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‘Rigged’ trade bill, Boeing cuts, Everymom Murray, too tired for $3K…


Friday, April 24, 2015   FAST TRACK   ► From The Hill — House panel approves Obama trade powers bill — The House Ways and Means Committee approved a “fast track” trade promotion authority measure, 25-13, with only two Democrats — Reps. Ron Kind (Wis.) and Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) — lending their support to the […]

Fast Track moving, teachers walk, the $15 difference…


Thursday, April 23, 2015   FAST TRACK   ► From AP — Senate panel OKs ‘fast track’ trade legislation, but battle awaits in House — The Senate Finance Committee approved, on an 20-6 vote, the “fast track” trade promotion authority measure with the support of seven Democrats: Sens. Ron Wyden (Ore.), Maria Cantwell (Wash.), Ben […]

Overtime session, faster track, door delivery, 34-to-1…


Tuesday, April 21, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Columbian — Legislative session could head into overtime — It looks like the Washington Legislature could be heading into overtime. But the extra days in Olympia could mean an extra tab for taxpayers to pick up. ALSO at The Stand — As sine die […]

Teachers to walk, Fast Track silence, words still matter…


Monday, April 20, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From WFSE — State employees respect, protect Washington — and shouldn’t beg for pay — Libby Pitts drove all the way from Vancouver to attend Saturday’s “Public Service Matters” event in Centralia to send Sen. John Braun and other Senate leaders a loud and clear message. […]

Larsen ♥’s Fast Track, United Weed Stand, your Saturday in the Park…

Friday, April 17, 2015   FAST TRACK   ► From AFL-CIO Now — Fast Track bill introduced; join the drive to stop it! — Legislation granting Fast Track trade authority to President Barack Obama was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday. Call your senators — 855-790-8815 — and tell them to say no to Fast […]

Fight for $15, Dems weigh Fast Track, GOP walks…


Thursday, April 16, 2015   FIGHTING POVERTY WAGES   ► In today’s Seattle Times — 21 arrested in wage protest; ‘we’ll be back,’ activists vow — Hundreds of workers and supporters pushing for a $15 minimum wage and better working conditions took part in demonstrations across Washington state that, in Seattle, ended with the arrests […]

Only just begun, Providence deal, tearing the Dems apart…


Wednesday, April 15, 2015   WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN   REMINDER – TODAY in SeaTac, Yakima, Pasco, Olympia and Seattle, working people are rising up and taking on giant corporations like McDonald’s, Walmart, and Alaska Airlines. With additional actions planned in Tacoma, Vancoouver, Bellingham, Aberden, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Shelton and Everett, Wednesday, April 15 promises […]

Paying for low wages, ‘limiting’ Boeing, Fast Track update…


Tuesday, April 14, 2015   WE ALL PAY FOR LOW WAGES   ► In today’s Washington Post — How much each state pays on low-wage workers — Fully 65% of state welfare spending in New Hampshire went to working families, a larger share than in any other state. Texas was next, at 64%, followed by […]

‘Suggestion’ boxed, Boeing accountability, TPP not about me…


Monday, April 13, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From Washington News Service — Washington state employees challenge Senate budget ‘suggestions’ — WFSE Executive Director Greg Devereux: “The Senate has rejected the contracts and then said, ‘Here’s an alternative pot of money — go negotiate within those parameters.’ That, in any scheme, is an unfair […]

Regents run away, who’s your daddy, Katrina’s comeback…


Friday, April 10, 2015   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — UW regents flee as student activists speak up — Demanding higher wages, a freeze on tuition and better working conditions for custodians, a raucous group of student activists packed into the University of Washington Club on Wednesday and disrupted a dinner meeting […]


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