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We react on immigration, we love USPS, we fear Shia…


Friday, November 21, 2014   IMMIGRATION   ► In today’s NY Times — Obama, daring Congress, acts to overhaul immigration — The president chose confrontation over conciliation on Thursday as he asserted the powers of the Oval Office to reshape the nation’s immigration system and all but dared members of next year’s Republican-controlled Congress to […]

Immigration (finally), WA flies blind, lost souls…


Thursday, November 20, 2014   IMMIGRATION   ► In today’s NY Times — Obama’s immigration plan could shield 4 million — Up to four million undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least five years can apply for a program that protects them from deportation and allows those with no criminal […]

Amazon settles, GOP preps, overtime pay disappears…


Wednesday, November 19, 2014   LOCAL   ► From Bloomberg — Amazon worker forces changes as NLRB settles claim —  Amazon Inc. agreed to change some of the rules for workers at the web retailer’s warehouses in the U.S. so that employees can communicate about pay and working conditions without fear of retaliation. The deal could […]

Sakuma workers win (again), McNerney vs. IRS, re: TPP…


Tuesday, November 18, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — About 1,100 employees of Tacoma’s CHI Franciscan Health system go on 24-hour strike — Dozens of CHI Franciscan Health employees marched a picket line this morning at St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Clare Hospital, part of a 24-hour strike called during […]

Papers on ports, Walker’s ‘dream,’ inequality gets worse…


Monday, November 17, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Slowdown at ports needs quick solution (editorial) — The implications of labor strife along the West Coast are far-reaching and may call for federal intervention if the issues cannot be quickly resolved. Longshoremen make a fantastic living. Port businesses turn big profits. Their labor […]

Port fingers, Obama orders, SCOTUS power grabs, heckuva song…


Friday, November 14, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s P.S. Business Journal — Ports to unions and its employer: stop finger pointing and get back to work — Contract negotiations between the ILWU and the PMA turned ugly at the beginning of November when the PMA sent out a press release blaming the union […]

Left behind in Seattle, postal protests, unions are sexy…


Thursday, November 13, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — As Seattle gets richer, the city’s black households get poorer — While Seattle’s median household income soared to an all-time high of $70,200 last year, wages for blacks nose-dived to $25,700 — a 13.5 percent drop from 2012. Among the 50 largest […]

Noncompete nonsense, AWB blinders, Boeing outsourcing…


Wednesday, November 12, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Congestion at ports rattles growers, importers and truckers — Pressure is mounting for terminal operators and West Coast unions to reach an agreement so container shipping in Seattle, Tacoma and other ports can return to normal. Meanwhile, food containers are at risk […]

Sea-Tac airlines sue, vets helping vets, Dem wages…


Tuesday, November 11, 2014   LOCAL   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Airlines sue Port of Seattle over Sea-Tac Airport wage hikes — Airlines flying out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are suing the airport’s operator, the Port of Seattle, over the port’s summertime decision to mandate higher wages at the airport. The airlines’ […]

Port power, paying for 1351, typo activism…


Monday, November 10, 2014   LOCAL   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Trade organizations ‘feeling powerless,’ call for federal mediator as ports’ labor dispute heats up — Experts say disputes in labor negotiations between the ILWU and its employer, the Pacific Maritime Association, could be based on a plethora of issues including changes […]


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