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Growing unions ● Will 747+50 = 797? ● Foxxconned ● Snow’s very nice

Friday, February 8, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Longview) Daily News — Local unions seeing membership increase following statewide trend –According to the Washington State Labor Council, union members now make up 20 percent of the state’s workforce, making Washington the third most unionized state in the country, behind Hawaii and New York. […]

Investing in jobs ● Tax-cut bust ● Larsen steps up ● No more shutdowns

Thursday, February 7, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Terminal 5 upgrade is good for Seattle and the state (editorial) — Even as Seattle becomes more tech centric, it must continue supporting its maritime sector, which provides tens of thousands of jobs and economic opportunity across the state. The sector will get a […]

Radical Seattle ● Abrams wins the night ● Pence defends shutdown

Wednesday, February 6, 2019   TODAY’S MUST-READ   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Setting the record straight on the 1919 Seattle General Strike (by Ron Judd) — In 1919, Seattle’s General Strike shut down the city for 6 days — but in the 100 years since, its stories have grown a little murky… The strike remains, […]

‘The way we operate’ ● Where are the wages? ● Splitting us in two

Tuesday, February 5, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Window, door maker Jeld-Wen announces plans to close Yakima plant; 180 jobs affected — Jeld-Wen has notified local and state officials of the closure. It has a program in place to move employees to its other facilities or provide outplacement services for […]

Big Boeing bonuses ● Tax the rich ● ICE ignores sexual assaults

Monday, February 4, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the (Everett) Herald — Boeing workers in Washington get $429M in annual bonuses — Boeing employees across Washington state will receive incentive bonuses totaling nearly $429 million this month, almost half of the $886 million in bonuses being paid companywide. But despite the record financial results […]

Boeing adds jobs ● YES on levies ● Stylists are safe ● Old Friends

Friday, February 1, 2019   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — For the first time in six years, Boeing employment grows — In 2018, Boeing added almost 4,000 jobs in Washington state and nearly 9,000 companywide, the aerospace giant’s first employment increase in six years. This uptick follows five straight years of employment declines. In Washington […]

80 cents an hour ● Medicare for all ● Laughable Schultz

Thursday, January 31, 2019   LOCAL   ► From Working Washington — Earn 80 cents an hour delivering groceries for Instacart! — That’s what Instacart actually paid Tom, an Instacart worker, on January 19, for 69 minutes of his time. We’ve been hearing from hundreds of Instacart workers about dismal pay that falls far below the […]

Boeing soars ● Big raises ● Must-see Trumka

Wednesday, January 30, 2019   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Record Boeing earnings soar past Wall Street expectations — The key metric the stock market currently watches to judge Boeing’s performance is cash flow, which came in at $2.95 billion for the quarter and $15.3 billion for the full year. Also for the first […]

Back pay is due ● Unhappy stylists ● Involuntary part-timers

Tuesday, January 29, 2019   TRUMP’S SHUTDOWN   ► From the AP — Shutdown Q&A: When will federal government workers get paid? — White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that he hopes all federal workers will receive back pay this week. But when exactly that happens depends on the agency. ► In today’s Washington Post […]

‘This fight is far from over.’ ● Howard the Schmuck ● Your tax increase

Monday, January 28, 2019   TRUMP’S SHUTDOWN   ► From The Stand — AFL-CIO’s Trumka: Collective action ended shutdown — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: “This fight is far from over. Federal workers urgently need their back pay distributed; in the case of federal contractors, they still need it to be authorized. And both deserve a long-term funding […]


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