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New labor movement, our local tax cheats, Veronica…


Thursday, August 28, 2014   UPDATES   Informational picketing at Providence Holy Family Hospital in Spokane was a huge success on Monday (see more photos here). The Washington State Nurses Association posted this news coverage and sent the following message to The Stand: The Washington State Nurses Association and Registered Nurses at Providence Holy Family […]

Alaska flight attendants rally TODAY… (and light posting)

SEATAC (Aug. 27, 2014) — Alaska Airlines flight attendants represented by AFA-CWA Council 19 in Seattle will rally TODAY from 4 to 6 p.m. at Alaska Air’s corporate HQ, 19300 International Blvd. in SeaTac, and at Sea-Tac International Airport, 17801 International Blvd. The flight attendants’ contract negotiations began more than two years ago. In February, […]

Grain dispute ends, Amgen teaches, royal deserts…


Tuesday, August 26, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Columbian — Longshore members ratify contract with grain operators — Longshore workers who work at grain export terminals in Vancouver and other Northwest ports have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with several multinational grain companies, ending two years of negotiations and […]

Voting rights, inversion Whopper, how to manage a Walmart…


Monday, August 25, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the Yakima H-R — Federal judge rules against Yakima in voting rights case — After two years of litigation, a federal judge has ruled in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union in its voting rights lawsuit against the city of Yakima, bringing potentially dramatic change […]

Railing solo, pension cuts, S.C. organizing, “Crazy”…


Thursday, August 21, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Worker electrocuted at Edmonds construction site — A 38-year-old man was fatally electrocuted in a construction accident at Swedish/Edmonds hospital on Wednesday afternoon, according to Edmonds police. EDITOR’S NOTE — The victim was reportedly a member of Laborers Local 440. Our sincere […]

Microsoft quits ALEC, cheats and maimers, Kareem nails it…


Wednesday, August 20, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► At TPM — Microsoft ditches ALEC in latest blow to conservative bill mill — Microsoft said on Tuesday that it will end its involvement with the American Legislative Exchange Council, the conservative advocacy group, reportedly because of the group’s lobbying against renewable energy. Microsoft joins Coca-Cola, […]

Labor appeals, economics of Ferguson, humans need not apply…


Tuesday, August 19, 2014   LOCAL   ► From KPLU — Unions appeal judge’s ruling, seek separate votes on Seattle pre-K, child care plans — A union-backed advocacy group for Seattle childcare workers has appealed a lower court ruling that pits a voter initiative the group favors, Initiative 107, against a city-endorsed pre-kindergarten proposal on […]

Forging a union, winning a deal, buying off big business…


Monday, August 18, 2014   AEROSPACE   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Machinists unionize leading Seattle manufacturing powerhouse Jorgensen Forge — One of Seattle’s oldest and most powerful manufacturers has been unionized by the Machinists, the most recent in a string of union successes. The two-thirds vote by 100 workers to unionize Jorgensen […]

State pension bait-and-switch, Renton’s good news, oogah chakkas…


Friday, August 15, 2014   STATE PENSIONS   ► From AP — Court rulings back pension cuts for state workers — The Legislature had the right to eliminate state employee pension increases that were approved during the stock market boom of the 1990s, the Washington Supreme Court said unanimously Thursday in two decisions that save the […]


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