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Local CEOs got 35% raise. You? ● “Welcome home, Ilhan!” ● What’s So Funny

Friday, July 19, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — T-Mobile’s brash CEO sprints to top of best-paid leaders at Pacific Northwest companies — The five highest paid CEOs in the Pacific Northwest in 2018 had two things in common. They’re all men (a woman CEO doesn’t show up until No. 15). […]

Did Boeing tax breaks work? ● Grocery strike vote ● Sofi’s choice

Thursday, July 18, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From KNKX — L&I proposal would expand overtime pay to more Washington workers — At a packed hearing in Seattle, University of Washington student Abbygial Eleccion testified that the new rule will help people like her mother, who works as a custodian but had to turn […]

Overtime rule backed ● Anti-labor Labor Secretary ● Know Your Rights

Wednesday, July 17, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From the Seattle P-I — New Washington state overtime rule: Relief for stressed, underpaid workers? — A proposed revision to Washington’s overtime rules, unchanged since Gerald Ford was president, is a needed catch up for workers dealing with eroding pay and job stress, backers told a […]

4-to-1 support for OT pay ● Paid in Mukilteo ● Campaignin’ Cathy

Tuesday, July 16, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From Washington State Wire — New poll finds majority of likely Washington voters support guaranteed overtime pay policy — A new poll from Patinkin Research Strategies shows a majority of likely November 2020 Washington voters support a guaranteed overtime pay policy. The poll, which was commissioned […]

Get ready to vote ● Ending asylum ● Silent on racism

Monday, July 15, 2019   ELECTION   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Ready, set, vote: Primary ballots will be arriving this week — Ballots for the Aug. 6 primary will be sent Thursday to registered voters across the state. For the first time, a person will be able to go into any county election […]

St. Joe’s strike vote ● Acosta resigns ● ICE raids ● The first Fab Four

Friday, July 12, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the News Tribune — St. Joseph nurses to vote next week on possible strike — St. Joseph Medical Center nurses in Tacoma, represented by the Washington State Nurses Association, announced Tuesday that they are gearing up for a strike authorization vote next week. The voting days […]

Preventable strikes ● Still trying to repeal ACA ● Prime Day walkout

Monday, July 8, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the News Tribune — Tacoma nurses say strike is preventable, but feel-good hospital mission statements aren’t enough (by Janet Stewart and Linda Burbank, RNs at St. Joseph Medical Center) — St. Joseph’s nurses are considering a strike vote, a rare step we do not take lightly. […]

Trump’s America ● No confidence ● Census surrender ● I found a way

Wednesday, July 3, 2019   TRUMP’S AMERICA   ► In today’s NY Times — Squalid conditions at border centers, government report finds — Overcrowded, squalid conditions are more widespread at migrant centers along the southern border than initially revealed, the Department of Homeland Security’s independent watchdog said Tuesday. Its report describes standing-room-only cells, children without […]

Hanford deadlines ● Trump vs. health care ● The cost of Amazon

Tuesday, July 2, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the Tri-City Herald — Frustrated state officials order new Hanford deadlines. Millions could be diverted for new tanks. — The state of Washington has unilaterally set new legally binding requirements and deadlines for Hanford cleanup, including requiring the Department of Energy to design new waste […]

Boeing’s $9/hour engineers ● Janus Schmanus ● Labor militancy rising

Monday, July 1, 2019   BOEING   ► From the Dallas Morning News — Boeing increasingly relied on outsourced $9-an-hour engineers to test software — It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of […]


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