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VOTE! Farmworkers take a stand, Clark needs capital, fired for flipping off

Monday, November 6, 2017   VOTE!   ► TOMORROW (Tuesday, Nov. 7) is the deadline to mail or deposit your ballot in a local dropbox. Also check out the list of labor-endorsed candidates who have been vetted, interviewed and recommended based on where they stand on wages, health care, housing and other working family issues. […]

GOP’s corporate giveaway, America’s truth crisis, Tash’s genius

Friday, November 3, 2017   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Seattle will begin proactively investigating industries that may be ripping off workers — Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards will soon begin an important new type of labor law investigation. “Directed investigations” is the incredibly unsexy term for a type of labor law enforcement […]

Trickle-down tax cuts, hotel workers UNITE, Hillary’s DNC takeover

Thursday, November 2, 2017   TRICKLE-DOWN TAX CUTS   ► Today from the NY Times — Republicans release tax plan, cutting corporate and middle-class taxes — Republican lawmakers are unveiling the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code in decades, outlining a plan to cut taxes for corporations, reduce them for middle-class families and tilt […]

$1.2 million a day, Jay vs. Cathy on tax plan, sick and detained at 10

Wednesday, November 1, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle Public Schools says it will seek $1.2M a day if school-bus drivers go on strike — Seattle Public Schools said Tuesday that it intends to seek damages of $1.2 million per day from its school-bus contractor if the contractor’s drivers go on strike […]

Washington women step up, drain the swamp, scary movie

Tuesday, October 31, 2017   WASHINGTON WOMEN   ► From NW News Network — Women at Washington Capitol say ‘me too’ — Nicole Grant and Jessyn Farrell were two of nine women who told stories about the climate for women working at Washington’s Legislature in light of reports of male misconduct emerging at statehouses across […]

End the hostage crisis, ITMFA, Trump’s tax cuts, unions are cool…

Monday, October 30, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Pass a capital budget to help rural communities build (editorial) — Each day, a leaking sewer system reminds Carbonado residents how the Legislature can’t get its job done. The Pierce County town of 665 people is in line for about $12 […]

Seattle’s next leaders, Trumpcare tax, our workless future, Fats

Friday, October 27, 2017   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Two labor leaders make the case for Jenny Durkan (by Nicole Grant and David Rolf) — Our organizations helped lead the way for $15, secure scheduling, paid sick leave, ban-the-box, and the other victories workers have won in Seattle. Now, we are enthusiastically […]

Manka maligned, Aberdeen mill fined, local media undermined

Thursday, October 26, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Ignore misleading attack ads in 45th District Senate race (editorial) — A TV ad paid for by Working Families, a group backed entirely by Senate Republicans’ soft money PAC, evokes outdated and offensive stereotypes about people of color. It likens Manka […]

SS Steiner strike, Sinclair silent, Murray scores, no sense of decency

Wednesday, October 25, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Striking S.S. Steiner workers in Yakima say their rights are on the line — For more than a month, about two dozen workers from S.S. Steiner’s pellet and warehouse departments have been picketing outside the company’s Yakima facility… To those not familiar […]

WSU cuts, McCleary fix isn’t in, unions can take us back to normal

Tuesday, October 24, 2017   LOCAL     ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — WSU president announces sweeping budget cuts to reduce $30 million deficit — WSU President Kirk Schulz announced sweeping budget cuts in an online statement Monday evening. Each department at all five of WSU’s campuses has been instructed to reduce spending by 2.5 […]

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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