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Teresa’s track record, more uninsured, Weinstein and Trump

Monday, October 23, 2017   ELECTION   ► From The Stranger — Vote for Teresa Mosqueda (by Tim Keck, Charles Mudede and Dan Savage) — As the majority of the Stranger Election Control Board pointed out, “We’ve got two solid progressives in this race and [so], whoever wins, a solid progressive goes to the council.” […]

An appeal to Seattle school board, tax cuts made in China, Gimme Three Steps

Friday, October 20, 2017   LOCAL   ► From KUOW — With a potential school bus strike looming, union pushes Seattle school board to help end dispute — The threat of a strike by school bus drivers in Seattle has many parents anxious. About 12,000 students in the district regularly use school bus service. Now, […]

Boeing (re)hires, Hanford contaminates, Seattle backs down

Thursday, October 19, 2017   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing, reversing tide of cuts, rushes to bring back retirees as temps — Boeing has been shedding jobs for five straight years in the Puget Sound region, but this year the cuts seem to have gone too far. Now the jetmaker finds […]

First Student strike prep, Trumpcare tax, witch hunt

Wednesday, October 18, 2017   LOCAL   ► From Teamsters Local 174 — Strike appears imminent at First Student as negotiations break down — Negotiations between Teamsters Local 174 and Seattle School District bus contractor First Student broke down last week. The negotiations over healthcare and retirement – which affect over 400 school bus drivers […]

Opposing DeVos, crashing health care, silencing workers

Tuesday, October 17, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Betsy DeVos promotes school choice; protesters say her ideas aren’t welcome in Washington — In a hotel ballroom in Bellevue on Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called on Washington residents to fight for more school choice. Outside, roughly 1,500 people protested in […]

Teacher of the year, trickle-down Trump, what the flag stands for

Tuesday, October 10, 2017   NOTE TO READERS: The Entire Staff of The Stand will be on vacation for the remainder of the week. (Union YES!) The next news update will be Tuesday, Oct. 17. LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Spokane educator for refugees and immigrants named Washington state teacher of the year […]

Hostage crisis (day 170), DeVos visit, what doesn’t create jobs

Monday, October 9, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the News Tribune — State capital budget held hostage and Washington schools pay price (by Rep. Beth Doglio) — Schools districts in every corner of the state are struggling without the state funding they need to fix leaky roofs and build new classrooms for 1.1 […]

UW silence, ACA sabotage, trickle down (on) Trump, Petty cash

Friday, October 6, 2017   LOCAL   ► From KNKX — UW postdoctoral researchers make move to unionize — Postdoctoral researchers at the University of Washington are taking a step toward unionizing. They’re working with UAW Local 4121, which represents academic student employees at the university. Postdoctoral researchers, also known as postdocs, are people who […]

How to fix Hirst, DACA deadline, a little respect

Thursday, October 5, 2017   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — When it comes to majorities, Democrats must use them or lose them (by Jerry Cornfield) — Ten people were laid off from the state parks department last week and another 15 will be soon from the state Department of Enterprise Services. […]

Enforcing trade deals, ignoring rate spikes, Bounty on their heads

Wednesday, October 4, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the Yakima H-R — Labor issues at the forefront of NAFTA talks — Lynne Dodson, secretary treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, says while trade agreements of late, such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, have included labor standards like those prohibiting child or forced labor, […]

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