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Fast Track fallout, TCH echo chamber, a must-read Must-Read…


Monday, May 23, 2016   2016 ELECTIONS    ► From — Labor pains: Unions refuse to endorse Murray, 3 Democratic House members — The Washington State Labor Council, angry at a pending trade agreement, has denied its endorsement to Sen. Patty Murray and Democratic U.S. Reps. Suzan DelBene, Derek Kilmer and Rick Larsen. The […]

Bogus on the ballot, austerity updates, tax-free Trump, 30-year walk…


Friday, May 20, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From Newsweek — States’ Republicans scramble to halt minimum wage initiatives — Opponents of minimum wage increases elsewhere have been adopting the stealth alternate countermeasure tactic. They increasingly realize that simply opposing any minimum wage increase is a losing proposition given the overwhelming public support for […]

Strike solidarity, Moeller steps up, Republicans vs. overtime pay…


Thursday, May 19, 2016   LOCAL   ► At IAM Eastern Washington — Triumph picket line lunch with SPEEA (photos) ALSO at The Stand — Labor and community back Triumph strikers ► In the NW Labor Press — Workers to vote on union at PeaceHealth Vancouver hospital — American Federation of Teachers is ramping up […]

You subsidize Triumph, #BabyJayden, Dem-fighting…


Wednesday, May 18, 2016   TRIUMPH STRIKE   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Triumph got $790,000 in tax breaks from state in last two years — As the strike of machinists at the Triumph Composite Systems facility west of Spokane ended its first week Tuesday with no sign talks will resume soon, union leaders continued […]

Seattle Seawards, AFL-CIO rift, next town down, mind the pay gap…


Tuesday, May 17, 2016   LOCAL   ► From Full Frontal with Samantha Bee — Meet the Seattle Seawards! — In a send up of the sexist response that the five female members of the Seattle city council got this month for being the five votes against the SoDo arena, TBS political comedy show Full […]

Revive ‘Made in Washington,’ Amazon vs. its workers, jailing the poor…


Monday, May 16, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► MUST-READ in today’s News Tribune — ‘Washington-made:’ Is it just a slogan? (by Larry Brown and Mark Martinez) — Washington’s economy is on dangerous footing. State leaders are creating a very inhospitable and uncertain regulatory environment for those who want to invest in business ventures here […]

America misses unions, Darden’s ripoff, Darius at 50…


Friday the 13th of May, 2016   TODAY’S MUST-READ   ► From — Americans don’t miss manufacturing — they miss unions (by Ben Casselman) — When politicians pledge to protect manufacturing jobs, they really mean a certain kind of job: well-paid, long-lasting, with opportunities for advancement. Those aren’t qualities associated with working on a […]

Subsidizing factories, rightsizing Benton, fixing TPP…


Thursday, May 12, 2016   AEROSPACE   ► MUST-READ in today’s Seattle Times — America’s new working poor — in manufacturing (by Jon Talton) — Think only fast-food workers are stuck in low-wage jobs and forced to get food stamps? Now a stunning number of manufacturing jobs pay poorly, too, which means taxpayers are forced […]

Seeking scabs, Hanford layoffs, Shea skates, poultry and piss…


Wednesday, May 11, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Triumph Composite workers strike; company seeks replacements — On Wednesday, most of the 402 members of the Machinists’ union at the Triumph plant in Spokane are on strike. Weeks of contract negotiations failed to resolve disagreements regarding money, retirement plans, health care and […]

Triumph strike, pay for training, Dems’ Dream Team, TPP and China…


Tuesday, May 10, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Machinists vote to strike Triumph factory on West Plains — The Machinists union making aerospace parts at the Triumph Composite Systems factory west of Spokane rejected a labor contract Monday and voted to go on strike beginning Wednesday. The vote by 93 percent […]




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