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Historic election victories for Washington workers

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(Nov. 9, 2016) — Washington state’s labor movement led the charge for some historic victories on behalf of working families on Tuesday night, but the stunning election of Donald Trump as President of the United States cast a dark cloud over local celebrations. Nevertheless, this morning the sun rises on an Evergreen State that will […]

UPDATED 11-20: How labor-endorsed candidates, measures fared

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UPDATED (Nov. 20, 2017) — Here are the Washington state election results for key races and ballot measures, as of 6 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. This page will be updated continually. An asterisk (*) designates the candidates and ballot measure positions endorsed by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, or regional AFL-CIO Central Labor […]

No ‘buts.’ Mail, drop off your ballots today!

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(Nov. 8, 2016) — Hey, Washington state voter. Have you mailed in or dropped off your ballot yet? If not, no excuses. Do it today! No “buts.” But I’m at work, and I didn’t send in my ballot yet. You have until 8 p.m. today (Tuesday) to drop your completed ballot in an elections-office dropbox. […]

ST Prop. 1: Good jobs now and in the future

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(Nov. 7, 2016) — Tomorrow is Election Day and for voters who want to promote good jobs and improve the state economy in Washington, Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and allow all to earn paid sick leave isn’t the only ballot measure that deserves their support. Voters in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties […]

Ignore the noise, it’s decision time: Want more talk, or real plans?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 31, 2016) — At a time when 24-7 campaign coverage has devolved once again into a “controversy” about emails we don’t know who wrote or what they say, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) has released a timely new video that helps America’s working families keep their eye on the ball: […]

I-1433 opponents are flooding legislative races with cash

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RunForTheMoney.org has tracked $1.8 million (and counting)   The following is from Working Washington: OLYMPIA (Oct. 26, 2016) — A new analysis of political campaign spending in Washington state reveals the same lobbying groups and political funds that are opposing Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage have already invested a massive $1.8 million in […]

Support three incumbent state Supreme Court justices

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Stop politicization of the courts by re-electing Yu, Madsen, Wiggins   (Oct. 21, 2016) — If you care about the politicization of Washington state’s highest court, fill out that election ballot you just received (or will receive any day now) and send it in! Rather than focusing on improving school funding, the Washington State Republican […]

Approve Spokane Prop. 1 for mass transit, jobs, climate

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By JEFF JOHNSON One in a series of columns on ballot measures (Oct. 18, 2016) — Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1 is a major investment in mass transit, congestion reduction, connecting workers to jobs, residents to appointments, and reducing carbon pollution. Over 10 years Proposition 1, if passed, will fund more than 25 mass transit […]

YES on 1501 to protect vulnerable seniors, caregivers

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By JEFF JOHNSON One in a series of columns on ballot measures (Oct. 17, 2016) — Friday night at about 6 p.m.: ●  Is this Mrs. Simon? ●  Yes it is. Who’s calling? ●  Simon this John Powell from Anderson, Powell and Associates and I am calling about your grandson Adam. Adam in is some […]

YES on 1433: Good for workers, good for our state economy

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By JEFF JOHNSON One in a series of columns on ballot measures (Oct. 13, 2016) — Organized labor has a proud history of leading the way on raising the minimum wage in Washington state. In 1988, labor with community allies wrote and passed Initiative 518, which raised the state minimum wage from $2.30 an hour […]

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