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A union is born, no time left in Olympia, TrumpCut in peril

Tuesday, June 27, 2017   LOCAL   ► From David Bacon — A new farm worker union is born — The signing of the contract with Sakuma Brothers Farms was a quiet end to four years of strikes and boycotts, in which these workers had organized the first new farm-worker union in the United States […]

Travel ban’s back, 5 days to go, dueling wage studies

Monday, June 26, 2017   MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN   ► BREAKING from AP — Supreme Court reinstates Trump travel ban, will hear arguments — The Supreme Court is letting the administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower-court orders. The action Monday is a victory for President Donald […]

Stop the shutdown, rich get richer / poor get dead, our fake democracy, KT+KT+KT

Friday, June 23, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From Teamsters 117 — Teamster Jessica Poston speaks out at a rally for state workers — Teamster Jessica Poston, a counselor at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, joined several other state employees who spoke at a rally at the Western State Hospital in Lakewood against […]

3OT in Olympia, voila in D.C., sky aloft in Seattle

Thursday, June 22, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► KOMO News — Third overtime session begins with shutdown looming — The second special session ended with no agreement and lawmakers immediately went into a third overtime session with June 30 as the deadline. The governor is asking majority Republicans in the Senate to come to […]

Countdown to shutdown, we told you so, prelude to the cave

Wednesday, June 21, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — With state budget impasse, countdown to shutdown is on — An exchange between the chief House and Senate budget writers Tuesday doesn’t bode well for those counting on lawmakers to strike a deal in time to prevent the first-ever shut down […]

Boeing bidding, Senate plans its bum-rush, trading places, if liberals voted

Tuesday, June 20, 2017   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Paris Air Show: Boeing stacks up more MAX 10 orders and offers detail on ‘797’ — Boeing said that the fuselage of its proposed next new airplane will be made from carbon fiber composite… Boeing has never built a composite fuselage in […]

Familias wages, miles and miles to go, choosing voters

Monday, June 19, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the Spokesman-Review — Farmworker union approves contract with Sakuma Bros. — Familias Unidas por la Justicia, Skagit County’s first and only farmworker union, approved its union contract Thursday night with Sakuma Bros. Farms berry pickers. “From today on, we have a contract,” Familias President Ramon Torres […]

Trumpcare: The Album, old socialists, Up With People!

Friday, June 16, 2017   TRUMPCARE   ► In today’s NY Times — GOP senators might not realize it but not one state supports the Republican health care bill — It’s no secret that the American Health Care Act is unpopular. In recent national polls, only about 29 percent of Americans support the bill. It […]

Boeing takes the money and runs, Trumpcare would kill jobs, told you so

Thursday, June 15, 2017   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing plans to shift hundreds of jobs to Arizona — Boeing plans to transfer a substantial piece of the work of its Shared Services Group out of the Puget Sound region. Potentially hundreds of jobs will move to Mesa, Ariz… Boeing has […]

Too damn high, three words for us, Bernie’s advice to Dems

Wednesday, June 14, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — We’re growing faster than King County — and our rents prove it — These days, people are fleeing Seattle’s sky-high rents, which averaged at $1,901 a month in May, according to real estate data firm RentCafe. Many are landing in Tacoma — […]

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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