The Stand

1 million lost | Boeing berated | Senseless hate and workplace violence

Monday, May 16, 2022   COVID   ► From the AP — U.S. deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in — The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and […]

Boeing’s future | The power of organizing | Number three?!

Friday, May 13, 2022   COVID   ► From Q13 — Washington doctors concerned over rise in COVID hospitalizations — Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. John Lynch, says this surge is due to two things; a highly infectious variant and the fact so many of us have let our guard down […]

1M and counting | Verizon’s bad at this | Why you should build it Union

Thursday, May 12, 2022   ► From the Seattle Times — COVID cases are up. Most mandates ended months ago. So where does WA stand? — Shifting public health guidance, the emergence of new variants and continued strain on hospitals has made it difficult to gauge personal and community risk, leaving Washingtonians to wonder: Is […]

Fill a bag | Invest in clean aluminum | Young and winning

Wednesday, May 11, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the union-busting Columbian — Stamp Out Hunger drive returns as Clark County food pantries seeing great need — After a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive will return for its 30th anniversary on Saturday. […]

SAM security workers vote | Dam shame | Emboldened workers

Tuesday, May 10, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the Seattle Times — SAM security workers begin union vote, allege retaliation from employer — As security workers at the Seattle Art Museum vote to unionize this week, they await the outcome of three unfair labor practice charges they’ve leveled against the museum. From Tuesday to May […]

Pilots’ strike vote | Labor peace agreements | Good riddance, globalization

Monday, May 9, 2022   LOCAL   ► From Q13 — Alaska Airlines pilots prepare to vote on strike-authorization, as cancellations pile up — Alaska Airlines pilots will begin to vote on Monday whether they want to go on to authorize a strike. The decision won’t happen overnight. While the strike-authorization vote will wrap up […]

Riding the union wave | Wrong-way Boeing | Remembering Otis

Friday, May 6, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the Spokesman-Review — Student workers at WSU push to unionize — The group is comprised of graduate and undergraduate teaching and research assistants, as well as tutors, graders and others, according to a release. The petition, filed with the Washington Public Employment Relations Commission, was filed […]

Shipyard raises | Welcome in WA | Investors to Warrior Met: End strike

Thursday, May 5, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the NW Labor Press — Shipyard workers approve contract by 70% — Union workers at the Portland and Seattle shipyards approved a three-year agreement with Vigor Marine April 28, after the company offered wages and bonuses significantly higher than in its initial offer. The contract covers […]

WA will ‘fight like hell’ | ‘Squealing’ sheriff sued | Lock Howard up

Wednesday, May 4, 2022   REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS   ► From KUOW — Inslee vows to ‘fight like hell’ to keep Washington pro-choice after SCOTUS leak — Washington state officials rallied Tuesday in defense of abortion rights, saying the state will continue to serve anyone who needs access to a safe, affordable abortion. “Washington state was […]

Rights under attack | Historic wage increases | Union YES at Starbucks

Tuesday, May 3, 2022   REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS   ► From Politico — Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows — The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by […]

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