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The Stand is on hiatus until further notice, but should be back by next Monday, Aug. 22.

Beyond capacity | WA’s heat rule | IRA of ’22 | NAFTA of ’92

Friday, August 12, 2022   HEALTH CARE   ► From the PS Business Journal — Harborview Medical Center in crisis as it runs out of space for patients — Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center is in crisis, hospital leaders say, and patients who not seeking urgent care are being diverted to nearby hospitals through at least […]

Missing the mark | Back-to-School drive | Cantwell and CHIPS

Thursday, August 11, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the South Seattle Emerald — Seattle Children’s still missing the mark on diversity (by WSNA member Edna Cortez) — I love working at Seattle Children’s as a nurse. I have been at the hospital for over 30 years in various areas, and I love the mission […]

Nurses rise up | Jaime concedes | Law & Order at Mar-a-Lago

Wednesday, August 10, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the Seattle Times — Seattle Children’s hospital nurses picket for better wages, working conditions — Chants, picket signs and honking filled the 41st Avenue Northeast and Sand Point Way Northeast intersection in front of Seattle Children’s hospital Tuesday. Nurses at the pediatric hospital, represented by the […]

Villainous Starbucks | Biden earns praise | We took their children

Monday, August 8, 2022   SHAME ON STARBUCKS   13 years of dedication, passion and hard work. This is what @Starbucks does to hardworking and dedicated employees. Shame on them. No respect or courtesy. Please Share @SBWorkersUnited — Sam Amato (@HiSamIsCool) August 5, 2022 ► From WIVB — Starbucks United says worker was fired […]

Pay Children’s nurses | Joe gains on Jaime | 528K jump in jobs

Friday, August 5, 2022   LOCAL      ► From KOMO — Nurses at Seattle Children’s Hospital plan informational pickets amid concerns over pay — Some nurses at Seattle Children’s Hospital said they are fed up and burnt out from issues at the medical center and are still working without a contract following nine […]

Confluence contract | NLRB outrage | Railroad strike ahead

Thursday, August 4, 2022   ELECTION   ► From KUOW — Despite early attacks by Republicans, incumbent Democrats fared better than expected in WA legislative races — For Republicans, the early primary results served as a buzzkill to what they thought was their best chance in years at fundamentally altering the political makeup of the […]

Murray by 22 in ’22 | Cap drug costs | Contrived teacher shortage

Wednesday, August 3, 2022   ELECTION   ► From the Seattle Times — U.S. Senate election results: Murray, Smiley advance in WA — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat seeking a sixth term, led Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley by about 22 percentage points in primary election results Tuesday night. “I’m grateful to all of the […]

VOTE today | Concrete no-shows | Lower prices for all

Tuesday, August 2, 2022   ELECTION   ► From McClatchy — Ballots must be postmarked or placed in official ballot drop boxes by 8 p.m. Tuesday — Primary election ballots in Washington must be postmarked — not simply mailed — or placed in official ballot drop boxes by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. Residents can […]

No Boeing strike for now | We’ll be right back

Monday, August 1, 2022   AEROSPACE   ► From the IAM — Machinists union members at Boeing St. Louis to vote on modified contract offer, temporarily averting imminent strike — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ (IAM) overnight bargaining session with the Boeing, has resulted in a modified contract offer from the company. […]


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