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‘We Out Here!’ celebration of diverse leaders will be Feb. 25

TUKWILA, Wash. — The A. Philip Randolph Institute, Asian Pacific American Labor Association, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and the Racial Justice and Diversity committees of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO are proud to announce “We Out Here!”  This celebration of diverse labor leadership, in honor of and […]

The new North Line | IAM: save Intalco | Why no M3GAN

Tuesday, January 31, 2023   AEROSPACE   ► From the Seattle Times — Boeing to set up a fourth 737 MAX assembly line in Everett — Boeing announced internally Monday morning that it will set up an additional fourth 737 MAX assembly line inside its increasingly empty widebody jet plant in Everett. The move, adding […]

IAM 751 applauds Boeing plan to add 737 MAX line in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. (Jan. 31, 2023) — The Boeing Co. announced on Monday that, due to strong product demand, it will add a fourth 737 MAX production line for its single-aisle family to existing factory space in Everett, Wash. According to the company, the new line is expected to increase 737 MAX production capacity by 25 […]

Boeing hiring | Starbucks organizing | Tech bosses crack the whip

Monday, January 30, 2023   AEROSPACE   ► From the Seattle Times — Boeing added 15,000 jobs in 2022, with more hiring ahead — With attrition and retirements, Boeing’s worldwide workforce grew last year by nearly 14,800 net, bringing the total to 156,354. And this year, Boeing says it plans to hire 10,000 more, mostly […]

Sims: United, there’s nothing we cannot do

The new leaders of your Washington State Labor Council are excited to strive for ‘Better Jobs, Stronger Communities’   By APRIL SIMS (Jan. 30, 2023) — Earlier this month I had the extraordinary honor of being sworn in as President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the largest union organization in the state and […]

Labor Center’s Intro to Workplace Representation will be in March

SEATTLE (Jan. 27, 2023) — Are you a union member looking for ways to address and solve problems at your workplace? Or a new or experienced shop steward looking for a fresh take on supporting your coworkers? Join the Washington Labor Education and Research Center for Building Workplace Power: An Introduction to Workplace Representation. This […]

Traffic safety crisis | Nurse robots | Alright fellas… let’s go!

Friday, January 27, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From the Seattle Times — Washington traffic safety is ‘a crisis that we can’t ignore,’ lawmakers say — Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, alongside Gov. Jay Inslee, pledged Thursday to throw their weight behind solving Washington’s traffic safety crisis, a show of bipartisan solidarity […]

SB 5417 protects workers from coercive anti-union meetings

OLYMPIA (Jan. 27, 2023) — It takes a lot of courage to fight for a better, more fair workplace by joining together with coworkers in a union. Unfortunately, too many workers are compelled to attend coercive captive audience meetings during an organizing campaign, in which companies threaten employees and tell them how they should vote. […]

Corporate WA targets justices | UW librarians celebrate | Fed’s fallout

Thursday, January 26, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From Crosscut — Washington’s new capital gains tax goes before state Supreme Court — It’s part of a century-old struggle to make the state’s tax system more progressive. The Stand — Rally TODAY at State Capitol to support fair taxes — Invest in Washington Now, a movement […]

Capital gains in court | Spokane Co. gives up | Boeing’s bad idea

Wednesday, January 25, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From GeekWire — Washington Supreme Court case for controversial capital gains tax begins this week — The court will hear arguments this week on whether a statewide tax on capital gains in excess of $250,000 is lawful. The tax was approved by the Legislature and signed […]

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