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Bad budget, Boeing layoffs are all local, dumber by watching…

Wednesday, March 22, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s News Tribune — GOP budget would reject state worker raises to help pay for schools — To help find more money for schools, the Republican plan would reject nearly all of the collective bargaining agreements Gov. Jay Inslee’s office reached with 38 employee unions. […]

Boeing sheds more jobs, Donald Grump, no sympathy…

Tuesday, March 21, 2017   BOEING   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Boeing plans to lay off 170 workers in region; offers buyouts — Boeing announced more layoffs and a new round of buyouts late last week for workers around Puget Sound. The company continues to trim its workforce [in Washington] as it cuts […]

Market wages, federal layoffs, our white socialism…

Monday, March 20, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — State budget would target 1 in 5 workers for big raises — If approved by the Legislature, most of the state’s 95,000 workers would get a 6 percent raise through the 2019 budget year. But nearly one in five workers — […]

Cutting jobs and meals, Oregon leads, nothing really matters…

Friday, March 17, 2017   TRUMP’S BUDGET   ► From AFL-CIO Now — AFL-CIO analysis of President Trump’s FY 2018 budget — “The $54 billion cut to programs that benefit working families is dangerous and destructive,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Huge cuts to the departments of Labor, Education and Transportation will make workplaces less […]

Reichert comes out, heartthrob AG, Trump’s budget…

Thursday, March 16, 2017   TRUMPCARE   ► From KING 5 — McMorris Rodgers confident health care bill will pass House — The GOP health care replacement bill could head to the House floor as early as next week, but does it have the votes to pass? Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the No. 4 […]

Union gigs, Trumpcare trap, resist or assist…

Wednesday, March 15, 2017   LOCAL   ► MUST-READ In today’s Seattle Times — Uber, Lyft and unionizing the gig economy (by Jon Talton) –Whether workers in the gig economy have a chance at being more than app-based serfs is on the line in Seattle’s unionization ordinance. If gigs are the future for more and […]

‘Freedom’ to lose coverage, House vs. Senate VRA, hate rising…

Tuesday, March 14, 2017   TRUMPCARE   ► In today’s Washington Post — Trumpcare would reduce insured numbers by 24 million, CBO projects — House Republicans’ proposal to rewrite federal health-care law would more than reverse the gains the Affordable Care Act has made in the number of Americans with health insurance, while curbing the […]

Sweetheart coverage, ignore math, unpopular Democrats…

Monday, March 13, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Two bills in Olympia target aerospace tax credit ‘accountability’ for Boeing — Lawmakers in Olympia have introduced bills to tie aerospace tax credits to recipient employment levels in Washington state. A Boeing spokesman said the company remains opposed to any […]

Boomtown, Trumpcare vs. Trumpers, return to the Dark Side…

Friday, March 10, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Record construction frenzy sweeps downtown Seattle, with more building to come — A total of 68 major projects were underway from Sodo to South Lake Union at the end of 2016, the most since records began in 2005. Development is expected to […]

Women in red, big biz’s I-1433 suit, Dave ♥’s Trumpcare…

Thursday, March 9, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — House passes Equal Pay changes on Women’s Day — With many women in the chamber sporting red for International Women’s Day, the House approved changes to the state’s Equal Pay Act that supporters said would fight discrimination on wages for all ages. […]

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