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Jail time for wage theft, port job cuts, wasting taxes…


Monday, September 22, 2014   LOCAL   ► At — Fred Meyer workers: Teamsters have your back! — The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) has officially sanctioned strike benefits for 388 warehouse workers employed at the Fred Meyer distribution center in Puyallup and an additional 4,318 Teamsters who could become involved in connection with […]

$15 enforcement, Ex-Im cronyism, Chuck E’s true love…


Friday, September 19, 2014   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Weekly — Organized labor looks to keep pressure on Seattle City Hall to enforce minimum wage — An event today at City Hall will try to shine a light on the need for clearer enforcement strategies and increased funding to make sure it happens. […]

RTW hearing today, denying OT pay, T-Mobile’s ‘facade’…


Thursday, September 18, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► Today from The Olympian — State worker pay drought over? WFSE deal offers raises of 3%, 1.8% — Negotiators for Gov. Jay Inslee and the largest state employee union, the Washington Federation of State Employees, reach tentative accord at 1:23 a.m. ALSO TODAY at The Stand […]

Higher ed deals, Doug’s dough, hedging jobs & breadsticks…


Wednesday, September 17, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Olympian — Evergreen, WFSE agree to 3% pay hikes in 2015, 1% in 2016 — The two-year agreement, which still needs to be ratified by 307 workers and funded by the Legislature, comes at a time Gov. Inslee’s labor team is negotiating with two […]

Blaine targeted, McCleary ASAP, GOP ♥’s Citizens United…


Monday, September 15, 2014   LOCAL   ► In the Bellingham Herald — Blaine voters may consider measure to weaken city-employees’ unions — Conservative activists have turned in signatures for two initiatives intended to challenge the political power of the unions representing city employees. If the petitions have the required number of signatures from registered […]

Contempt in Olympia, zombies in Spokane, Monkees in Clarksville…


Friday, September 12, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Legislature in contempt, gets reprieve to try again on school aid — For the first time in history, the Washington Supreme Court has held the Legislature in contempt for failing to obey a court order. The action comes as the court […]

Grain deal redux, that 787 show, California leads…


Thursday, September 11, 2014   LOCAL   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Possible Teamster strike could hit Fred Meyer — The Fred Meyer grocery chain in the Puget Sound area could be hit by a strike by Teamsters. According to the union, contract talks between its 400 warehouse workers and Fred Meyer broke […]

‘Total waste of taxpayer money,’ Koch sisters, mad about Maria…


Wednesday, September 10, 2014   ‘RIGHT TO WORK’ IS WRONG   ► In the Peninsula Daily News — Sequim City Council decides against action on labor initiatives — The City Council has unanimously agreed not to act on a pair of citizen initiatives aimed at changing the way the city deals with employee unions. Council […]

‘Superior’ pact, Shutdown Cathy’s ethics, hitting ‘pain points’…


Tuesday, September 9, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Columbian — Longshore union touts ‘superior’ grain pact — The question of who got the upper hand — labor or management — in a recent contract agreement that ended two years of strife between union dockworkers and grain export terminal operators may never be fully […]

The threat of ISDS, success in SeaTac, retail Union Yes…


Monday, September 8, 2014   INTERNATIONAL TRADE   ► MUST-READ at Huffington Post — A really good reason to oppose the next ‘trade’ deals (by SPEEA’s Stan Sorscher) — NAFTA’s legal process helps global companies enforce certain provisions in the agreement in a process called “investor-state dispute settlement,” or ISDS… Trade tribunals are not courts. […]


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