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Boeing dissent, $15 deadline, ‘insane’ pay, our oligarchy…


Wednesday, April 16, 2014   AEROSPACE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing managers say transfer of engineer jobs damaging talent, morale — Boeing’s December disclosure that it will transfer about 1,000 research engineering jobs out of Washington state has sown widespread internal dissent, distrust and confusion, according to internal employee feedback. The major […]

Tom out, $15 Now initiative, private parks…


Tuesday, April 15, 2014   TAX DAY   ► From — Tax Day 2014 ALSO TODAY at The Stand — Happy Tax (and Walmart-Subsidization) Day   ELECTIONS   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Majority Leader Rodney Tom will exit, heating up battle for state Senate — Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, a Medina […]

Boeing drain, Race to the Test, transient faculty…


Monday, April 14, 2014   BOEING   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Boeing’s job shift to California may spur suit on age discrimination, SPEEA says — Boeing’s engineers union says it could file age discrimination charges against the company if union analysis determines that is behind Boeing’s decision to move engineering jobs to […]

Boeing job cuts, Gates prison profits, offshored music, Dylan goes funk…


Friday, April 11, 2014   AEROSPACE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing moving 1,000 more engineering jobs to California — Boeing will transfer another 1,000 engineering jobs from the Puget Sound area to Southern California by the end of next year. Some employees said the move seems intended to nudge out older, higher-paid […]

Tip penalty, enthusiasm drain, deadly politics…


Thursday, April 10, 2014   MINIMUM WAGE   ► MUST-READ in the Stranger — It’s not a tip credit, it’s a tip penalty (by Saru Jayaraman) — Tips are not wages. Certainly, customers don’t think of tips that way. When we leave a tip, we tend to think of it as a bonus — an […]

$15 Now, 777X robots, Microsoft’s Macrododge, Dear teachers…


Wednesday, April 9, 2014   $15 NOW   ► From KPLU — San Francisco officials: Living wage for airport workers ‘has gone a long way’ — Since San Francisco set a higher minimum wage for its airport workers back in 2000, the city has seen a positive effect, officials from San Francisco International Airport told […]

Roads to ruin, class size matters, dumb politics…


Tuesday, April 8, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Prop 1 tax vote not just about buses — By now, you’ve likely heard that King County bus service would be slashed unless voters approve Proposition 1, a combined sales- tax and car-tab fee increase on this month’s ballot. What’s not as […]

Maintaining Metro, our oligarchy, not one more, trade morality…


Monday, April 7, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Suburbs may play key role in Metro tax vote — The measure would add a tenth of a cent to the sales tax in King County (currently 9.5 percent in most areas) and set an annual car-tab fee of $60 to maintain […]

Boeing limbo, desperation wages, ‘Lost’…


Friday, March 28, 2014   MUDSLIDE TRAGEDY   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — With 90 missing, search of debris field goes nonstop — They are searching for their own. Families and friends are desperate to find the ones who were home on a Saturday morning when the earth ripped open and crashed across so […]

Disaster relief, SeaTac suit, $10.10 in CT, our oligarchy…


Thursday, March 27, 2014   MUDSLIDE TRAGEDY   ► In today’s Seattle Times — 90 may be missing in mudslide, officials announce — Even as Snohomish County officials adjusted downward the number of people missing after the deadly mudslide near Oso, the natural disaster will likely prove to be one of the worst in state […]


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