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Grocery contract vote, GOP vs. retirees, Tao of Willie…


Friday, April 29, 2016   GROCERY CONTRACT   ► From KPLU — Contracts covering 30,000 grocery workers in the Puget Sound area are up for a vote — Grocery store workers in the Puget Sound region came very close to going on strike in late 2013, but recent contract negotiations have gone more smoothly and […]

Worker Memorial Day, more Boeing cuts, May Day…


Thursday, April 28, 2016   WORKER MEMORIAL DAY   ► From KUOW — Half the workers killed in Washington are over 50 — Worker Memorial Day, the day Washington state honors people who lost their lives on the job, is today. Half of the workplace deaths involved people over the age of 50. That number has been […]

Boeing profits off, Green River protest redux, majorities don’t rule…


Wednesday, April 27, 2016   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing misses profit target as charge for tanker crimps earnings — Boeing’s profit fell short of analyst estimates for the first time in five years, after an accounting loss from the first refueling tankers built under a U.S. Air Force contract. Investors […]

Our most unfair taxes, Bryant on Trump (crickets), your raise…


Tuesday, April 26, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Taxes like Texas: Washington’s system among nation’s most unfair — A problem with relying on sales taxes is that, compared with income or property taxes, they hit the poor the hardest. “Low-income people spend most, if not all, of their income […]

Green River protest, Freedom vs. privacy, rich milk Social Security…


Monday, April 25, 2016   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Green River College staff, students walk out over leadership, budget — Hundreds of students, faculty and staff staged a walkout at Green River College in Auburn on Friday, leaving their classrooms to march through campus and shouting for the college’s president to […]

Prison safety, ‘training wages,’ silica rule, we gently weep…


Friday, April 22, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Despite reforms, Washington prison workers still feel unsafe — The murder of a Monroe corrections officer in 2011 incited Washington to develop and deploy the nation’s most comprehensive approach to improving the safety of prison staff. But even with added security […]

‘Unachievable’ at Boeing, Chamber vs. business owners, growth kills…


Thursday, April 21, 2016   BOEING   ► From Bloomberg — Boeing stock falls as analyst says 787 profit goal ‘unachievable’ –Boeing stock tumbled Wednesday after an analyst downgraded the shares to “underperform” and said the U.S. planemaker stood little chance of fully recovering almost $29 billion that’s been sunk into producing the 787 Dreamliner jet. […]

VA privatization fix is in, dead heat in the 7th, memo to Dems…


Wednesday, April 20, 2016   FEDERAL GOVERNMENT   ► In the Boston Globe — Special interest groups want to privatize the VA and nobody is paying attention (by Paul Glastris) — Should America’s veterans receive health care at hospitals and clinics run by the federal government, as they have for more than a century? Or […]

Seattle sky aloft, democracy reborn, to Airbnb or not to Airbnb…


Tuesday, April 19, 2016   LOCAL   ► From Slog — UW report on minimum wage shows ‘little or no evidence’ of price increases in Seattle — A year after Seattle started incrementally increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour, researchers have found little evidence of higher prices. That was one major takeaway from […]

Ignoring the cliff, port extension, get tough on trade…


Monday, April 18, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the Olympian — ‘Levy cliff’ should be more slippery for lawmakers (editorial) — School administrators already are struggling to hire new teachers in order to reduce class sizes. There already was a statewide teacher shortage and now the threat of layoffs. All of this underscores […]



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