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R.I.P. Rep. Freeman, no Fast Track, our GOP president…


Thursday, October 30, 2014   AEROSPACE   ► From Reuters — NLRB dismisses last complaints from Machinists’ contract vote — The Seattle NLRB office said it had received about 20 complaints stating Boeing had threatened workers in Washington state and engaged in unlawful bargaining by saying it would locate production of a forthcoming aircraft elsewhere […]

Victoria para Familias, Spendy McSpenderson, empathy deficit…


Wednesday, October 29, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Skagit Valley Herald — Judge rules for Familias Unidas in latest Sakuma labor complaint — A Skagit County Superior Court judge again found in favor of farm workers Tuesday morning, saying that Sakuma Bros. Farms’ policies prohibiting visitors to worker cabins, as well as other […]

Tacoma can do better, nonviable Eyman, holy union busting…


Tuesday, October 28, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — Tacoma council could consider paid sick-leave law by end of year — Workers would earn at least three paid sick days off a year under a tentative proposal from the mayor. TAKE A STAND! If you live in the Tacoma area, show […]

Quiet raises, Time vs. teachers, poor FedEx…


Monday, October 27, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Olympian — Nearly half of the middle-manager class in state government got raises last year — Pay for thousands of nonunion state government employees went up in the last year, well before September’s ratification of two dozen labor contracts promising the first general wage […]

Roads to ruin, Cherry Point’s impact, best lullaby ever…


Friday, October 24, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Olympian — A reminder about our failing roads, bridges (editorial) — Politics can be so confusing. Powerful statewide business interests want the Legislature to invest at least $7 billion to repair and improve the state transportation system. So you would think Republicans, who are […]

Sleazy campaigns, Boeing breaks, GOP plans…


Thursday, October 23, 2014   ELECTION   EDITOR’S NOTE: Sometime this morning, The News Tribune removed the following editorial from its website. We have inquired as to why. UPDATE: The News Tribune says this editorial — intended for Friday’s edition — was posted online inadvertently and “still needed some editing.” The new version should be […]

Boeing profits on automatic, yes on 1351, Gonzaga union…


Wednesday, October 22, 2014   BOEING   ► From AP — Passenger jets push Boeing’s profit up 18 percent — Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year. The company is increasing its production […]

Gridlock’s cost, ‘please stop breaking the law,’ who needs you…


Tuesday, October 21, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Study: Invest $7 billion in state transport needs, $42 billion in benefits will come to state — The payback from state transportation investments will yield a sixfold payback: $42 billion in economic benefits from $7 billion invested. That’s a key […]

Jobs to be had, funky voters, why pensions go risky…


Monday, October 20, 2014   LOCAL   ► In the Spokesman-Review — Avista sees range of job openings over next five to 10 years — Avista employees shared their stories with local job counselors this week, with the goal of encouraging others to consider careers in the energy industry. Utilities across the country are bracing for high […]

Yay Starbucks, office politics, reFugee rescue…


Friday, October 17, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Community colleges’ budget request is money well spent (editorial) — That $182 million does a great deal: $87.5 million for support of student degree and certificate programs, $51 million for basic education for adults, $29.1 million for investments in faculty and […]


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