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Janus v. Janus | Jaime vulnerable | McSettlement

Wednesday, March 21, 2018   THE WAR ON UNIONS   ► In the NY Daily News — The Janus-faced war on unions (by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka) — Even Mark Janus doesn’t agree with his corporate backers’ shaky legal arguments against the union. At a breakfast with reporters last month, Janus threw those handlers into a frenzy after […]

Easier, not harder | Crying ‘trade war’ | Oklahoma is not OK | GOP silence is assent

Tuesday, March 20, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From AP — Inslee signs legislation to pre-register some teens, allow same-day voter registration — Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed a package of bills aimed at increasing voter access in Washington state, including a measure to preregister 16- and 17-year-olds and another that allows in-person voter registration […]

Battle for the 797 | Voting rights | Soda tax initiative | Trump ‘unhinged’

Monday, March 19, 2018   BOEING   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — Battle for the 797: Washington state launches the fight to win Boeing’s new jet — Boeing could spend up to $15 billion to design and manufacture the new jet if the Chicago company’s board approves production. It could be the most contentious battle […]

Domestic abuse | More tax cuts | Remember Flint | Nancy vs. Luke vs. Ann

Friday, March 16, 2018   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — A new report details all kinds of bullshit Seattle domestic workers put up with — A new report gives a clearer picture of the challenges faced by domestic workers in Seattle and offers recommendations for the city council’s next labor policy: a Domestic […]

#Enough | New New Seasons? | Senate sides with banks

Thursday, March 15, 2018   LOCAL   ► From KUOW — Students pour out of class to say they’re fed up with gun violence — They wrote it in marker on poster boards; they turned it into a trending hashtag; they spelled it with their bodies across football fields: “Enough.” Students across the nation and Washington state […]

Boeing ♥s trade enforcement | Students walk | McBackfire

Wednesday, March 14, 2018   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing’s 737 hits historic milestone: 10,000 planes produced — Boeing on Tuesday celebrated completing its 10,000th 737 single-aisle jet. More than any other plane, the 737 brought air travel within reach of ordinary Americans. And 50 years after it entered service, its importance to […]

Murdock funds hate | Purging VA rank-and-file | The cost of tips

Tuesday, March 13, 2018   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Murdock Trust’s surprising ties to anti-LGBTQ Groups (by Marsha Botzer and Monisha Harrell) — While applauding its own arts and culture programs, the Vancouver, Wash.-based M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust is much more quiet about its less popular agenda. Murdock provides millions to anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice, and anti-worker groups including: $212,000 […]

A vital voice | Arming teachers | Bit rush | Contempt for Eyman

Monday, March 12, 2018   LOCAL   ► In the Spokesman-Review — Unions are a vital representative voice for workers (by Tina Morrison) — There were three opinion pieces and an editorial cartoon in the March 3 Spokesman-Review which were misleading representations of unions. I appreciate the opportunity to provide a different view. Please note: […]

Hanford missteps | An ambitious agenda | That’s the look

Friday, March 9, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Hanford missteps exposed workers to radioactive contamination, report says — Mistakes and mismanagement are to blame for the exposure of Hanford workers to radioactive particles in December, according to a new report. The primary radioactive air monitors used at a highly hazardous Hanford project […]

Help on the way | Amazon vs. equal pay | Crowd-sourced strikes

Thursday, March 8, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Help on the way for ill Hanford workers — Ill Hanford workers will no longer have to prove to the state that their poor health was caused by working at the nuclear reservation. On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed sweeping legislation that should […]


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