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The Entire Staff of The Stand is taking the rest of the week off. We’ll be back — live from the WSLC’s 2018 Constitutional Convention in Wenatchee — on Tuesday, July 17. See you there!

Raises at Providence ● Eaten at work? You’re at fault! ● Power in our hands ● King Drake

Wednesday, July 11, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Providence nurses get raises and a reply on staffing concern — Providence Regional Medical Center Everett has reached a contract agreement with the union that represents 1,600 registered nurses at the hospital. The understanding appears to end an eight-month standoff over staffing levels and […]

Big Business’s boy ● Trump’s health care hike ● Fast-food poaching

Tuesday, July 10, 2018   SUPREME COURT   ► In today’s Washington — Brett Kavanaugh is nominated by Trump — President Trump on Monday nominated federal judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, elevating a conservative stalwart with deep ties to the Republican establishment to succeed retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and triggering a […]

Rebuilding power ● We’re getting ripped off ● SCOTUS v. democracy

Monday, July 9, 2018   UNION STRONG   ► From Labor Notes — Rebuilding power in open-shop America: A Labor Notes guide — The Supreme Court has imposed the open shop on the public sector nationwide with its decision in Janus v. AFSCME District 31. Instead of the usual mix of articles, this month we’re sharing a special […]

Tale of two warehouses ● I-1631 bound for ballot ● A quarter century

Tuesday, July 3, 2018   A TALE OF TWO WAREHOUSES   ► From Teamsters 117 — Not in our house! Teamsters at Supervalu fight to halt skimming –Teamsters at Supervalu were having none of it. The company had brought in out-of-town temps to operate forklifts at its distribution center in Tacoma. The temps were being prepped to […]

Billionaires’ war on unions ● Zero tolerance ● Weyerhaeuser strike vote

Monday, July 2, 2018   THE WAR ON UNIONS   ► From Bloomberg — Backed by court ruling, Freedom Foundation to launch assault on West Coast public-sector unions — Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that millions of public sector workers can stop paying union fees, a group tied to Republican billionaires long opposed to organized labor […]

Tragedy in Longview ● Janus threatens public services ● 23-minute escape

Friday, June 29, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Longview) Daily News — Snapped vessel line kills one, injures three at Port of Longview — A longshoreman died and three other people were injured when a vessel line snapped at the Port of Longview early Thursday morning, according to the port and other authorities. Byron Jacobs, […]

“We’re going to grow” ● One job should be enough ● Unpopular tax cuts

Thursday, June 28, 2018   LOCAL JANUS REACTION   ► From The Stand — “A clarion call to organize like never before” — In response to the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, hundreds of union members rally in cities across the state and vow to build even stronger, more powerful unions. ► From KOMO TV — Hundreds rally […]

Corporate court vs. unions ● GOP blockade pays off ● Dem upset

Wednesday, June 27, 2018   JANUS   ► BREAKING from the Washington Post — Supreme Court rules against public unions collecting fees from nonmembers — Conservatives on the Supreme Court said Wednesday that it was unconstitutional to allow public employee unions to require collective bargaining fees from workers who choose not to join the union, a major […]

Court OKs travel ban ● Jayapal staff makes history ● ¿Dónde está Dan?

Tuesday, June 26, 2018   NO JANUS DECISION TODAY. It’ll be tomorrow. The last possible day the Supreme Court could release its decision on Janus v. AFSCME is tomorrow (Wednesday), the final day of the term. That means get ready to rally and show your support for keeping unions strong!   SUPREME COURT   ► BREAKING from the NY Times […]


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