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Sorry, but The Entire Staff of The Stand is on hiatus until Monday, April 6. We are assuming nothing newsworthy will happen the week we are gone but, on the outside chance we are wrong, we will fill you in when we get back.

KapStone deal, $15B investment, butthurt banks, ‘Sassy’ sings…


Friday, March 27, 2015   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Longview) Daily News — KapStone, union reach tentative deal — KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. and its paper union have reached a tentative contract agreement, union officials said Thursday night. The tentative deal, hammered out after 10 months of often contentious talks that appeared headed […]

Fast Tracking suits, Micro-managing, the ‘freedom’ sham…


Thursday, March 26, 2015   FAST TRACK   ► In today’s NY Times — Trans-Pacific Partnership seen as door for foreign suits against U.S. — An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and hurt their business, […]

Envision Spokane, pension cuts, talking pay, get a raise…


Wednesday, March 25, 2015   LOCAL   ► In the Skagit Valley Herald — Strike over: USW workers approve contract with Tesoro — Steve Garey, head of the USW Local 12-591, said the agreement addresses wage increases, benefits, forced overtime, chronic understaffing and daily maintenance contracting, among other issues. ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Envision […]

We give ‘em a break, Boeing wins, 401(k) failure…


Tuesday, March 24, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From KPLU — Do state tax breaks level the playing field, or reward the powerful? — Washington state’s tax break for chicken barn heating fuel highlights a lot of what’s complicated — and controversial — about a state tax system that’s often criticized as outmoded or unfair […]

Today’s Tesoro vote, two big hearings, the enemy is BS…


Monday, March 23, 2015   REFINERY STRIKE   ► From Reuters — Striking refinery workers to vote on contract — Workers on strike at three Tesoro Corp refineries on the West Coast are due to vote on a new contract this week, the United Steelworkers union said. Workers at two Tesoro refineries in California and […]

Rally Saturday, 80% back accountability, Shut Up and Dance…


Friday, March 20, 2015   REFINERY STRIKE   ► SOLIDARITY RALLY SATURDAY IN ANACORTES — Although the USW and Shell reached a tentative deal on a national oil refinery agreement, the strike that began Feb. 1 continues at Tesoro in Anacortes, Wash. Local bargaining continues over unresolved issues, including the company’s demand to take control […]

Tarnished icon, ‘our climate deniers,’ adjunct unionization…


Thursday, March 19, 2015   LOCAL   ► In The Stranger — Space Needle workers deliver new petition asking for wage increases — It’s been nearly three years since non-tipped Space Needle workers last received a pay increase (that raise was $0.35), and in the meantime a National Labor Relations Board panel has found the […]

Anacortes rally, $15 victory, SU delays again, #soybeanwind…


Wednesday, March 18, 2015   REFINERY STRIKE   ► From Reuters — U.S. refinery deal hits roadblocks at 8 striking plants — A tentative national agreement to end a six-week strike at twelve U.S. refineries has struggled to win ratification at eight plants as workers and companies struggle to settle local issues, according to union […]

Boeing union drive, mmm butter, brave Sir Howard…


Tuesday, March 17, 2015   ‘RIGHT-TO-WORK’   ► In today’s Columbian — Union backers take aim at Madore resolutions — Labor union supporters hope to send the Clark County council the message that they’ve got their eyes on two proposed resolutions (including one that would urge the implementation of so-called “right-to-work” restrictions for all county […]


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