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RTW nonsense, shrewd ILWU, knowledge isn’t power…


Thursday, March 5, 2015   ‘RIGHT TO WORK’   ► In today’s (Vancouver) Columbian — Right to Work = Freedom (editorial) — With limits on hours worked and strict safety regulations and minimum-wage rules, government over the past century has somewhat eliminated the need for organized labor… Even with the middle class devolving, and even […]

Demolition of workers’ comp, NLRB vote, buybacks vs. wages…


Wednesday, March 4, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From AP — House votes to raise hourly minimum wage to $12; measure now headed to Senate — The state House voted along party lines Tuesday to raise the state’s minimum wage — already the nation’s highest — to $12 an hour over the next four […]

Debate the TPP, Senate acts, FF fails (again), GOP haters…


Tuesday, March 3, 2015   INTERNATIONAL TRADE   ► In today’s LA Times — Let’s debate the Trans-Pacific Partnership — history’s largest trade deal — before OKing it (by Robert Reich and Richard Trumka) — A fast-tracked TPP would lock in a rigged set of economic rules, lasting potentially forever, before most Americans — let […]

Boeing layoffs, Senate bumps, DHS drama, Walker whoa…


Monday, March 2, 2015   REFINERY STRIKE   ► From Reuters — Union, Shell to resume talks in U.S. refinery strike on March 4 — Negotiations to settle the largest U.S. refinery strike are set to resume on March 4, the union and lead oil company negotiator said on Friday, the 27th day of the […]

Strike drags on, Inslee monitors, trading away America, The Emotions…


Thursday, February 26, 2015   REFINERY STRIKE   ► From Reuters — U.S. refinery strike continues with no steps toward settlement — The largest U.S. refinery strike since 1980 continued through its 25th day on Wednesday with no movement toward renewed talks to end a walkout by 6,550 union workers at 15 plants, including 12 […]

Spreading strike, Boeing chips in, GOP’s DHS trainwreck…


Wednesday, February 25, 2015   REFINERY STRIKE   ► From Reuters — Union chief says U.S. refinery strike could spread — The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years could spread if talks over improved safety conditions do not resume soon, USW International President Leo Gerard said on Tuesday. A total of 6,550 USW members […]

Boeing’s breaks, price of politics, stifling cities…


Tuesday, February 24, 2015   BOEING’S BREAKS   ► In today’s Seattle Times — WTO to review European claims of illegal tax breaks for Boeing 777X — The World Trade Organization on Monday agreed to set up a panel to examine European Union allegations that Washington state’s $8.7 billion in Boeing tax breaks to land […]

Bustling ports, rally redux, Fast Track, ‘cowardly’ Walker…


Monday, February 23, 2015   PORT CONTRACT   ► From AP — Longshore union, port operators prepare to vote on proposed agreement — West Coast dockworkers and their employers ended their nine-month standoff Friday evening with a tentative five-year contract deal, averting a shutdown of 29 ports. Labor secretary Tom Perez brokered a compromise on […]

Port deadline, ‘kids before concrete,’ not napkin worthy…


Friday, February 20, 2015   Today’s news is a bit abbreviated because the Entire Staff of The Stand is busy at the WSLC Legislative Conference that precedes today’s big Labor Rally at noon on the Capitol Steps. We’ll see you there!   PORT NEGOTIATIONS   ► Today from AP — Perez gives 2 sides in […]

PMA bypasses bargaining, DOC fairness, best bagger…


Thursday, February 19, 2015   PORT NEGOTIATIONS   ► From AP — Employers appeal to dockworkers in West Coast port fight — Cargo companies have gone straight to West Coast dockworkers with what they call their “last, best and final” offer in a contract crisis that has choked off billions of dollars in international trade. […]


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