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Senate Dems block bill exempting tribal casinos from labor law

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 18, 2018) — A bill to deny labor rights to employees of casinos and other enterprises on tribal trust land failed Monday in the U.S. Senate when a package of bills containing the measure fell five votes short of the 60 needed to break a filibuster. Both Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) […]

Republican effort to slash Social Security program fails

All state Republicans vote for amendment that would have decimated program   WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2018) — When he leaves Congress after this year, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) legacy will be his repeated attempts to cut Social Security and Medicare while providing massive tax handouts to billionaires and corporations. Last week, Washington state’s […]

U.S. is one of the least-taxed developed nations: analysis

The following is from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy: WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2018) — The most recent data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show that the United States is one of the least taxed of the developed nations. The 35 OECD nations include most developed nations and the […]

Take action: Your right to a timely union vote may be at risk

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2018) — Three years ago, the National Labor Relations Board took modest steps to streamline, modernize and improve the process by which workers petition for an election to vote on forming a union at work. The rules reduced unnecessary delay caused by management lawyers litigating issues in […]

Murray announces deal with DOL to protect workers’ tips

The following is from U.S. Sen Patty Murray (D-WA): WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 22, 2018) — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced an agreement Wednesday with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to fix the Trump administration’s proposed […]

Sign petition against Labor Department’s ‘tip theft’ rule

UPDATE (March 22, 2018) — Late Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced an agreement with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to fix the Trump administration’s proposed tip rule, so that employers are not able to […]

PA race shows ‘path to power runs through labor movement’

(March 14, 2018) — The following statement was released today by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on union members propelling Conor Lamb to victory in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District: Congratulations to Rep.-elect Conor Lamb and union members in Pennsylvania who propelled him to victory. Conor won this race because he proudly stood with unions, shared our […]

Senate about to put economy at risk by dismantling bank rules

UPDATE (March 15, 2018) — The Senate voted 67-31 Wednesday night to pass the bill. Both Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell voted “no.” The legislation faces an uncertain fate going forward, as House Republicans are expected to push for an even more expansive rollback of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2018) […]

Those Girl Scouts cookies support good Teamster jobs

The following is from the Teamsters: (March 9, 2018) — The Girl Scouts of America only trust two bakery factories in the U.S. to make and bake their famous cookies—the Interbake Foods bakery in North Sioux City, S.D. and the Little Brownie Bakers bakery in Louisville, Ky.—and Teamster members work at both. “We’ve represented the […]

Study: Prevailing wage laws close racial income gap in the trades

The following is from The Illinois Economic Policy Institute: LAGRANGE, Ill. (March 5, 2018) — Prevailing wage laws reduce income inequality between African-American and white construction workers by as much as 53% and help more blue-collar workers reach the middle class, according to new research by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and University of Illinois […]

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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