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Category archives for: DAILY LINKS

UFCW merger rejected | The real death toll | Unions’ greater good

Tuesday, May 29, 2018   LOCAL   ► In the News Tribune — Local grocery, retail workers’ union rejects merger proposal with biggest chapter in the state — You might have noticed buttons, urging “Stand Strong 367 – Vote No,” worn by some area grocery clerks at Fred Meyer and other stores. They are among the workers represented […]

More militant unions | Tax (and job) cuts | NFL kneels | TGIT

Thursday, May 24, 2018   THE WAR ON UNIONS   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — If a worker pays no dues, why get union benefits? (editorial that previously appeared in The Olympian) — The current battle against public-sector unions is coming to a head at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case known as Janus vs. […]

Boeing SC union vote | Judicial activism | Cathy vs. Dreamers

Tuesday, May 22, 2018   BOEING   ► From AP — Union vote set for some South Carolina Boeing workers — Some employees at Boeing’s plant in South Carolina will soon vote on whether they want to join the International Association of Machinists union. The NLRB ruled Monday that 178 flight readiness technicians and inspectors at the […]

Corporate court | Choose Washington | ‘Roll up your sleeves’

Monday, May 21, 2018   THAT WASHINGTON   ► From Bloomberg — Supreme Court says employers can bar worker class-action lawsuits — A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to press legal claims. The decision potentially limits the rights of tens of millions of employees. The […]

Something for nothing | Sabotaging health care | Slip Slidin’ Away

Friday, May 18, 2018   THE WAR ON UNIONS   ► MUST-READ in today’s Olympian — If a worker pays no dues, why get union benefits? (editorial) — The current battle against public-sector unions is coming to a head at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case known as Janus vs. AFSCME in the state of Illinois… […]

Show them the money | Waivers for whites | Walking 1,178 miles to vote

Thursday, May 17, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — What Mukilteo teachers are saying makes sense, but sounds bad (by Jerry Cornfield) — The Mukilteo School District, like most in Washington, will be getting more money from the state to use on teacher salaries. So even though pay is set to rise next […]

War on unions | #UWstrike | Next up: North Carolina

Wednesday, May 16, 2018   WAR ON UNIONS   ► From The Guardian — Exclusive: How right-wing groups wield secret ‘toolkit’ to plot against U.S. unions — Documents obtained by The Guardian reveal that a network of radical conservative think tanks spanning all 50 states is planning direct marketing campaigns targeted personally at union members to encourage […]

Teachers stand strong | I-1631’s coalition | Sen. Murray: Let’s fix health care

Tuesday, May 15, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Mukilteo teachers pack meeting, demand renegotiated contract — Roughly 150 classroom instructors and other staff packed the board’s meeting as several teachers called on the elected leaders of the Mukilteo School District to reopen the contract to ensure an increase in state funding is […]

Ready for Janus | ‘Impairing’ teacher salaries | Not so smart

Monday, May 14, 2018   JANUS   EDITOR’S NOTE — No decision today. Could be next Monday, May 21. ► In the News Tribune — Washington’s public unions fight to retain influence in face of adverse court ruling — Washington’s public unions appear better positioned than many to absorb and even mitigate the likely effects of the […]

Stamp Out Hunger | Farmworkers win | This Is America (again)

Friday, May 11, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Columbian — Stamp Out Hunger campaign hopes to deliver — May is not generally a time of year when people think to donate to the Clark County Food Bank. In fact, that’s the point behind the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive happening Saturday. This is a “strategic […]


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