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Wenatchee still works, Manka’s boost, Harvey help

Monday, August 28, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Wenatchee waits and wonders about aluminum smelter’s future — The off-again, on-again history of Wenatchee’s massive Alcoa aluminum plant has left the city and former workers unsure about its prospects, even as ingot prices climb to levels that previously sustained one of […]

Scab service, meet Manka, DACA decision, matinee meh

Friday, August 25, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle-area union members who dole out benefits to other union workers go on strike — About 100 unionized Welfare and Pension Administration Service (WPAS) office staffers pay out benefit claims for workers in at least 80 other unions (primarily in the labor […]

Ryan trickles down, Matt Shea’s facts-ism, reviving unions

Thursday, August 24, 2017   TRICKLE-DOWN TAX CUTS   ► In today’s Seattle Times — House speaker Paul Ryan touring Boeing in Everett this morning — Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will tour Boeing Thursday and talk with Boeing employees during an event that will be streamed live on YouTube. Ryan, a Republican from […]

McCleary trouble, Spokane is hiring, Trump’s alt-reality

Wednesday, August 23, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From The Stranger — Seattle Public Schools officials ‘deeply troubled’ by Legislature’s education funding plan — Seattle Public Schools officials announced Monday afternoon that they plan to file a legal brief in the Washington State Supreme Court this week outlining “substantial flaws” in the education funding […]

Ryan coming to Everett, Dem trifecta, Medicaid buy-in

Tuesday, August 22, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — House speaker to visit Boeing in Everett to talk tax reform — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan will tour the Boeing plant in Everett on Thursday and chat with workers about his plan to slash the amount of federal taxes paid by […]

Concrete contract, pressing Trump, voters to decide Missouri RTW

Monday, August 21, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Concrete driver strike that slowed Seattle construction ends with labor deal — The strike by local concrete delivery truck drivers that slowed construction projects across King County is coming to an end following a labor agreement reached Friday. More than a quarter […]

‘Insubordination’ at Sarbanand, Trump’s clone in Spokane, Gentle Glen

Friday, August 11, 2017   NUCLEAR WAR   ► Today’s MUST-SEE from The Rachel Maddow Show   ► In today’s NY Times — Trump warns North Korea: U.S. Is ‘locked and loaded’ — For the third time in a week, President Trump suggested he was ready to strike the small, isolated Asian country that has […]

Nuclear improv, Braceros strike, our hostage crisis, choking on smoke

Thursday, August 10, 2017   NUCLEAR WAR   ► From AP — North Korea announces plan to fire missiles toward Guam — North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, […]

Protest at Sarbanand, Hirst talks, which end is nigh, we crazy

Wednesday, August 9, 2017   LOCAL     ► From KING 5 — Protesters demand accountability for farmworker’s death, labor conditions in Sumas — More than 70 workers, who were fired from Sarbanand Farms after they called attention to unfair and abusive work conditions, marched in protest Tuesday at the berry farm’s management office in […]

Death at Sarbanand, capital budget layoffs, Cathy to appear, what’s broken

Tuesday, August 8, 2017   DEATH AT SARBANAND   ► From The Stranger — Northern Washington farmworker’s complaints of headaches went ignored before his death, colleague claims — Honesto Silva Ibarra, 28, was a married father of three from Mexico who worked in Washington on a H-2A temporary agricultural visa, according to fellow worker Barbaro […]


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