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As contagious as chickenpox | Biden’s big deal | RIP, Dusty

Friday, July 30, 2021   COVID   ► From NY Times — CDC internal report calls Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox — The Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines and may cause more severe disease than all other known versions of the virus, according […]

Hospitals fill up | Inslee: Mask up | NLRB staffs up

Thursday, July 29, 2021   COVID   ► From the Tri-City Herald — COVID surge fills largest Tri-Cities ICU. Patients being sent out of town. — Kadlec Regional Medical Center has had to search across the Northwest for other hospitals to treat some of the most seriously ill Tri-Cities area patients over the last week […]

Delta dawns | Boeing belays | Infrastructure stuck | “Trump sent us”

Wednesday, July 28, 2021   COVID   ► From the AP — COVID-19 cases surging throughout WA, vaccination urged — COVID-19 cases are surging throughout Washington state as the delta variant becomes more widespread, and more people need to be vaccinated to keep cases from spiking even more, state health officials said Tuesday. MORE local […]

Protect workers: Mask up! | Missing public-option plans | Frito-Lay strike ends

Tuesday, July 27, 2021   COVID   ► From the News Tribune — Pierce County, 7 others recommend masking up amid rising COVID-19 cases in Washington — “The health officers of King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan, and Grays Harbor counties have joined together to pass on their best public health advice to […]

Rally with Richland line workers | PRO Act progress | Scabby spared

Thursday, July 22, 2021   LOCAL   ► From the Tri-City Herald — Richland city linemen reject 2.5-3% pay increase. Rally planned Saturday. — Richland line workers and their supporters are taking to the streets Saturday after they turned down the city’s latest contract offer. IBEW Local 77 has been without a contract for more […]

Don’t wait until it’s too late | Infra-stasis | Uber-Lyft strike

Wednesday, July 21, 2021   COVID   ► From the Tri-City Herald — COVID patients hospitalized in Tri-Cities more than double in a week — It is the highest number of hospitalized COVID patients reported by the local health district in more than five months. Public health officials are blaming the spread of the much […]

Tale of two grocers | Smoke front | Strike for a life | Bezos update

Tuesday, July 20, 2021   LOCAL   ► From KNKX — Fred Meyer warehouse workers vote to authorize strike — Workers for the Fred Meyer supermarket chain showed up at its Puyallup warehouse Monday without a contract. The workers, members of Teamsters Local 117, are continuing to fill orders for now, but they’ve authorized a […]

Pass the PRO Act | Darigold workers authorize strike | Defend DACA

Monday, July 19, 2021   PRO ACT   TODAY at Noon in Seattle outside Sen. Patty Murray’s office at Seattle’s Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave. — Let’s show Sen. Patty Murray that we appreciate her advocacy for Washington’s working families. We’ve written her and called her during the pandemic, but now that restrictions against public gatherings […]

Grocery strike looms | Low-wage solar farms | Listen to Lenny

Friday, July 16, 2021   LOCAL   ► From the News Tribune — Strike threat looms over PNW Safeway, Fred Meyer as contracts set to expire — Safeway and Fred Meyer shoppers might want to get their groceries ahead of Sunday. That’s when workers could take action if an agreement isn’t reached soon between Teamsters […]

‘Summer of climate change’ | Runaway CEO pay | Pension rescues begin

Thursday, July 15, 2021   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From the Wenatchee World — Level 3 evacuations in Warner Canyon as fire activity picks up overnight — Homes in Warner Canyon were issued Level 3 evacuation — leave now — notices around 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to Chelan County officials. Fire activity in the area […]

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