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Support three incumbent state Supreme Court justices

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

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

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

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 […]

YES on Seattle I-124 to protect hotel workers

By JEFF JOHNSON One in a series of columns on ballot measures (Oct. 12, 2016) — Hotel workers in Seattle and UNITE HERE Local 8 have brought to the November ballot a critical initiative to improve employment standards in the hospitality industry and to protect female workers from sexual assault and harassment. Fully 80 percent […]

YES on 735: The road to restoring democracy

By JEFF JOHNSON One in a series of columns on ballot measures (Oct. 11, 2016) — Money in politics has always been a problem in the United States. But now with income and wealth inequality rivaling what it was during the gilded age and a couple of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, our democracy is […]

Approve ST3 to invest in jobs, our future

By JEFF JOHNSON One in a series of columns on ballot measures (Oct. 10, 2016) — Nobody likes congestion — whether due to a cold or due to your daily commute. While passing Sound Transit Proposition No. 1 (ST3) is not a cure for the common cold, it is a major solution to reducing your […]

NO on I-732: It’s a giant misstep on climate

By JEFF JOHNSON One in a series of columns on ballot measures (Oct. 7, 2016) — Initiative 732, the carbon tax measure on November’s ballot, is opposed or not supported by the labor movement, communities of color and social justice organizations, most environmental organizations, businesses, the Washington State Democratic Party, the Washington State Republican Party, […]

Spread the word: Seattle Protects Women

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Oct. 5, 2016) — UNITE HERE Local 8 is proud to be sponsoring City of Seattle Initiative 124 and is joining with a broad coalition of supporters to urge voters to vote Yes! this November. The Seattle Protects Women campaign just launched its first digital video. […]

Volunteer for Labor Neighbor walk Oct. 8 in Snohomish Co.

The general election efforts of Labor Neighbor, the grassroots member-to-member political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, continue this Saturday, Oct. 8. A neighborhood walk will be held to inform union members about labor-endorsed legislative candidates John Lovick and Katrina Ondracek in the 44th Legislative District in Snohomish County from Lake Stevens […]

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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