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Zombies walk | Fake = negative | Tax breaks don’t work

Wednesday, May 9, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Actors union orders ‘Z Nation’ work stoppage over pay dispute — The union representing actors on SyFy’s “Z Nation” is ordering its members not to work in response to a pay dispute. Rik Deskin, the president of the SAG-AFTRA Seattle office, said that all members […]

Subsidizing Bezos | Postage-paid ballots | Trump vs. children

Tuesday, May 8, 2018   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Amazon among top Washington companies for employee dependence on Medicaid — While Amazon tech workers in Seattle make an average of $110,000 a year, the company recently released data showing its median employee makes less than $30,000 a year. Here in Washington, the tech company ranks […]

Ironworkers weigh in | Shifty Dino | Appeal to Marriott | #MAGA

Monday, May 7, 2018   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Outside Amazon Spheres, iron workers shout down Kshama Sawant over proposed head tax — The debate over Seattle’s proposed business tax to pay for affordable housing and homeless services took a confrontational turn Thursday when dozens of iron workers crashed a rally […]

Amazon vs. taxes | Dino’s dinner | When you join together | Super Bad

Thursday, May 4, 2018   LOCAL   ► From KOMO News — Amazon fires back at Seattle’s proposed head tax, pauses construction projects — Amazon is flexing its muscles making its opposition known to a proposed Seattle tax by bringing a halt to all planning on a massive project scheduled for construction in Downtown Seattle, and may tweak its […]

May Day marches | Trump boys to the rescue | Space cadet Bezos

Tuesday, May 2, 2018   MAY DAY   ► In today’s Seattle Times — May Day marked by peaceful marches in Seattle — Hundreds of people chanted, danced and waved signs during a peaceful, two-hour-long march through downtown Seattle for immigrant and worker rights on May Day for the 19th annual March for Immigrant and Workers Rights. ► […]

May Day! | Jobs, jobs, jobs | T-Sprint good or bad? | Wolf slayed

Tuesday, May 1, 2018   MAY DAY!   ► From KNKX — Labor advocates promote other worker events in addition to May Day marches — Local May Day marches have sparked some tension in recent years, but labor groups want to emphasize the day’s historical roots. May 1 is International Workers Day.  “I think there’s a […]

UW strike vote | Supermajorities vs. schools | Tough talk on trade

Monday, April 30, 2018   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Pay, sexual-harassment issues at stake as UW grad students vote to authorize strike — The contract expires on Monday. Under Washington state law, the terms and conditions of an expired contract carry forward for up to a year while efforts are made […]

Supremely phony | Teachers take a stand | 70 but not rusty

Friday, April 27, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s News Tribune — Washington Supreme Court justice criticized for speech to powerful teachers union — State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu’s speech drew the ire of conservative lawmakers, who said her attendance showed bias toward the powerful Washington Education Association ahead of a case in which […]

New Seasons unwelcome | The virtue of rest | Republicans: Raise taxes

Thursday, April 26, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Here’s why Kadlec caregivers are picketing     ALSO at The Stand — Providence urged to keep promises at Kadlec ► From KNKX — Drivers spar with airport taxi company over fleet reduction — Taxi drivers at Sea-Tac Airport are upset over what they’re calling a “pay-to-play […]

Good jobs go begging | Scathing Hanford report | DACA win

Wednesday, April 25, 2018   TODAY’S MUST-READ   ► From KUOW — High-paying jobs go begging while high school grads line up for bachelor’s degrees — Garret Morgan, 20, is already working on a job site when he isn’t here at the Pacific Northwest Ironworkers shop. Seattle is a forest of construction cranes, and employers are clamoring for […]

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