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Thank you, veterans ● 2½-year strike over? ● Educators: Enroll now!

Monday, November 11, 2019   VETERANS DAY   WATCH: a message from @unionveterans executive director Will Attig on #veteransday2019. #1u — AFL-CIO ✊🏽 (@AFLCIO) November 11, 2019 ► In today’s Columbian — Join together to thank veterans for their service (editorial) — Equally important, the holiday should provide an opportunity to reflect upon how […]

Hanford raises ● Fairness gains ● Bonnie’s birthday

Friday, November 8, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Hanford union workers agree to contract extension with pay raise — Workers under the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council voted in favor of extending its collective bargaining agreements for a year. HAMTC is an umbrella group for 15 Hanford unions that represent […]

I-976 mayday ● Falling feces ● ERA Now? ● Scab shaming

Thursday, November 7, 2019   ELECTION   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Affirmative-action measure Referendum 88 continues to trail. but many King County votes still to be tallied — Washington voters continue to reject an affirmative-action measure, with Wednesday’s vote count showing statewide Referendum 88 still trailing. But with an estimated 277,000 votes still to be tallied […]

‘Harsh reckoning’ ahead ● Unionists running, winning ● ‘OK, boomer’

Wednesday, November 6, 2019   LOCAL ELECTIONS   ► Today at The Stand — I-976 passes; I-1000/R88 remains too close to call ► In today’s Seattle Times — I-976 could leave Washington voters with a harsh reckoning (editorial) — The voters’ approval of I-976 will pit worthy project against worthy project as the state’s many infrastructure […]

VOTE! ● Mercury’s non-competes voided ● Unions deliver financial security

ELECTION DAY Tuesday, November 5, 2019   VOTE!   Find that ballot and VOTE! It must be mailed — postage free! — and postmarked TODAY to count. Or you can deposit it in a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. tonight. Visit your county auditor’s website for more information about where those drop boxes are, […]

Find that ballot and VOTE ● More than jobs in Kalama ● Party-girl Jaime

Monday, November 4, 2019   VOTE!   Find that ballot and VOTE! It must be mailed — postage free! — by tomorrow or deposited in a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. tomorrow. Here are labor’s endorsements for your consideration. Visit your county auditor’s website for more information, including how you can still vote if […]

Union YES at The Columbian ● NO on I-976 ● Who unplugged first?

Friday, November 1, 2019   LOCAL   ► From the NewsGuild-CWA — Journalists of The Columbian vote 19 to 8 to unionize — The extraordinary wave of union organizing hit the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, when journalists at The Columbian in Vancouver, Wash., voted 19-8 to to become the newest members of The NewsGuild-CWA. They are […]

“Willing to stand outside and fight” ● Boeing boss takes a beating ● House votes on impeachment

Thursday, October 31, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Providence workers authorize a strike over wages, sick leave — Several hundred workers at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett voted overwhelmingly this week to authorize a strike, UFCW 21 announced Wednesday. Technicians and professionals employed by Providence hope Tuesday’s action moves along […]

Providence strike votes ● Hostile hearings ● GOP running out of ledges

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the Walla Walla U-B — Local nurses vote for strike — Nurses at Providence St. Mary Medical Center voted Friday to authorize a strike if terms of a contract can’t be negotiated. Registered nurses at St. Mary joined teams across the state in approving the strike option. […]

Grocery deal near ● Approve I-1000/R88 ● Boeing CEO testifies

Tuesday, October 29, 2019   LOCAL   ► From UFCW 21 — Grocery store bargaining update: Exciting news! — After more than six months of negotiations, hundreds of actions leafleting and picketing in front of our stores, wearing solidarity buttons, handing out 25,000 Better Jobs-Better Communities union grocery store bags to our customers, and joining […]


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