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Safety at St. Joe’s ● Boeing makes changes ● ‘Too hard to market’

Friday, March 22, 2019   LOCAL     ► In today’s News Tribune — St. Joseph nurses launch informational picket before next round of talks — Nurses with CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma held an informational picket at the hospital Thursday. The nurses, who have been in contract negotiations for seven months, sought to […]

‘Listen and understand’ ● The price of safety ● Newsrooms go union

Thursday, March 21, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Starbucks holds its first annual meeting without Howard Schultz — (There was) no shortage of controversy, with United Farm Workers activists protesting outside the meeting, while inside civil-rights leader the Rev Jesse Jackson pressed Starbucks to support the farmworkers who produce the […]

A BlueGreen bill ● Military picks up wall tab ● Right-wing terrorism

Wednesday, March 20, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Reducing energy use in aging buildings is worth the investment (by Stephanie Celt, Kerry Meade, and Nancy Hirsh) — The Washington Legislature can act now to improve the environment, grow good-paying jobs and save money. Those triple bottom-line benefits are all possible […]

Dolores Day ● Dennis the Decider ● Janus loses in court

Tuesday, March 19, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Senate approves day to honor farm-worker activist Dolores Huerta — April 10 will be set aside to honor longtime civil rights activist and labor organizer Dolores Huerta under a bill that received final approval Monday in the state Senate. The co-founder of […]

Kadlec rally ● Hard ‘no’ for Sound Transit ● Sick and bankrupt

Monday, March 18, 2019   LOCAL     ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Kadlec nurses rally to keep staff and patients safe, they say — Kadlec nurses rallied Friday afternoon in Richland for safe staffing levels, paid time-off benefits and protection from violence as contract negotiations after passed the six-month mark. It’s the second […]

White supremacist terrorism ● The poor pay more ● Thank you, Sly

Friday, March 15, 2019   WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM   ► In today’s Washington Post — 49 killed in terrorist attack at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand — Portions of the ghastly attack were broadcast live on social media by a man who released a manifesto railing against Muslims and immigrants. The 74-page document states that […]

‘An abundance of caution’ ● Universal isn’t radical ● Trump vs. unions (again)

Thursday, March 14, 2019   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — FAA grounds Boeing’s 737 MAX, says doomed flights ‘behaved very similarly’ — The similarities “warrant further investigation of the possibility of a shared cause for the two incidents,” acting FAA Daniel Elwell said in an emergency order grounding the MAX 8 and […]

Not grounded here ● Denying overtime pay ● Shocker: Rich people cheat

Wednesday, March 13, 2019   BOEING   ► In today’s Washington Post — FAA doubles down on decision not to ground the Boeing 737 Max, as counterparts around the world have done — U.S. aviation safety officials found themselves virtually alone Tuesday, after their counterparts in Europe and around the world ordered hundreds of Boeing […]

Grounded ● Cutoff tomorrow ● Medicare-for-Less ● Come together

Tuesday, March 12, 2019   BOEING   ► In today’s Washington Post — Britain bans Boeing 737 Max from its airspace as China, Australia and other nations ground the jets after deadly crashes — When China became the first country on Monday to order all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes grounded in the wake of […]

Alaska ferry cuts ● ‘Urgency’ at Boeing ● Trump eyes big Medicare cuts

Monday, March 11, 2019   LOCAL   ► From KING 5 — Ferry workers rally to save Alaska-Bellingham route — The future of the ferry route from Bellingham to Alaska is in jeopardy. Under the proposed Alaska budget, 75 percent of the Alaska Marine Highway System budget would be cut.   ► In the Columbian […]

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