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Talent trumps tax breaks, TPP and us, John’s dodranscentennial…


Friday, October 9, 2015   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — 6 dam workers hurt in Grant County explosion, 5 airlifted to Harborview — An explosion at the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River on Thursday injured six public-utility workers. Five of the workers were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle […]

Meet Boeing in St. Louis, Hillary opposes TPP, ‘Work Til We Die’…


Thursday, October 8, 2015   BOEING   ► In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Boeing moves 777X work to St. Louis, creating 700 jobs — St. Louis got a toehold in the commercial jet manufacturing business Monday as Boeing announced that it would make parts for the new 777X airliner at its defense works in […]

Climate alliance, TPP pitch begins, Ex-Im cover…


Wednesday, October 7, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From AP — Groups form alliance to tackle climate change by initiative — A coalition of diverse groups is launching a new initiative effort to tackle climate change, raising the prospect that Washington voters could face two statewide ballot measures on carbon pollution next year. The […]

Scrutinizing TPP, selling Haggen, redefining ‘strikes’…


Tuesday, October 6, 2015   TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP   ► In today’s NY Times — TPP deal is reached, but faces scrutiny in Congress — The United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday reached final agreement on the largest regional trade accord in history, teeing up what could be the toughest fight […]

TPP deal, GEO deal, Boeing’s China deal…


Monday, October 5, 2015   YOUR CIVIC DUTY   ► TODAY is the last day to register online to vote in next month’s election. You can register here is you have a Washington state ID or driver’s license, or you can register in person up until Oct. 26 at an Elections Department office near you. […]

Nothing can be done, TPP still wrong, never #1…


Friday, October 2, 2015   LOCAL   ► From The Onion — ‘No way to prevent this,’ says only nation where this regularly happens — “This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said Lindsay Bennett, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions […]

Hanford vote, Ex-Im damage, disempowering ‘low-skill’ workers…


Thursday, October 1, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From AP — No increase in Washington minimum wage in 2016 — Washington state’s minimum wage will not increase next year, and the state will no longer have the highest statewide minimum wage as of January. ALSO at The Stand — State minimum wage will be […]

Haggen promises, TPP crunch time, H-1B jobkillers…


Wednesday, September 30, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► At Slog — Washington will get a federal grant to design a paid parental leave program — Gov. Jay Inslee’s office announced today that the state will get a $247,000 grant to design a paid parental leave program for all workers in the state. This money […]

Alcoa split, ‘great’ America, unfashionable union bashing…


Tuesday, September 29, 2015   LOCAL   ► From KING TV — UW to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour   ALSO at The Stand — $15/hour coalition at UW scores major victory MORE coverage in the P.S. Business Journal and the Seattle Times. ► In today’s Bellingham Herald — Alcoa splitting into 2 […]

Haggen layoffs, Kelso deal, trade vs. elections…


Monday, September 28, 2015   HAGGEN   ► In the Oregonian — Thousands of Haggen employees reeling as grocer announces additional closures — The news that the bankrupt Haggen grocery chain will close an additional 100 stores had employees up and down the West Coast reeling Friday. The closures, if approved by a Delaware bankruptcy court, […]


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