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Port progress, paid sick leave, billionaire party…


Tuesday, January 27, 2015   PORT CONTRACT   ► From AP — Employers: Agreement made on key issue in port labor dispute — Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association […]

Lobbyist Bingo, 2nd best tax break, Murray takes a stand…


Monday, January 26, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In — It’s Bingo time at the State Legislature for poverty wage workers — Working Washington will hand out business lobbyist Bingo cards at the Capitol today, inviting everyone to play along during the House Labor Committee’s 1:30 p.m. hearing on bills to raise the minimum wage and establish […]

Port rally, Boeing accountability, logrolling, Monsters of Money…


Friday, January 23, 2015   PORT SHOWDOWN   ► From KOMO News — ‘We just want to work:’ Rallying cry for West Coast port workers — Some of the loudest full-throated cheers didn’t come from longshoremen. They came for a longshorewoman. “I’m a blue collar laborer like the rest of us,” said Meghan Mason, a […]

Boeing battles union, 11% raises, GOP opposes paid sick time…


Thursday, January 22, 2015   BOEING   ► In today’s P.S. Business Journal — Boeing fights back as momentum builds to unionize South Carolina plant — Machinists union organizers say they’re gathering momentum at Boeing’s plant in South Carolina, and believe they’re on the way to unionizing the plant there. “I’m optimistic we’re going to […]

Priority hire, SOTU redux, we’re no. 9…


Wednesday, January 21, 2015   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle takes step to hire more workers from distressed areas — The Seattle City Council approved a new “priority hire” ordinance Tuesday that aims to put more people from economically distressed local neighborhoods to work on large city construction projects. Between 2009 […]

New MLK Day, toss ag-gag, Gipper’s still got it…


Tuesday, January 20, 2015   MLK DAY   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Race issues and recent police clashes at heart of MLK rally — One after another, pastors and civic leaders spoke Monday of police brutality and racism and of how decades after the civil-rights movement, the problems still linger, the feelings still […]

Full-port press, tax the rich, miracle at the Clink…


Monday, January 19, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the Tri-City Herald — State legislators told to expect longtime hits from export slowdown — “There is no doubt that this ongoing dispute and the resulting slowdown at our ports is having a devastating impact on our economy and jobs, especially for our agricultural community […]

Legislators line up, Newhouse on deportation, Legend’s True Colors…


Friday, January 16, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Seattle Times –Bills to raise minimum wage, require paid sick days introduced in Olympia — Washington already has the highest minimum wage of any state in the country, but a packed hearing room at the Capitol was filled with supporters of a new minimum-wage […]

Senate skirmishes, port delays, how they voted, IBT free…


Thursday, January 15, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the Seattle Times — State at critical crossroads, Inslee tells split lawmakers — Gov. Jay Inslee used his State of the State address to double down on sweeping budget proposals to spend more on education and transportation, and to tax carbon pollution and capital gains. […]

Eyman returns, MO money for Boeing, left coast formula…


Tuesday, January 13, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Senate Republicans add big hurdle for new taxes — The GOP-controlled Senate voted along party lines to require a two-thirds majority in that chamber to approve any new taxes. Democrats called the supermajority requirement an unconstitutional move that could complicate budget […]


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