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$15 success, Hillary ♥’s Patty, angry birds…


Friday, July 31, 2015   LOCAL   ► From AP — $15 minimum wage a surprising success for Seattle restaurant — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don’t have to tip at Ivar’s Salmon House on Seattle’s Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city’s $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead […]

McNerney and Eyman deja vu, TPP on drugs, TeachingCenter…


Thursday, July 30, 2015   BOEING   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald —  McNerney says without Ex-Im Bank, Boeing work could move overseas — Boeing Co. Chairman Jim McNerney rattled his saber again Wednesday, suggesting the airplane maker would ship work overseas if Congress does not reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. He said that Boeing is […]

Inslee acts, Boehner skips, Walker derails…


Wednesday, July 29, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Olympian — Bypassing Legislature, Inslee turns to executive action on climate change — Gov. Jay Inslee told his administration to develop a cap on emissions of greenhouse gases so Washington can meet its commitment to cut 1990-level emissions in half by 2050. But he […]

IAM’s Whidbey win, GOP targets labor, Trump, killer robots…


Tuesday, July 28, 2015   LOCAL   ► From IAM 751 — Machinists at NAS Whidbey ratify 4-year agreement — Machinists Union members who work as civilian contractors at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have won wage and pension increases with a new collective bargaining agreement. The four-year agreement with URS Corp. covers about 140 […]

Failing grade, TPP in Maui, AFL-CIO waits…


Monday, July 27, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the Olympian — Lawmakers still fail on K-12 funding (editorial) — There’s no polite way to say this. Washington’s Legislature deserves censure by the state Supreme Court over its chronic failure to fix the public school funding system. No matter how the blarney is parsed, […]

A hero lost, ‘Bush v. Gore’ 2, We Are Family…


Friday, July 24, 2015   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Donald Chin spent life protecting, serving the Chinatown International District — For almost 50 years, Donnie Chin would don his khaki uniform and offer whatever he had — his food, his protection, his money or his time — to people in the […]

‘No’ at Kapstone, ‘respect’ at Boeing, inequality at Capitol…


Thursday, July 23, 2015   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Longview) Daily News — Kapstone workers reject offer — KapStone union workers (AWPPW) rejected the company’s latest contract offer, union officials announced Wednesday night. About 68 percent of the voting members rejected the offer. Two previous offers were rejected by 99 percent. It was not […]

Expanding OT pay, Sanders surge, hot hemisphere…


Tuesday, July 21, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Labor group disinvites Inslee over Boeing tensions — Lingering resentment over big Boeing tax breaks led the Washington State Labor Council to cancel a speaking invitation for Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. “I have enormous respect for the governor and the things […]

McCleary report card, KapStone vote, TPP reform…


Monday, July 20, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From AP — State Supreme Court to review education lawsuit progress — The new state budget makes a $1.3 billion down payment toward fully paying the cost of basic education in Washington. But even the lawmakers who crafted the budget do not expect the Supreme Court to […]

Break pay, mass incarceration, 5 days ’til Wednesday…


Friday, July 17, 2015   AGRICULTURE   ► From AP — High court: Washington farmworkers entitled to break pay — “Paid breaks for workers are a basic principle embodied in state law, and this decision ensures that some agricultural workers, who often perform difficult work for low pay, aren’t denied this right arbitrarily, based solely […]


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