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Practicing at Praxair ● Unprepared pilots ● GOP aims to fast-track Scalia

Wednesday, September 18, 2019   LOCAL   ► From Teamsters 117 — Praxair Teamsters in Tacoma gear up for possible strike — The streets of Tacoma were a little louder early Tuesday morning. Starting at 3 a.m., a few dozen Teamsters, drivers and production workers employed at Praxair, took their fight for a fair contract […]

Kaiser strike ● Seattle Protects Women ● UAW members want their due

Tuesday, September 17, 2019   KAISER STRIKE   ► In today’s Columbian — Kaiser Permanente workers to strike Oct. 14 — More than 80,000 Kaiser Permanente workers will hold a weeklong nationwide strike beginning Oct. 14, in response to what the group characterized as Kaiser’s unfair labor practices. More than 6,600 workers are expected to […]

I-1000 good for veterans ● Whole Foods cuts benefits ● UAW strike

Monday, September 16, 2019   WA FAIRNESS   ► From Crosscut — Opponents say I-1000’s affirmative-action policy would hurt veterans. This UW law expert disagrees. — A prominent scholar of Washington state law agrees with the supporters of I-1000 on the issue — and he told state officials as much earlier this year. UW law […]

Murray delivers ● Grocery deal in Cali ● Bathroom on the right

Friday, September 13, 2019   ELECTIONS   ► From KIRO — Group launches campaign to bring back affirmative action in Washington — On Thursday, a group representing hundreds of local organizations, unions and businesses launched its formal campaign in support of Initiative 1000 in Washington state. ALSO at The Stand — WA Fairness to voters: Approve […]

IAM to keep fighting ● Take that ‘gig’ and shove it ● Expand Social Security

Thursday, September 12, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Longview) Daily News — Grocery workers file unfair labor practice complaint, cancel contracts — A grocery workers union in Oregon and Southwest Washington filed unfair labor practice complaints against Fred Meyer this week in response to what union officials are calling a “concerted effort” to […]

Scab Meyer ● NLRB weakens union contracts ● App-based EMPLOYEES

Wednesday, September 11, 2019   LOCAL   ► From In These Times — The next wave of labor unrest could be in grocery stores — On Aug. 24, members of UFCW Local 555 overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike for 20,000 grocery employees at Safeway, Albertsons, QFC and Fred Meyer locations in the Pacific Northwest… […]

Trump’s NLRB pleases Boeing ● We’re a working class family ● USMCA’s fate

Tuesday, September 10, 2019   BOEING   UPDATE at — Machinists union will not back down at Boeing South Carolina ► In today’s (Charleston) Post and Courier — Federal labor board overturns Boeing SC union bid — The NLRB on Monday ruled that flight-line workers at Boeing’s North Charleston plant can’t join the International […]

Get above the median ● Mad Matt’s mob ● Fake forecast

Monday, September 9, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Many Kennewick teachers are now making more than region’s $63,000 annual median wage — Kennewick teachers officially have a new contract, finally bringing to a close months of dispute that ended in a three-day strike and four days of canceled classes. Teachers […]

Clawback comeback? ● UFCW ready to walk ● ‘A fierce pain and a fierce joy’

Friday, September 6, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Clawback could make a comeback in aerospace tax break debate — Aerospace companies that save bundles of dollars through tax breaks — billions in the case of the Boeing Co. — rallied Thursday against renewed calls for knitting a firm’s receipt […]

Border boondoggle ● Protect domestic workers ● Unaccountable Amazon

Thursday, September 5, 2019   BORDER BOONDOGGLE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Pentagon takes $89 million from Navy pier project at Bangor to help fund border wall — The Defense Department is diverting funding for an $89 million pier project at Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor to help build $3.6 billion in fencing and […]


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