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David is Editor of The Stand, and Publications Director for the Washington State Labor Council. He joined the council in 1992 after working as a newspaper copy/layout editor at the Carroll County (Md.) Times and the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot. He earned a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland.

Drivers Union applauds call for fair pay for Uber/Lyft drivers

The following is from the Drivers Union: SEATTLE (July 7, 2020) — Uber and Lyft drivers with the Drivers Union called recommendations released today in an independent academic study of Uber/Lyft driver earnings in Seattle a “major step towards fairness,” while calling for additional measures to ensure a living wage for drivers and transparency for […]

No mask, no service ● Mosqueda jumpstarts Seattle ● Short cuts

Tuesday, July 7, 2020   COVID-19   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, July 7 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 36,985 infections (7-day average of new infections per day: 580) and 1,370 deaths (7-day average of deaths per day: 7)   ► From the News […]

Metro ‘godfather’ dies of COVID-19 ● Boeing unions step up ● Change in the 26th

Monday, July 6, 2020   COVID-19   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, July 6 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 35,898 infections (7-day average of new infections per day: 516) and 1,359 deaths (7-day average of deaths per day: 6) ► From the Seattle Times […]

Support Guild effort to promote diversity at The Columbian

The following is from the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council: VANCOUVER (July 6, 2020) — In recent weeks, leadership at The Columbian newspaper in Clack County have claimed a commitment to diversity and equity. Now, it’s time for action. Columbian newsroom workers — who have organized as The Columbian Guild/Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild — are […]

Union volunteers needed for FUN Banks

(July 6, 2020) — As Washington state and the nation grapple with three ongoing crises — the COVID-19 pandemic, its economic fallout, and addressing racial injustice — it’s become increasingly clear that who we elect to represent us in government — especially at the state level — can have major consequences for our families’ health […]

Real patriots wear masks ● How we got fleeced ● JJ is the GOAT!

Thursday, July 2, 2020   NOTE: The Entire Staff of The Stand is taking Friday off, so our next update will be on Monday, July 6. Have a happy 4th!   COVID-19   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, July 2 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington […]

L&I fines Selah fitness center for violating COVID closure order

The following is from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I): SELAH, Wash. (July 2, 2020) — A fitness center near Yakima is facing nearly $10,000 in fines for operating in violation of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start order. L&I cited company owner Bradshaw Development, Inc. this week after L&I inspectors found Anytime […]

Unions win federal assistance for laid-off Boeing workers

Machinists 751, SPEEA, WSLC successfully petition for TAA benefits   SEATTLE (July 2, 2020) — Workers laid-off from the Boeing Co. will have additional federal assistance benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program because of union action. On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the Machinists Union District 751 was successful in […]

Workers win $2 million after secure scheduling violations at Macy’s

The following is from UFCW 21: SEATTLE (July 2, 2020) — Workers are celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Seattle’s Secure Scheduling law, a law their union UFCW 21 was involved in passing, with a $1,999,839.35 settlement stemming from claims they filed with Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards (OLS) around Macy’s scheduling practices. “When I first […]

New overtime pay ‘duties test’ starts today in Washington

The following is from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I): TUMWATER (July 1, 2020) — Updates to Washington’s rules that spell out what type of workers don’t have to receive overtime pay take effect today, July 1. The rules establish the criteria for certain workers to be considered exempt from getting overtime […]

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