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Teacher contract talks, Obama vs. Dems, science vs. GOP…

HL-Thursday

Thursday, August 25, 2016   TEACHER TALKS   ► In today’s Columbian — Teachers, Evergreen agree on only one point — If agreement is not reached, teachers will decide next Tuesday whether to strike, which would delay the start of the school year for 26,000 students in Southwest Washington’s largest school district. ► From the […]

Another Sakuma walkout, make WA healthier, ‘outrageous’ TPP…

HL-Wednesday

Wednesday, August 24, 2016   LOCAL   ► From BoycottSakumaBerries.com — Unrest continues at Sakuma berry farm — On Tuesday morning, the blueberry crew at Sakuma blueberry fields walked out for second time this month after the management created a disparity in wages and hours worked between blueberry and blackberry harvesters; farm workers claim this […]

Boeing cuts forecast, TPP won’t slow China, kids vs. pizza…

HL-Tuesday

Tuesday, August 23, 2016   BOEING   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Internal sales forecast points to possible cuts ahead for Boeing’s Everett facilities — Boeing expects to sell only 535 jets this year, Aviation Week reports, citing an internal sales forecast that featured a number 27 percent below what the aircraft maker […]

TPP teach-in, end private prisons, how to deliver a baby at work…

HL-Monday

Monday, August 22, 2016   TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP   ► From KING 5 — Musicians ‘Rock Against the TPP’ trade deal in Seattle — The “Rock Against the TPP” tour arrived in Seattle Friday with a lineup of musicians eager to spread awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what they say are its worrying impacts on […]

Waiting on Uber, voters ♥ I-1433, close private prisons, ‘Endless’ love…

HL-Friday

Friday, August 19, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing to issue 100 layoff notices here Friday — The layoff notices will extend across several divisions, the company confirmed, noting that some of those affected may find other positions at Boeing. ► From The Stranger — Uber drivers face uncertain future […]

#OurTimeCounts, candidates clash, cheating democracy…

HL-Thursday

Thursday, August 18, 2016   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Secure scheduling is Seattle’s next big labor fight — Here’s the thing about $15, the revolutionary minimum wage Seattle passed in 2014, setting off a domino effect across the country: If you aren’t getting enough hours of work every week, then even at […]

WTO WTF, Rock vs. TPP Friday, not-so-bold Bryant…

HL-Wednesday

Wednesday, August 17, 2016   AEROSPACE   ► From Reuters — Airbus, Boeing brace for crucial phase in subsidies dispute — The world’s two largest jetmakers are bracing for the next round in a transatlantic spat over billions of dollars of aircraft subsidies, amid accusations of widening U.S. support for Boeing and persistent European aid […]

Council backs I-124, Smith backs Jayapal, Obama backs trickle-down…

HL-Tuesday

Tuesday, August 16, 2016   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Seattle City Council endorses ballot measure to give hotel workers new protections against sexual harassment — The Seattle City Council voted Monday to officially get behind an initiative to offer hotel workers new protections against sexual harassment and workplace injury. Initiative 124, which […]

Port extension, Eyman violation, lame (duck) TPP…

HL-Monday

Monday, August 15, 2016   LOCAL   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Union leaders vote to discuss early contract extension at West Coast ports — ILWU leaders, who represent workers at different ports from Bellingham and Seattle to San Diego, met in San Francisco and voted to enter into talks with Pacific Maritime […]

Boeing ‘softness,’ tax-free Trump, Why Worry…

HL-Thursday

Friday, August 12, 2016   BOEING   ► In the Seattle Times — Boeing admits ‘softness’ in widebody orders, weighs Everett slowdown — Boeing will decide in the next couple of months whether to further cut back planned production of its large 777 jet and may also cancel a planned production increase for the 787 […]

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