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Another Boeing ‘windfall,’ pay to vote, Boss’s b-day…

HL-Friday

Friday, September 23, 2016   LOCAL   ► From IAM 751 — Machinists forge deal with plant’s potential owners — Machinists Union members who work at the former Jorgensen Forge plant in Tukwila have ratified a proposed contract with their potential new employer. The vote is a key step forward as the potential new owners […]

Who pays I-732 taxes, Hillary’s not down, Boeing’s give and take…

HL-Thursday

Thursday, September 22, 2016   ELECTION 2016   ► From CrossCut — Carbon tax would hit working people hard (by Lee Newgent) — I-732 is just a new, regressive tax on the very people the labor and social justice movements have pledged to defend. That’s why the Washington State Labor Council, The Sierra Club, The […]

Seattle wins, Pasco offers, Supreme Court rocks…

HL-Tuesday

Tuesday, September 20, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle City Council approves worker-scheduling law — The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a “secure scheduling” law on Monday, making Seattle the second major U.S. city to regulate how large retailers and food-service employers schedule their workers. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who […]

IAM bill of rights, Shea nutter, granting refuge…

HL-Monday

Monday, September 19, 2016   TODAY   ► From Working WA — TODAY: Seattle to make labor history with final vote to pass secure scheduling legislation — Today, almost exactly a year after local baristas first went public in September 2015 with the call that “our time counts,” Seattle City Council is set to change the […]

Clean air, concrete shoes, Dems vs. OT pay, rap is born…

HL-Friday

Friday, September 16, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From AP — Washington state limits carbon pollution from large sources — Washington state adopted a new rule Thursday to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large carbon polluters, joining a handful of other states in capping emissions to address climate change. ► From KNKX — Looking […]

Boeing cuts, Seattle’s thriving, lame (duck) TPP…

HL-Thursday

Thursday, September 15, 2016   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing curtails OT pay for 80,000 workers in latest cost-cutting move — In another move to cut costs, Boeing told white-collar, salaried employees across the company on Tuesday that starting next month overtime pay will be severely limited. The new policy, effective […]

We have a deal, secure scheduling advances, incomes grow…

HL-Wednesday

Wednesday, September 14, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Olympian — Tentative deal for 30,000 state workers includes raises, $12 minimum wage — About 30,000 Washington state workers would receive pay raises of roughly 6 percent under a tentative deal struck Tuesday between state officials and union leaders. The proposed pay raises, to […]

Somos Familias, Uber delays, economists with blinders…

HL-Tuesday

Tuesday, September 13, 2016   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Majority of Sakuma Brothers farmworkers vote to unionize, boycott campaign suspended — After nearly three years of marches, walkouts, lawsuits, and pickets urging a boycott, farmworkers at Sakuma Brothers Farms in Burlington, Washington voted in a landslide on Monday to join a union. […]

Adjuncts count, Inslee’s COLA challenge, #BuildABridge…

HL-Monday

Monday, September 12, 2016   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — With votes finally counted, Seattle U adjuncts approve union — Seattle University adjunct professors will form a union after the university blocked their efforts for more than two years. Faculty votes, which had been impounded since 2014, were counted on Friday… Nontenured […]

TPP revelations, paid sick leave gains, not Buble…

HL-Friday

Friday, September 9, 2016   LOCAL   ► In the Skagit Valley Herald — Sakuma workers set to hold union vote — Farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. Farms will vote in the coming days on whether Familias Unidas por la Justicia should represent them as a union. Maru Villalpando, a spokesperson for Familias, said the vote […]

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