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TPP offensive, uniting United, the other Bernie…


Thursday, June 30, 2016   TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP   ► In today’s Washington Post — Obama and Sanders battle over TPP and the Democratic platform — Sanders reportedly used his post-primary meeting with the president to say he would push for the party to officially oppose the TPP. The president said he would not allow it. […]

WFSE Unity Events, inevitable I-1433, Bernie’s wake-up call…


Wednesday, June 29, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From WFSE — Big day today for more Unity Events — The Washington Federation of State Employees, AFSCME Council 28 is stepping up its public actions with events around the state Wednesday for a fair contract that addresses the pay gap between state employees and counterparts […]

Supporting Tacoma nurses, obstructing Boeing jobs, working hungry…


Tuesday, June 28, 2016   LOCAL   ► From KPLU — Rest breaks are one big issue in negotiations between Tacoma General nurses and MultiCare — Nurses at Tacoma General Hospital held an informational picket on Monday before heading back to the bargaining table with MultiCare this week. The union, the Washington State Nurses Association, said […]

College cuts, tax-free Trump needs $10, uncertain immigrants…


Monday, June 27, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the Seattle Times — New funding formula will mean cuts at some community colleges — A new state formula will lead to cutbacks at Washington’s community colleges, as well as changes in the types of courses the schools will offer. Seattle Colleges has started eliminating […]

ST3 on the ballot, another Everett, D.C. dysfunction, ‘Go (—) the Way’….


Friday, June 24, 2016   SOUND TRANSIT   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Sound Transit puts $54 billion light-rail plan on ballot — Bold. Visionary. Historic. Courageous. Ambitious. Those were some of the adjectives Sound Transit board members used as they voted unanimously to put a $54 billion expansion plan on the November ballot. […]

Triumph triumph, we’re #3, blockade blocks, voting rights gutted…


Thursday, June 23, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Machinists Union votes to end Triumph Composite strike lockout — Machinists Union workers in Spokane have voted to accept a contract offer and end a nearly six-week strike lockout at aerospace manufacturer Triumph Composite Systems on the West Plains. About 400 employees have […]

State workers rally, Sacred Heart nurses march, Kochs summon…


Wednesday, June 22, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Olympian — State workers rally on eve of labor negotiations — State workers rallied Tuesday in Tumwater as part of a summer campaign to persuade the state to provide a labor contract that would boost salaries, make health care more affordable and provide better […]

99% below, Hanford vapors, buying a VP, Kansas fails…


Tuesday, June 21, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► Today at — We can’t get ahead when 99% are behind — That’s right. 99%. State employees are paid less than private and public sector counterparts. We can’t afford to be left behind again. Union contract negotiations are underway – a perfect time to let […]

Boeing lessons, free trade is dead, Obama’s favorite rapper…


Friday, June 17, 2016   BOEING   ► At — Boeing threatens workers on both coasts — A statement by Boeing posted on their anti-union website in South Carolina is drawing media scrutiny for suggesting that jobs in Washington state and South Carolina could be at risk if Congress doesn’t bow to a Norwegian […]

Republican raise blockers, Clinton-Warren, visa abuses…


Thursday, June 16, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Consumers make state revenue picture a bit brighter — Washington will take in about $308 million more from taxes and fees by the end of next June than economists expected earlier this spring. In a state with a two-year budget of more […]




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