The Stand

Next update: Monday, June 12

Strike at UW | Share the ports’ profits | Merck greed | The Girl got $120

Wednesday, June 7, 2023   UW STRIKE   ► From KIRO — Hundreds of UW researchers, postdocs now on strike — Hundreds of University of Washington researchers and postdocs are on strike Wednesday. For months, the group of 2,400 postdoctoral researchers and research scientists/engineers (RSEs) has been bargaining with the university to reach an agreement. […]

UW strike tomorrow? | Starbucks organizing continues | Why, David, why?

Tuesday, June 6, 2023   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — If UW doesn’t start paying Researchers and Postdocs a living wage, then we strike on Wednesday (by Luci Baker) — Postdocs and Researchers at the University of Washington are days away from our strike date, June 7. We love our research and we […]

Library workers unite | Pushback at DOH | Time for UPS to pay up

Monday, June 5, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the (Everett) Herald — Sno-Isle Libraries workers cite safety, unfilled positions in union push — Sno-Isle Libraries staff members filled the library’s board meeting on Tuesday to notify leadership they have filed for union recognition. The meeting in the library administrative office was so full that […]

UW faculty speak out | A big supply chain | Right to strike intact | He’s movin’ out

Friday, June 2, 2023   LOCAL   ► From UAW 4121 UW faculty are calling on UW to pay us a living wage! Today, a delegation of UW faculty, Postdocs & RSEs delivered a letter to the Office of the President signed by 89 faculty members. Watch Dr. Sharona Gordon’s powerful remarks:#FairContractsUW #UWPostdocsRSEs #UWworksBCWeDo […]

Supremes vs. striking | Postal solidarity | WGA strike hits one month

Thursday, June 1, 2023   SUPREME COURT   ► BREAKING from the Seattle Times — U.S. Supreme Court rules against Seattle union in fight with concrete firm — The U.S. Supreme Court has ended a six-year fight between unionized Seattle truck drivers and a major local concrete supplier, ruling against the union in a decision that […]

DOH’s $2.5M Mindset | Starbucks’ bad faith | Don’t default | Hot Cure

Wednesday, May 24, 2023   The Entire Staff of The Stand will be away from our undisclosed location through May 31. So this is our final Daily News of May 2023. We’ll be back on Thursday, June 1.   THIS WASHINGTON   ► A special report from WFSE — Mind games at the Department of […]

Amazon walkout | WA train derailments | Black health inequities

Tuesday, May 23, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the Seattle Times — Amazon employees plan walkout over return to office, layoffs — Some Amazon employees in Seattle plan to walk off the job to show their frustration with recent layoffs, return-to-office mandates and a lack of action to address the company’s impact on climate […]

A career in the trades | Manchema v. Su | The poor held hostage

Monday, May 22, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum CLC — Students learn about the benefits of apprenticeship at Kelso High School — More than 50 high school juniors and seniors gathered in the Kelso High School library on May 11 for a “Lunch and Learn” session with representatives of area building trades […]

Biogas jobs ahead | Tradeswomen’s quest | This will drive you crazy

Friday, May 19, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From the Seattle Times — New $800M sustainable aviation fuel plant planned for Washington state — Dutch company SkyNRG has chosen Washington state to locate a major new biogas plant that will produce sustainable aviation fuel — a key part of the airline world’s push to […]

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