employees, nurses and healthcare workers, postdocs and other university employees, plus their community supporters, will be rallying today. They are urging the university to provide transit passes to all UW employees to combat climate change, reduce traffic, and […]

And then there were 3 ● Contempt for Eyman ● Never Forget

Tuesday, September 11, 2018   PAY OUR TEACHERS!   ► In the Centralia Chronicle — Centralia teacher strike ends — After the Centralia School District and Centralia Education Association reached a tentative agreement on Monday evening, the district confirmed students will be back in the classroom on Wednesday. CEA members are set to meet at 8 a.m. on […]

Westin Hotel (Marriott) workers to take strike vote on Friday

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Sept. 11, 2018) — Workers at the Westin Seattle announced Monday that they will be holding a strike vote against Marriott this Friday, Sept. 14. Their announcement comes a week after UNITE HERE hotel workers at 20 hotels across four cities announced their own votes. Strike […]

Tell Congress: NAFTA needs enforceable labor standards

Sign the petition urging Congress to prioritize workers in new trade deal   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 11, 2018) — On Aug. 31, the Trump administration gave Congress a notice of “intent to sign” a new free-trade agreement with Mexico in late November — 90 days from the announcement. Currently, the deal does not include Canada […]

Strike solidarity ● SNAP subsidies ● Our land of liberty

Monday, September 10, 2018   PAY OUR TEACHERS!   THE LATEST from the WEA — Striking teachers in Longview and Evergreen have reached tentative agreements. Teachers remain on strike in Centralia, Tumwater, Tacoma and Battle Ground. For more information, visit the Washington Education Association’s website or check out their interactive map. And check out this MUST-SEE VIDEO from striking Battle Ground […]

Alaska Air employees, their supporters rally in SeaTac

UPDATE (Sept. 11, 2018) — Dozens of Alaska Air employees and their supporters rallied Monday outside the company’s headquarters in SeaTac to call on the company to negotiate for… The following is from IAM Air Transport Local 2202: SEATAC (Sept. 10, 2018) — Today at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac, employees of Alaska Airlines will […]

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room

WSLC Race and Labor training: How it started and why it’s essential   By APRIL SIMS (Sept. 10, 2018) — “In your union or workplace, what’s a situation where you’ve observed or experienced racism?” That’s the first question we ask people to discuss, in groups of three, as part of a Race and Labor training […]


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