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Boeing’s costly buybacks, Trumpcare, detax the rich…

Thursday, April 27, 2017   BOEING   ► MUST-READ from The Stranger — Seattle Times is providing PR for Boeing’s greedy execs — When Boeing announced yet another round of job cuts, and not just any old cuts, but cuts to technical and engineering jobs, Dominic Gates of the Seattle Times explained the situation exactly […]

The search for spine, she persists, Trump’s trickle-down…

Wednesday, April 26, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Olympian — Lawmakers need to find their spines (editorial) — The Democrats have balked at holding a floor vote for their roughly $3 billion tax package, which includes a modest capital gains tax on sales of stocks. The Democrats fear, perhaps rightly, that any […]

Immigration, dancing with Donald, who supports our troops…

Tuesday, April 25, 2017   IMMIGRATION   ► From The Stranger — Women detainees at Tacoma immigrant prison end hunger strike, but vow to keep fighting — On Sunday evening, a group of women immigrants detained inside Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center ended a nearly week-long hunger strike. The women stopped eating on April 18 to […]

Boeing pink slips, not so special, Postmistress General…

Monday, April 24, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the (Everett) Herald — Boeing lays off Washington workers; total could be hundreds — Nearly 500 union workers were told Friday they’ll be without jobs in 60 days. The cuts are part of a company-wide campaign to slash costs that Boeing executives say is necessary to […]

Holy unionization, Jesse’s fits, ICE cold, missing Prince…

Friday, April 21, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Olympian — Second faculty group votes to unionize at Saint Martin’s University — Tenured and tenure-track faculty members and librarians at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey have voted to form a union. They are the second group at the private Catholic university to unionize. Last […]

Thousands stand up, labor mural, get out your brain hat…

Thursday, April 20, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Olympian — Thousands of state workers rally to urge lawmakers to support new labor contracts — Thousands of public employees held rallies throughout the state Wednesday to urge Washington lawmakers to approve new labor contracts for state workers. During the demonstrations, which organizers said […]

Stand Up today, retail woes, Trumparency…

Wednesday, April 19, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s News Tribune — State workers will demonstrate to urge lawmakers to support new labor contracts — Washington state workers are staging demonstrations Wednesday to urge the Legislature to approve their new two-year labor contracts. Statewide, employees at about 150 job sites plan to demonstrate […]

More Boeing layoffs, stale stalemate in Olympia, Cathy goes small…

Tuesday, April 18, 2017   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing plans hundreds of layoff notices for engineers this week — Job cuts at Boeing keep on coming: The company told staff in a memo Monday that “hundreds of engineering employees” in Washington state and other company sites — but not in […]

Tax Day protests, raises held hostage, Trump on Davis-Bacon…

Monday, April 17, 2017   TAX DAY   ► In the Seattle Times — Seattle Tax March, Black Lives Matter protests make their way through downtown — A morning Tax March Seattle protest, complete with angry demonstrators and 13-foot inflatable Trump chicken, called on the president to release his tax returns. In the afternoon, a […]

Facing the heat (or not), Larry Brown’s hat, turning on Trump, RIP J…

Friday, April 14, 2017   TOWN HALLS   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Rep. Dan Newhouse hears from voters in Sunnyside (video and text) — Newhouse says tonight’s crowd is one of the largest he’s seen in a listening session since he’s taken office. He said his personal healthcare coverage through Congress is the […]

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