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DREAMers’ renewals due Oct. 5; scholarships can cover fees

The following is from the Office of the Governor: OLYMPIA (Sept. 28, 2017) — Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday that Washington state DREAMers will soon have assistance in paying the $495 application fee to apply for a two-year extension of their status in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Advocates recommend DREAMers mail their applications […]

‘Blatantly political’ attack on working people

Public employee unions: Supreme Court’s Janus case will further rig U.S. economy against workers   WASHINGTON (Sept. 28, 2017) — The following statement was issued Thursday by members and leaders of AFSCME, AFT, NEA, and SEIU — the nation’s four largest public sector unions — in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant […]

Republicans try to buy votes to kill ACA

While Trump was baiting NFL players, GOP senators were resuscitating their last-ditch effort to take away health coverage from millions of Americans.   By DAVID GROVES The Stand WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 25, 2017) — If you’re wondering why President Trump decided to take on peaceful protests by NFL players over the weekend, when he couldn’t […]

DREAM nurse speaks out to save DACA

‘My patients do not care where I’m from when I’m taking care of them.’   By RUTH SCHUBERT Washington State Nurses Association WENATCHEE (Sept. 19, 2017) — Jessica Esparza says she’s here to stay. She wants to keep working as a registered nurse on the medical oncology unit at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She […]

Call Congress to stop latest health care attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 18, 2017) — They’re ba-ack. Republicans in the U.S. Senate are making a last-ditch attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the Sept. 30 deadline to do so through a simple majority party-line vote. The Graham-Cassidy bill is being marketed as a “moderate” approach, but it is just as cruel as […]

Murray’s new child care bill: ‘Right thing, smart investment’

The following is from the Office of Senator Patty Murray (D-WA): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 15, 2017) — Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate education committee, on Thursday introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, a comprehensive early learning and child care bill to ensure affordable, high-quality child care for working […]

Tell Congress: NO on Trump’s corporate tax giveaway

By DAVID GROVES The Stand WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 13, 2017) — After failing in their campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take away health care coverage for 23 million Americans — including 388,000 here in Washington state — President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are desperate for a legislative victory. Now they […]

Local Republicans attack prevailing wage standards

Herrera Beutler, McMorris Rodgers vote to repeal construction wage standards   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 8, 2017) — As the U.S. House of Representatives has been voting this week on appropriations bills to keep the federal government running, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has been attempting to amend every piece of legislation to undo Davis-Bacon protections that […]

WSLC: ‘We stand tall with the DREAMers’

The following statement was released Tuesday by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, regarding President Trump’s announcement that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA): The AFL-CIO and the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO support the DACA program and the 800,000 DREAMers who are American children and […]

NAFTA 2.0: Take action to make it work for working people

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 21, 2017) — On Sunday, the opening round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement concluded and not much is known about what was discussed, except that they are racing to meet a tight political calendar, and are set to reconvene Sept. 1-5 in Mexico, again later that month […]

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