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Uber exploits, KapStone stinks, Trumka vs. Trump…


Wednesday, September 2, 2015   UBER EXPLOITATION   ► In the Seattle Times — Seattle City Council member says let Uber drivers unionize — A Seattle elected official says he has a plan to help independent contractors such as Uber drivers unionize in pursuit of better working conditions and pay, but whether the strategy would […]

KapStone scabs, Darigold rally, teacher strike(s), another brick in the wall(s)…


Tuesday, September 1, 2015   KAPSTONE STRIKE   ► In today’s (Longview) Daily News — KapStone restarts largest paper machine — KapStone fired up its largest paper machine Monday as union members entered their fifth day of the strike. The length of strike might hinge on how much of the plant the company can run […]

KapStone strike, teacher contracts, ‘hateful and racist’ rhetoric…


Monday, August 31, 2015   KAPSTONE STRIKE   ► In the (Longview) Daily News — KapStone workers on strike — After 15 months of failed contract negotiations, KapStone millworkers officially went on strike early Thursday morning. The strike began at 3 a.m. Thursday after the union gave the company a three-hour notice at midnight. AWPPW […]

Wildfires rage, teachers talk, fix OT, celebrate Hawaii…


Friday, August 21, 2015   WILDFIRES   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Thousands fight relentless infernos — Wildfires continued to rage out of control Thursday, prompting state officials to seek firefighting help from volunteers for the first time in history. ALSO at The Stand — Stay informed, safe amid deadly wildfires ► In today’s […]

Sea-Tac workers win, Boeing 401(kosts), Cathy’s choice…


Thursday, August 20, 2015   WILDFIRES   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Wind-whipped wildfire kills 3 firefighters, injures 4 near Twisp — A wind-whipped wildfire outside of Twisp trapped and killed three U.S. Forest Service firefighters in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon as the blaze exploded across the sunbaked foothills of the North Cascades and […]

Hanford contract, school levy reform, Americans want unions…


Wednesday, August 19, 2015   HANFORD   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Battelle, unions agree on contract proposal after 2 1/2 years — The Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council is reluctantly recommending that workers it represents at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory approve a proposed new contract, the result of two and a half years […]

No rush, WSLC on Green River College, mini-Trump…


Tuesday, August 18, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s News Tribune — Despite mounting fines, lawmakers plan to take time to answer McCleary ruling — Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative leaders met Monday in SeaTac to discuss how lawmakers should respond to court sanctions issued last week in the ongoing McCleary education funding […]

$100K per day, not an impasse, silent Cathy, ‘no’ Northwestern…


Monday, August 17, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From AP — Inslee, lawmakers set to meet to discuss court sanctions — Gov. Jay Inslee is set to meet with legislative leaders on Monday to discuss how to address the Supreme Court sanctions announced last week over education funding. Last Thursday, a unanimous court said […]

Liberal Spokane, smokefree TPP, the man in the plastic bubble…


Wednesday, August 12, 2015   LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Spokane City Council toughens penalties for wage law violations — Low-wage workers got a break Monday night, and maybe some overdue overtime pay, when the Spokane City Council stiffened penalties for businesses that violate wage laws. Council members backed the proposal on a 6-1 vote, […]

Climate urgency, ‘assertive’ New Dems, Roberts v. Voting Rights…


Tuesday, August 11, 2015   CLIMATE CHANGE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Washington state can lead on global warming and clean energy (by Rebecca Saldaña, Jeffrey Johnson, and Brenna Davis) — The dust has settled on a frustrating legislative session. Time and again, oil interests blocked broadly supported steps to encourage the transition […]


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