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Alcoa sets date, close the barn doors, Happy Refugee Day…


Wednesday, November 25, 2015   ALCOA   ► In the Wenatchee World — Jan. 5 is last day for Alcoa — January 5 will be the last day of work for all but a handful of the 428 employees at Alcoa’s Wenatchee Works smelter, a top union official said Tuesday, hours after elected officials in […]

Tacoma invests, TPP paper, teen truckers…


Tuesday, November 24, 2015   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — By 22 votes, property and utility tax passes to improve Tacoma roads — For the first time in 47 years, Tacoma voters have approved spending more public money to fix city streets. Barring the unexpected, Pierce County officials will certify the passage […]

Still seeking accountability, TPP not about trade, mother of inversions…


Monday, November 23, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the (Everett) Herald — Workers say Boeing tax breaks should come with jobs — Machinists and aerospace engineers hiked the halls of Olympia on Friday, asking lawmakers to scale back a lucrative tax break for the Boeing Co. if it continues moving jobs to other […]

Alcoa slashes jobs, fear and loathing, Mike D’s 50…


Friday, November 20, 2015   LOCAL   ► In today’s Bellingham Herald — Alcoa files layoff notice for 880 workers in Ferndale, Wenatchee — Alcoa has filed a state notice for its Ferndale and Wenatchee aluminum smelters, starting the clock on when layoffs could begin. The company warns it could lay off 465 employees at […]

SPEEA gets ready, poor ignored, Saint Warren…


Thursday, November 19, 2015   BOEING   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — It’s still 10 months away, but Boeing engineers are already gearing up for a contract battle — SPEEA members are still smarting from the wrenching defeat during their last contract negotiations in 2013, when under pressure from Boeing they voted to […]

Crews clean up, robots cower, airport workers to strike…


Wednesday, November 18, 2015   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Storm kills 3 in state; more than 300,000 without power in region — Transportation crews were working to clear fallen trees and affected areas, ending a series of road closures, though it was unclear when some would reopen. Public-utility crews were also […]

This week’s events, war on wages, sucks to be you…


Tuesday, November 17, 2015   FROM OUR CALENDAR   ► WEDNESDAY — Drivers’ Rally at Seattle City Hall —  Join drivers and community members as they deliver a petition calling on the Seattle City Council to pass legislation that will give Seattle taxi, for-hire and TNC (Uber, Lyft, etc.) drivers a voice and the right […]

WA wins robots, UFCW steps up, Federalists vs. Feds…


Monday, November 16, 2015   BOEING   ► From Reuters — As Boeing booms, robots rise and job growth lags — Boeing is in the midst of its biggest peacetime boom, churning out 20 percent more planes than when the last big cycle peaked in the 1990s. But it is doing so with one-third fewer […]

Albertsons wins, TPP push, GOP panic, RIP Allen…


Friday, November 13, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From AP — State Supreme Court: Legality of Eyman’s tax initiative unclear — The state Supreme Court says the legality of Tim Eyman’s latest tax initiative, approved by voters last week, is unclear and the case can be argued before a lower court judge. The court […]


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