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UW Postdocs ratify ● Stand by Boeing ● Jon lets ’em have it ● Nick was wrong

Wednesday, June 12, 2019   LOCAL   ► Via Twitter… ALSO at The Stand — UW Postdocs reach tentative deal on historic first contract (May 31) ► From KUOW — Two Puget Sound Energy coal plants in Montana closing earlier than expected — Two Puget Sound Energy coal plants will close in December because of […]

McKinley deal ● More UNITE HERE ● World’s best not getting paid

Tuesday, June 11, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Peninsula Daily News — An accord is reached: McKinley Paper Co., local union agree to labor contract — McKinley Paper Co. has reached agreement with the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Local 155 on a new labor deal that will be in effect […]

Time is precious ● WA Policy Center vs. workers ● Still no ERA

Monday, June 10, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the Seattle Times — If salaried employees work overtime, compensate them fairly (by Sen. Karen Keiser and Rep. Mike Sells) — Today, it’s too easy to make employees exempt from overtime wages simply by calling them “managers” and paying them a few dollars more than […]

Let Charles Walk ● Sharing is caring ● R.I.P., Dr. John

Friday, June 7, 2019   FREE SPEECH   ► BREAKING from The Columbian — Heritage students walk out in support of student barred from ceremony — Dozens of Heritage High School students walked out of class Friday in solidarity with a classmate who alleges school administration has turned a blind eye to bullying, harassment and […]

Time for time-and-a-half ● Feds’ Hanford plan ‘reckless’ ● No Nutella

Thursday, June 6, 2019   OVERTIME PAY   ► From KIRO 7 — 250,000 more Washington workers could be eligible for overtime under new plan — Sidney Kenney spent a decade as a salaried worker. “It’s hyped up as this sort of status. You’re salaried now, you’re indispensable now, you’re so much more important,” Kenney […]

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 […]

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