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Ready to run and hide | Happiest Place on Earth? | Unions Are Great

Wednesday, February 21, 2018   LOCAL   ► From KUOW — ‘Stop work’ declared at Hanford to check vehicles for contamination — Hanford workers have called a “stop work” at the Plutonium Finishing Plant demolition site because of worries about radioactive contamination inside government vehicles. It’s the same site where government contractors have struggled to tame the […]

Budget proposals | Brown boosted | Wage theft rampant

Tuesday, February 20, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From AP — Senate Democrats: Fund teacher salaries, institute property tax cut — Senate Democrats unveiled a plan Monday that would use a projected increase in state revenues to expedite the timeline on fully funding teacher salaries and include a one-time property tax cut for homeowners… House Democrats […]

Wages → jobs → revenue | Dreamers up against the wall | All the Stars

Friday, February 16, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From AP — Revenue forecast brings good news for Washington lawmakers — As lawmakers prepare to unveil their supplemental budget proposals next week they received good news Thursday about state revenue projections that look to increase by about $1.3 billion more than expected through 2021. Overall state revenues increased […]

Radioactive state | Bogus Janus | Every 60 hours in America

Thursday, February 15, 2018   HANFORD   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Hanford radioactive contamination grows: 6 workers, 2 offices, 36 vehicles — Another spread of radioactive contamination has been confirmed at the Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant. In addition, more Hanford workers have tested positive for inhaling or ingesting radioactive contamination from demolition of the plant. […]

Some schools win | Tax cuts > radiation leaks | Trump targets tips | Putin tweets

♥ VALENTINE’S DAY ♥ Wednesday, February 14, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Voters approve most King County school levies in Tuesday’s early returns — Of the 29 levy measures, 22 were passing, while two of the three bond measures were passing. In King County, 16 school districts asked voters to approve levy […]

Support your schools | Trump’s nasty budget | Flu killing 4,000 a week

Tuesday, February 13, 2018   SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOLS   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Support your schools and more; get your ballot in (editorial) — A fair number of voters have yet to turn in their ballots in today’s special election for school and other districts. Stated plainly: Please, get your ballots in. Mail […]

School bus drivers WIN! | Showdown over Dreamers | Janus could backfire

Monday, February 12, 2018   LOCAL   ► From Teamsters Local 174 — School bus drivers ratify new agreement that ends 9-day strike — The new agreement is an overwhelming victory for the group of more than 400 bus drivers. Most of them did not receive healthcare through their employer and did not have access to a […]

First Student school bus strike in Seattle is OVER

BREAKING NEWS (3:25 p.m., Feb. 9, 2018) — The following was just posted by Teamsters Local 174: After meeting with a federal mediator, Teamsters Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks and First Student Senior Director Kim Mingo released the following statement regarding transportation for Seattle Public Schools: “We are pleased to announce that First Student and Teamsters […]

Strike continues | Dino still Dino | fiscal flip-flop | Beatles > Stones

Friday, February 9, 2018   LOCAL   ► From KUOW — Seattle Public School bus driver union to meet with First Student — One week into the Seattle Public School bus driver strike, the two sides may be edging closer to a resolution. Yellow school bus contractor First Student will enter into mediation with Teamsters Local 174 representing […]

First Student talks resume | Sick airline suit | SCOTUS vs. unions

Thursday, February 8, 2018   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Teachers join bus driver strike, company and union to meet Thursday — The ongoing school bus driver strike saw two developments Wednesday: After school let out, teachers and other members of the Seattle Education Association joined drivers on the picket line. The union and […]


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