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GOP vs. raises, GOP vs. truth, GOP vs. unions…


Wednesday, December 7, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — $5 million settlement over break relief for nurses at St. Joseph — Nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma will receive $5 million in back pay after CHI Franciscan Health agreed to a settlement regarding meal and rest breaks, according to […]

Boeing doesn’t Brexit, scrap this cap, Trump’s hard right nominees…


Tuesday, December 6, 2016   BOEING   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Boeing’s ad campaign boasting UK job gains upsets Washington workers after year of cuts — A new Boeing advertising campaign on UK taxi cabs boasts of doubling its UK workforce and boosting supply chain spending since 2011. “We understand Boeing is […]

The plant abides, support for Saldaña, the dignity of work…


Monday, December 5, 2016   LOCAL   ► From IAM 751 — Buffett-owned plant in Kent accepts workers’ right to organize — An aerospace supply company owned by billionaire Warren Buffett has agreed to a settlement with the NLRB in a case that accused company managers of repeated violations of federal labor law. As part […]

Hanford distrust, health care uncertainty, bigots and billionaires…


Thursday, December 1, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — Tacoma police officer dies after shooting at East Side home — A Tacoma police officer was fatally shot Wednesday while responding to a domestic violence call on the city’s East Side, sparking an hourslong standoff with a volley of gunfire. ► In […]

$15 and a union, ‘knee-jerkingly,’ Cathy’s Clown…


Wednesday, November 30, 2016   DAY OF DISRUPTION     ► In today’s Olympian — About 100 union supporters walk out at Saint Martin’s University — Carrying signs with phrases such as “Classroom rights, not courtroom fights” and chanting messages such as “What’s disgusting? Union busting,” about 100 faculty and students participated Tuesday in a […]

Today’s ‘Day of Disruption,’ we killed TPP, stop Trump…


Tuesday, November 29, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Olympian — Saint Martin’s faculty plan walkout over college’s union opposition — Some faculty members and students at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey plan to walkout of their classes Tuesday afternoon “to protest the university’s decision to block their faculty union,” according to release from […]

WTO’s so-what ruling, Dems will listen, re-Donning the tin hat..


Monday, November 28, 2016   AEROSPACE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — In new case, WTO rules against state’s tax breaks for Boeing 777X plants — The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that the extension of the business-tax reduction that Washington state granted to Boeing in 2013 for the forthcoming 777X jet is a […]

Boeing taps GE exec, we’re No. 1, GOP cheats, 2016 keeps sucking…


Tuesday, November 22, 2016   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing goes outside for new Commercial Airplanes CEO — For the first time in Boeing’s history, it is going outside the company to find a replacement for the CEO of its Commercial Airplanes division. In a surprise move, Boeing announced Monday that […]

For sale in Spokane, no more delay, Democrats’ mistaken identity…


Monday, November 21, 2016   LOCAL   ► In the News Tribune — Will Tacoma General nurses go on strike? — Nurses at Tacoma General Hospital could vote in mid-December on whether to authorize a strike. The announcement comes amid talks between nurses and MultiCare Health System management over issues including the “break buddy” system, […]

RNs set strike vote, Dinner Doug’s deep end, Obamacare surges…


Thursday, November 17, 2016   LOCAL   ► From WSNA — Tacoma General RNs to hold strike vote December 16 — After making little progress in mediation Tuesday, the WSNA-represented Registered Nurses at Tacoma General Hospital are planning a strike advisory vote for December 16, two days after the next scheduled mediation session. A “No […]



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