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Fund for ironworkers’ families ● H-2A oversight ● Millennial pessimism

Thursday, May 23, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the NW Labor Press — Donations pouring in for the families of ironworkers killed in Seattle crane collapse — More than $128,000 has been donated to the families of two ironworkers killed in an April 27 tower crane collapse in downtown Seattle. The mishap took the […]

Massive safety failure ● What Ford did with its tax cut ● Strength in diversity

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — Human error, safety oversights caused 2017 Amtrak derailment that killed 3 near DuPont — An Amtrak train derailment near DuPont that killed three and injured dozens happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going […]

Setbacks at Hanford ● It’s about health care ● Benefits of a union

Tuesday, May 21, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Unexpected contamination reported in Hanford cleanup — A difficult cleanup of a Hanford research laboratory near Richland and the Columbia River suffered setbacks this spring as some contamination was not the type expected, spread farther than anticipated and was found on a […]

Inslee’s flip-flop ● Boeing-FAA trust issues ● Unions are a ‘tried and true’ fix

Monday, May 20, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the Seattle Times — Gov. Inslee is wrong to flip-flop on liquefied natural-gas facility in Tacoma (editorial) — Gov. Jay Inslee is doing an outstanding job staying on message in his presidential campaign, making climate change his signature issue and a focus of the primaries. […]

Simply the best ● Doug: Quit it or quit ● Blaming pilots ● Dems go PRO

Thursday, May 16, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Washington ranked nation’s best state by U.S. News & World Report — The Evergreen State just claimed the top spot in the 2019 “Best States” ranking from U.S. News & World Report. More than 70 metrics and thousands of data points […]

Hiring at Hanford ● Our public option ● Trump’s trade war

Monday, May 13, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — 17 years after work started on a $17 billion Hanford plant, crews are being hired to run it — Hiring is underway for some of the workers who likely will operate Hanford’s $17 billion vitrification plant. The hiring and training of workers […]

Providence nurses rally ● Food drive Saturday ● Delta: Doh! ● Don’t hate Billy

Friday, May 10, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Sacred Heart nurses hold second rally as contract talks with Providence drag on — Nurses at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center held a second demonstration Thursday afternoon to keep pressure on the hospital system amid drawn-out contract negotiations. Hundreds of nurses represented by […]

Nurses rally today ● Oregon teachers walk ● Jay has arrived

Thursday, May 9, 2019   LOCAL   REMINDER — Rally with nurses TODAY in Spokane, Richland — The Washington State Nurses Association invites all to attend simultaneous Nurses and Community Picket/Rallies from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 outside Sacred Heart Medical Center, 201 W. 8th Ave. (McClellan & 8th) in Spokane and outside […]

Turbines cause jobs ● Boeing seeks trust ● Today’s Uber/Lyft strike

Wednesday, May 8, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Inslee signs bills bringing Washington state closer to zero-carbon electricity — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a package of bills Tuesday to combat climate change headlined by legislation to rid Washington’s electric grid of fossil-fuel-generated power by 2045, a move that makes […]

Astria bankrupt ● Oregon teachers will strike ● Locke ♥’s NAFTA 2.0

Tuesday, May 7, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Astria Health files for bankruptcy — Astria Health, including several affiliated companies, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it said in a news release Monday morning. The organization, which operates three hospitals and several clinics, said that the company it contracted with […]

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