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Worse than you thought | Mo’ money, same problem | Keith’s manhood

Tuesday, November 21, 2017   TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH   ► In today’s NY Times — After vote on taxes, spotlight shifts to undecided senators — The fate of the tax overhaul now hinges on a handful of undecided senators, and Senate Republican leaders cannot afford to lose more than two of their members. ALSO at The […]

10% fewer Boeing jobs | Jaime ‘good’ with tax plan | When unions are gutted

Monday, November 20, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the (Everett) Herald — Aerospace workers adjust to changing industry — Their long, fruitful careers at the Boeing Co. came to an abrupt end this year. Gary Stone and Larry Lupescu are now helping other unemployed aerospace workers find new professional lives. There’s plenty to do on that […]

Seattle’s boom | Boeing vs. Airbus in America | The Joke’s on them

Friday, November 17, 2017   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Restaurant boom exposes the complete stupidity of UW’s anti-high wages report — Seattle had 2,696 restaurants as of the first quarter of 2017, according to Department of Revenue data — up 25 percent from a decade ago. Contrary to the oft-quoted “fact” that half of all […]

Seat at the table | Not done yet | Lockstep on GOP tax scam

Thursday, November 16, 2017   LOCAL   ► From the AFL-CIO — Labor puts working people in charge — The three union member candidates who addressed the 2017 AFL-CIO Convention won their elections! This came shortly after the adoption of Resolution 10, “Encouraging Union Members to Run for Public Office,” that pledges to adopt labor candidate programs in every state […]

Big Boeing order | Koch cuts in Camas | Jaime leans ‘yes’ | Jeff can’t recall

Wednesday, November 15, 2017   BOEING   ► From AFP — Boeing announces $27 billion order from flydubai for 737 MAXs — Boeing on Wednesday announced an order from Gulf airline flydubai for 225 medium-haul 737 MAX aircraft with a list price of $27 billion, hailing it as the “largest-ever single-aisle jet order” from a Middle East […]

#YoTambién | WSU picks pockets | Blue funds red | Grossly unfit

Tuesday, November 14, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Where is the #MeToo for sexual harassment against immigrant workers? (by Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, Phyllis Gutiérrez Kenney and Guadalupe Gamboa) — We all can help to stop sexual harassment of immigrant workers. A lot depends on us as consumers. We buy Washington apples that are grown […]

A better Burien, Dave ♥s corporate tax cuts, Cathy vs. her state

Monday, November 13, 2017   ELECTION REDUX   ► In the Seattle Times — Burien, the town Trump cast a spell on, is waking up a very different place (by Danny Westneat) — Voters in this 51,000-population suburb of Seattle appear to have settled a bitter yearlong fight about immigration in the most dramatic way […]

Don’t f— with labor, Kalama rally, GOP’s middle-class tax hike

Thursday, November 9, 2017   ELECTION REDUX   ► From the Stranger — Teresa Mosqueda wins Seattle City Council seat, now what? — Mosqueda, who worked at the Washington State Labor Council and helped draft last year’s statewide minimum wage increase, will be sworn in on Nov. 28… First, a campaign lesson: Don’t f— with labor: Mosqueda won the […]

Manka beats the bots, T-Mobile better off, fighting for DREAMers

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   ELECTION 2017   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Manka Dhingra leading in pivotal 45th LD Senate race — Holding a double-digit lead Tuesday night over her 45th District Senate opponent, Democrat Manka Dhingra appeared set to hand her party control of the Washington Senate — the last GOP-held legislative chamber […]

VOTE! ‘Enough’ at Capitol, GOP raising taxes, ACA sign-ups spike

ELECTION DAY Tuesday, November 7, 2017   VOTE!   ► TODAY (Tuesday, Nov. 7) is the deadline to mail or deposit your ballot in a local dropbox. You have until 8 p.m. but you should do it earlier than that. See the list of labor-endorsed candidates who have been vetted, interviewed and recommended based on […]


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