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Join together! | Goldendale EIS | 3-monkeys Cathy | Elwood is 70

Friday, July 1, 2022   ORGANIZING   The staff of Real Change are UNIONIZING! We are journalists, case managers, political organizers, and frontline/development staff who are deeply committed to Real Change’s mission. We aim to make Real Change the best it can be for vendors, ourselves, and our community. 1/2 — Real Change Union (@realchangestaff) […]

No port strike imminent | Biden backs filibuster | SCOTUS kneecaps EPA

Thursday, June 30, 2022   PORT NEGOTIATIONS   ► From the NW Labor Press — ILWU: No strike imminent at West Coast ports — More than 20,000 West Coast dock workers may be working without a contract shortly. But the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association both say they’re focused on negotiating, rather than escalating […]

Support Garden Cycles workers | Paid in Longview | Heat rules tested

Wednesday, June 29, 2022   LOCAL   ► From Real Change — Restoration technicians fight for better working conditions — In December, restoration technicians at the company Garden Cycles voted 13-0 to unionize (with LiUNA Local 242) in order to fight for health care and retirement benefits. The workers, whose company contracts with the city […]

Don’t agonize, organize | Unanimous in Bellingham | 787 woes

Monday, June 27, 2022   ABORTION   ► From Vox — In 48 hours of protest, thousands of Americans cry out for abortion rights — Pro-choice activists and reproductive rights supporters have been making their voices heard through mass protests in response to the Supreme Court’s Friday decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, […]

Supreme Court legalizes forced pregnancy | Play God

Friday, June 24, 2022   ABORTION RIGHTS ARE WORKERS’ RIGHTS   ► From the AP — Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s […]

Mushroom workers unite | Bad union busting | Cathy sticks with Trump

Thursday, June 23, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the Yakima H-R — Ostrom Mushroom Farms workers in Sunnyside submit petition seeking fair pay, respect — Ostrom Mushroom Farm workers in Sunnyside delivered a petition to the company Wednesday demanding fair pay and safe working conditions. About 100 workers and community members, including United Farm […]

Starbucks workers keep winning | Cancel student debt | Profs, Teachers unite

Wednesday, June 22, 2022   STARBUCKS   BREAKING: Marysville, Washington, Starbucks workers win their union election 9-4. This is the 11th unionized store in Starbucks’ home state. — More Perfect Union (@MorePerfectUS) June 21, 2022 ► From the PSBJ — Starbucks to launch ‘Heritage Market’ at 3 Seattle stores ► Via Reddit — Mistreatment at […]

‘Not just a Black holiday’ | Supremes nix Hanford law | Organize!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022   JUNETEENTH   ► From KIRO — Union workers, several groups celebrate Juneteenth — As the country celebrated the Juneteenth federal holiday, several groups in Seattle marched and held a rally at the waterfront. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers and several other groups marched down Alaskan Way holding signs […]

New worker center in Yakima | Hundreds more nerds | We gon’ be alright

Friday, June 17, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the Seattle Times — Seattle selected as one of 11 U.S. cities to host 2026 men’s World Cup — A global spotlight will shine on Seattle again as the city learned Thursday it was selected to host FIFA men’s World Cup matches in 2026. Soccer’s governing […]

Joe from Scranton | Schultz vs. employees | Skilled workers needed

Thursday, June 16, 2022   AFL-CIO CONVENTION   ► From the Washington Post — Biden’s rousing speech before the AFL-CIO is exactly the message Democrats need (by Jennifer Rubin) — President Biden sounded like he used to as vice president and on the campaign trail when he inhabited the persona of “Joe from Scranton.” His […]

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