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Willapa strike update ● I-976 cuts proceed ● The Feelgood Song of 2019™

Friday, December 6, 2019   LOCAL   Willapa Valley Education Association STRIKE UPDATE — Classes are cancelled again today in Day 4 of the strike by the Willapa Valley teachers in Pacific County southwest of Raymond. As mediated negotiations continue, school administrators are telling parents, “We are hoping to have school back in session sometime […]

Enumclaw nurses picket ● #1 vs. #50 ● Unions, PhRMA unite ● La grève!

Thursday, December 5, 2019   LOCAL     ► In today’s News Tribune — Enumclaw nurses picket over pay, staffing as CHI Franciscan aligns with other provider — Nurses at an Enumclaw hospital launched an informational picket Wednesday as contract negotiations continue into their seventh month. The rally at CHI Franciscan’s St. Elizabeth Hospital aimed to […]

Teachers walk in Willapa ● More for farmers, less for food ● Dems and labor

Wednesday, December 4, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the (Aberdeen) Daily World — Willapa Valley teachers on strike — After months of contract negotiations that go back to last summer and the involvement of a state mediator, teachers in the Willapa Valley School District have gone on strike over wages, special education support and […]

Teachers strike in Raymond ● Fortunato goes full Trump ● Return of the strike

Tuesday, December 3, 2019   LOCAL   ► From KXRO — Willapa Valley teachers strike begins — A spokesman for Willapa Valley Education Association says that teachers plan to begin a strike today following months of negotiations with the school district. He said that the main concerns of the WVEA include “student safety, support for […]

Providence still facing strikes ● Pelosi PROcrastinates ● Amazon maims

Monday, December 2, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the Spokesman-Review — Sacred Heart nurses prepare for strike as Tri-Cities nurses reach tentative agreement — A group of unionized nurses in the Tri-Cities reached a tentative contract agreement with Providence officials Monday night, but their counterparts at Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center are continuing to […]

Revenue uptick ● Immigrant worker POWER ● ‘It was no secret’

Thursday, November 21, 2019   The Entire Staff of The Stand is going on vacation. Our next Daily News posting will actually be several days from now — on Monday, Dec. 2. That said, we may post an occasional “emergency” story elsewhere at The Stand from an undisclosed location. Until then…   THIS WASHINGTON   […]

‘Minimal care’ at Swedish ● Cash-cow Seattle ● Non-profits unionizing

Wednesday, November 20, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Swedish nurses authorize strike if negotiations stay stalled — Nurses and health care workers standing outside Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center announced Friday their union, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, had authorized a strike that would affect all Swedish hospitals, including the Edmonds campus. The […]

WTO+20 ● The divide in Yakima ● USMCA still needs work

Tuesday, November 19, 2019   LOCAL   ► From KUOW — ‘Smoke in the street.’ Unions grapple with the complicated legacy of the WTO protests — Twenty years ago, demonstrators converged on downtown Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization. It was supposed to be non-violent. But in a single day, the city was thrown […]

Swedish safety ● IAM sues NLRB ● Flawed I-976 ● $0 taxes for FedEx

Monday, November 18, 2019   LOCAL    ► From KING 5 — Swedish nurses, health care workers vote to strike — Union nurses and health care workers at Swedish Medical Center announced that they have voted Friday to authorize a strike.  Health care workers from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, Washington State Nurses Association and UFCW […]

Clark College strike vote ● Boeing ‘bean counters’ ● History is watching

Wednesday, November 13, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — With nearly all ballots counted, voters reject Washington’s affirmative-action measure — Supporters of the affirmative-action measure Referendum 88 have conceded defeat, as Washington’s counties began tallying and posting the bulk of their remaining ballots. With King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap and other […]


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