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I-1000 is a milestone ● Peaceful May Day ● Barr spins

Thursday, May 2, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Repealing ban on affirmative action a milestone achievement (editorial) — Initiative 1000 will end Washington’s 20-year ban on affirmative action without quotas or preferential treatment. It clears longstanding obstructions that prevented Washington’s public colleges and employers from working toward diversity goals […]

May Day ● #MeToo @ Marriott ● Dems should lift up unions

Wednesday, May 1, 2019   LOCAL   ► From KNKX — Seattle to mark May Day with 20th annual march for immigrant rights — May 1 is celebrated around the world as International Workers’ Day. But in the Seattle area, the celebrations have long emphasized immigrant workers in particular. This is the 20th straight year […]

Fund for Ironworkers’ families ● Schools reassess cuts ● Gig contractors

Tuesday, April 30, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Investigation into fatal crane collapse in Seattle now spread to 5 companies — The state investigation into Saturday’s fatal crane collapse in South Lake Union was expanded to include a fifth company on Monday as city officials sought to explain why one […]

Tragedy in Seattle ● Midnight budget ● I-1000 passes

Monday, April 29, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — ‘A tragic day in Seattle’: Fallen crane kills four in South Lake Union — A tower crane working on a new Google campus fell like a thunderbolt from the roof of a South Lake Union building, smashing into six cars and killing […]

Vote on I-1000 ● IBEW ‘the greatest’ ● Boeing SC fix: Union ● Van the Man

Friday, April 26, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Legislature’s Democrats announce tentative deal on new state budget — Democratic budget writers for the House and Senate on Thursday announced that they had reached a tentative deal on a new two-year state operating budget. They didn’t release any details on […]

Our clean future ● Spokane sports car ● Flashback: Joe and Hillary

Thursday, April 25, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Where’s the future of clean energy? Right here in Washington (by Larry Brown and Scott Farris) — The Washington State Legislature has approved and Gov. Jay Inslee is poised to sign landmark legislation to address our state’s climate impact and build […]

Nurses need breaks ● Ski union ● Grotesque at Disney

Wednesday, April 24, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   EDITOR’S NOTE — Hundreds of nurses, medical technicians, other frontline healthcare workers and their supporters are gathering this morning at the State Capitol in Olympia, and will be meeting with their legislators to urge passage of a compromise conference committee version of SHB 1155. Call your legislators […]

All hands on deck for nurses’ rally ● Shea’s cray cray ● Who’s the Hanford boss?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Washington Post — A state senator said nurses ‘probably play cards’ at work. Facing mass outrage, she’s apologized. — State Sen. Maureen Walsh (R) apologized on Monday after drawing nationwide backlash for saying nurses in smaller hospitals “probably play cards for a considerable amount […]

Don’t ignore CTCs ● ‘I was tired’ ● Shoddy in SC ● Stop & Shop deal

Monday, April 22, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin — Community colleges can’t be ignored in state budget (editorial) — These schools play an essential role in our state’s economy, which is something that seems to be undervalued. We can no longer afford to take these schools for granted. Whatever […]

Cancel after 10 episodes? ● Card-playing nurses ● The Spirit of TGIGF

Friday, April 19, 2019   OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE   ► In today’s Washington Post — Mueller report lays out obstruction evidence against the president — The report from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III lays out in alarming detail abundant evidence against Trump, finding 10 “episodes” of potential obstruction of justice but ultimately concluding it […]

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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