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End the shutdown ● Skagit nurses rally ● L.A. teachers win ● Death to Scabby?

Wednesday, January 23, 2019   TRUMP’S SHUTDOWN   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Federal employees rally outside Sea-Tac Airport to push for end of shutdown — As the Senate this week is expected to vote on dueling proposals to end the government shutdown, federal workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport face the prospect of a second missed paycheck. […]

800,000 struggling families ● Boeing cuts ● Unsafe at work

Tuesday, January 22, 2019   TRUMP’S SHUTDOWN   ► From TPM — TSA screener sick-outs hit 10 percent as shutdown stretches into 5th week — The workers who screen passengers and their bags face missing another paycheck if the shutdown doesn’t end early this week. According to TSA, many of them say the financial hardship is preventing […]

Big win in Kennewick ● Obstruction of justice ● Land of the Free

Friday, January 18, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Kennewick paraeducators approve contract, won’t strike — Kennewick School District paraeducators have approved a new pay agreement with the school district, avoiding a possible strike. The deal gives them an 8 percent raise this school year, retroactive to Sept. 1, plus an additional 1.5 […]

Shut down, fed up ● Taking thousands of kids away ● L.A. strike ‘chicken’

Thursday, January 17, 2019   GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN   ► MUST-SEE in today’s Washington Post — Shut down, fed up (graphics with video) — The partial government shutdown is now the longest in American history, and hundreds of thousands of people are feeling the strain. These are their stories. ALSO at The Stand — Join EPA staff at rally […]

More to work without pay ● Macy’s closures ● Disaster averted

Wednesday, January 16, 2019   GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN   ► In today’s Washington Post — Trump administration calling nearly 50,000 back to work, unpaid, as shutdown drags on — The Trump administration on Tuesday said it has called back tens of thousands of federal workers to fulfill key government tasks, including disbursing tax refunds, overseeing flight safety and […]

Working without pay ● Big Census win ● ‘Massive presence’ in L.A.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019   TRUMP’S SHUTDOWN   ► From Murray.Senate.gov — Sen. Murray shares stories of federal workers and their families amid shutdown — “This past weekend… I flew home to Washington state. I walked through security lines on my way out and thanked the men and women of TSA working to protect us — […]

Where’s the urgency? ● Session starts ● Who’s his boss? ● L.A. teachers strike

Monday, January 14, 2019   TRUMP’S SHUTDOWN   ► From The Hill — No signs of urgency as shutdown enters fourth week — The record-breaking partial shutdown is entering its fourth week with no clear path forward to reopen the government. The funding lapse became the longest in modern history on Saturday, its 22nd day, surpassing the 21-day record […]

Rally against shutdown ● Unions to the rescue ● Con man sells wall

Friday, January 11, 2019   TRUMP’S SHUTDOWN   ► From the Washington Post — Furloughed federal employees rally against shutdown — Furloughed federal employees and supporters protested the ongoing government shutdown on Thursday in Washington, D.C., urging Trump and Congress to open the government.   MORE rally coverage from Mother Jones, NBC News, CBS News, and Bloomberg. FROM The […]

Trump walks away ● Fund our colleges ● Madam Speaker

Thursday, January 10, 2019   TRUMP’S SHUTDOWN   ► In today’s Washington Post — Trump walks out of shutdown negotiations after Democrats reject wall money — Talks between President Trump and congressional Democrats aimed at ending the partial government shutdown collapsed in acrimony and disarray Wednesday, with the president walking out of the White House meeting and calling […]

TSA sounds the alarm ● Strike looms in Tri-Cities ● Lee Carter’s fight

Wednesday, January 9, 2019   TRUMP’S SHUTDOWN   ► From HuffPost — TSA union warns of ‘massive security risk’ as some officers quit amid shutdown — “Every day I’m getting calls from my members about their extreme financial hardships and need for a paycheck,” said Hydrick Thomas, AFGE’s TSA Council president. “Some of them have already quit […]

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