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Enticed at CWU ● Boeing asks to pay more taxes ● Cut off DINOs’ dollars

Thursday, February 20, 2020   LOCAL   ► In today’s Ellensburg Daily Record — Central Washington University grad students talk unionizing — Around 20 interested graduate students gathered in CWU’s Discovery Hall on the President’s Day holiday to discuss organizing to improve their compensation as teachers assistants. The students heard from two representatives who had […]

ILWU’s fate ● Office Careers sans careers ● Labor’s civil war

Wednesday, February 19, 2020   LOCAL   ► From the NW Labor Press — Judge could lower ILWU jury award — The fate of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is in the hands of a judge. Last November, a jury ruled that the 38,000-member West Coast longshore union and its Portland Local 8 […]

Boeing gets friendly ● HB 1888 advances ● More terror from ICE

Tuesday, February 18, 2020   LOCAL   ► From CBS — Catholic school facing protests for allegedly forcing gay teachers out of their jobs — Students and parents were planning protests after a Catholic school in Burien allegedly forced out two teachers for being gay. Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington, claims that both […]

SPEEA surprise ● Welcome, Leanne ● Forced arbitration ● HB 1965 theme song

♥ Friday, February 14, 2020 ♥   BOEING   ♥  In today’s Seattle Times — Surprise move: Boeing and engineering union agree on new contract proposal with changes to pay, family leave — After starting talks to work out problems with their existing contract, leaders of the engineering union at Boeing and company management reached a […]

Nurses deal and no-deal ● AFGE punches back ● Protect health-care workers first

Thursday, February 13, 2020   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — New contract approved for Highline Medical Center’s nurses, caregivers — Nurses and caregivers at CHI Franciscan’s Highline Medical Center in Burien have voted to approve a new contract they contend will improve patient care and jobs at the hospital. A supermajority of […]

Voters back our schools ● GOP aspirations ● Americans STRIKE!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020   SCHOOLS   VOTERS BACK SCHOOL LEVIES, BUT MAJORITIES AREN’T ENOUGH TO KEEP OUR SCHOOLS SAFE Washington voters are once again strongly supporting public schools. According to early results, voters have passed all school district operating levies in Chelan/Douglas, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, King, Skagit, Spokane (but very narrowly in Central […]

‘Unresponsive’ at Swedish ● Cheaper tabs ● Hardship and inequality

Tuesday, February 11, 2020   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Swedish and its workers’ union return to bargaining table for the first time since strike — SEIU Healthcare 1199NW said in a Monday statement that members entered the bargaining meetings with new energy, but started feeling discouraged as the day continued: “While […]

Getting MAX flying again ● Family leave popular ● A Dream teacher

Monday, February 10, 2020   BOEING   ► In today’s NY Times — What needs to happen to get Boeing’s 737 MAX flying again? — There are signs that the MAX may return to service relatively soon. On Thursday, Stephen Dickson, the administrator of the FAA, said a crucial test flight could occur in the […]

Deal on HB 1888? ● Dems go PRO ● Jaime spins hard ● EGOT for Erivo?

Friday, February 7, 2020   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Olympian — Media would retain access to employee birth dates under new version of bill — Journalists would continue to have access to the birth dates of state and local government employees under the state Public Records Act, but other people would not, under […]

Macy’s closures ● More bombast from the Times ● PRO Act vote Thursday

Wednesday, February 5, 2020   LOCAL   ► From the AP — Macy’s to close 125 stores, shed 2,000 corporate jobs — Macy’s said Tuesday it is closing 125 of its least productive stores and cutting 2,000 corporate jobs as the struggling department store tries to reinvent itself in the age of online shopping. The […]

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