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Our new normal ● Redefining radioactive ● An airline food strike?

Wednesday, June 5, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Washington’s first major wildfire of 2019 grows to 5,000 acres in Grant County — A wildfire in Grant County – Washington’s first major fire event of 2019 – near the Wanapum Dam grew to more than 5,000 acres Tuesday as it burned its […]

Deal at St. Joe’s ● Refinery rules ● Trump’s war on workers

Tuesday, June 4, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — St. Joseph nurses to consider tentative labor agreement — Nurses represented by Washington State Nurses Association will learn the details Tuesday of a tentative labor agreement with CHI Franciscan’s St. Joseph Medical Center. The talks held Friday — as WSNA nurses and […]

Trump’s training cuts ● ACA is still working ● Corporate Cathy vs. unions

Monday, June 3, 2019   LOCAL   ► From Willamette Week — Trump administration to close Forest Service job training centers ahead of wildfire season: “It’s a slap in the face” — On May 24, the Trump administration announced it will close nine Forest Service vocation centers that train disadvantaged youth in wildfire fighting and […]

Port deal in B.C. ● More Trump tariffs ● D.M.C. at 55

Friday, May 31, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the Vancouver Sun — Vancouver, BC port workers, association reach agreement — The ILWU said Thursday the deal was reached after all-night bargaining with the B.C. Maritime Employers Association. About 6,500 longshore workers at ports from Metro Vancouver to Prince Rupert had already begun setting up […]

Amazon goes union ● GOP rigs elections ● USW’s Gerard retires

Thursday, May 30, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Amazon switches to union security contractors; 1,066 laid-off workers may apply for new jobs — Amazon has chosen two unionized contractors to handle security at its campuses in Seattle and nationally. Security Industry Specialists (SIS), the contractor that has provided security at […]

Grounded ’til August? ● Marilyn’s atonement ● Mitch’s switch

Wednesday, May 29, 2019   BOEING   ► From Reuters — Boeing 737 MAX may not return to service until August: IATA head — The International Air Transport Association expects it could take until August before the Boeing Co 737 MAX returns to service, the airline group’s head said on Wednesday, adding that the final […]

So many jobs ● So many bills ● Not enough pantyhose

Tuesday, May 28, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — With Seattle’s entry-level workforce in high demand, employers struggle to keep up — Today in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, employers that rely on entry-level workers have around 24,000 unfilled positions, according a monthly estimate by the state Employment Security Department. All this hot […]

Welcome home, Vietnam vets ● June clearing for takeoff? ● “I don’t know French”

Friday, May 24, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — ‘Welcome home’: New Vietnam War memorial park draws the Mattis family to Seattle — The dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park at the Museum of Flight just south of downtown Seattle will be held this Saturday. James Mattis, the former defense […]

Fund for ironworkers’ families ● H-2A oversight ● Millennial pessimism

Thursday, May 23, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the NW Labor Press — Donations pouring in for the families of ironworkers killed in Seattle crane collapse — More than $128,000 has been donated to the families of two ironworkers killed in an April 27 tower crane collapse in downtown Seattle. The mishap took the […]

Massive safety failure ● What Ford did with its tax cut ● Strength in diversity

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — Human error, safety oversights caused 2017 Amtrak derailment that killed 3 near DuPont — An Amtrak train derailment near DuPont that killed three and injured dozens happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going […]


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