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Seattle Protects Women, ‘delinquent’ Boeing, Hillary makes history…

HL-Wednesday

Wednesday, July 27, 2016   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Panic buttons, health insurance for Seattle hotel workers up for vote in fall — Seattle voters will decide whether hotel workers such as housekeepers should be guaranteed panic buttons, help with health insurance and other benefits under city law. The City Council […]

WSNA rallies Yakima, Michelle Obama rules, whither Hostess…

HL-Tuesday

Tuesday, July 26, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Yakima Regional nurses rally against corporate owner — Nurses from Yakima Regional Medical rallied Monday to engage with the community prior to heading back into contract negotiations this week. More than 100 turned out for the free barbecue at Milroy Park, where […]

We’ll decide, Kaine’s heart, look who’s still #1, jailing the poor…

HL-Monday

Monday, July 25, 2016   STATE ELECTIONS   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Statewide minimum wage measure qualifies for November ballot — Washington voters in November will will decide whether to raise the minimum wage and require businesses to guarantee paid sick leave for many employees. The Washington Secretary of State’s office on […]

Sacred Heart deal, Hanford protection, Trump’s fear and force…

HL-Friday

Friday, July 22, 2016   LOCAL   ► In the Wenatchee World — AFL-CIO leader Trumka stirs state union members here (subscription req’d) — Richard Trumka, the president of the powerful AFL-CIO labor organization, brought union members to their feet here Wednesday, rallying them to continue fighting for policies that will create better wages and […]

Trumka’s in town, Dorn sues, all about Hillary, hottest ever…

HL-Wednesday

Wednesday, July 20, 2016   LOCAL   ► From KPQ — AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka to speak at Wenatchee Convention Center — The speech addressing hundreds of union representatives from the Washington State Labor Council, kicks off at 9:30 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The WSLC’s Constitutional Convention is underway, and Communications Director David Groves […]

McCleary’s new price tag, trumpence, Hillary just says ‘no’…

HL-Friday

Friday, July 15, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s News Tribune — High court orders new hearing in McCleary school-funding case — Washington’s highest court wants to hear more from the state’s attorneys about how the Legislature plans to fully fund schools by 2018 — including how much the fix will cost. At […]

Which jobs we subsidize, Hillary on trade, a just transition…

HL-Thursday

Thursday, July 14, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — State schools chief going to court over McCleary case — Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn knows school districts use local levies to pay teachers and principals because they don’t get enough money from the state to offer competitive salaries. He […]

More vapors at Hanford, deep doubt on TPP, Bernie’s with her…

HL-Wednesday

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 INITIATIVE 1433   ► In the Moscow-Pullman Daily News — State should take another crack at higher minimum wage (editorial endorsement, subscription required) — It’s called Initiative 1433, and it is sponsored by a grocery worker from Renton. The new minimum wage would be phased in next year at $11 an […]

Sakuma caves, IBT takes on Uber, big NLRB ruling, working sick…

HL-Tuesday

Tuesday, July 12, 2016   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Sakuma Brothers Farms caves, will negotiate with farmworkers’ union — After a long stalemate between labor rights campaigners and management, Sakuma Brothers Farms has offered a pathway toward unionization for its berry pickers. Familias Unidas has been urging consumers to boycott Sakuma Brothers Farms […]

More McCleary pressure, tough on trade, healthy unions, must-see photo…

HL-Monday

Monday, July 11, 2016   LOCAL   ► From KIRO TV — Darigold workers in Seattle, Issaquah vote to strike — Darigold workers in Seattle and Issaquah voted to strike Saturday. About 200 workers will be affected by the strike. The company said it is actively working with the workers and will be at the […]

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