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Honoring Tracey | The last 747 | State GOP vs. transportation

Wednesday, February 1, 2023   LOCAL   ► From Teamsters 117 — Honoring the life and legacy of Tracey Thompson – leader, fighter, sister, friend (by John Scearcy) — “Look for me, feel my presence,” Tracey Thompson invited all members of Teamsters 117. “My body is tired, but my soul is open. I’ll be there […]

The new North Line | IAM: save Intalco | Why no M3GAN

Tuesday, January 31, 2023   AEROSPACE   ► From the Seattle Times — Boeing to set up a fourth 737 MAX assembly line in Everett — Boeing announced internally Monday morning that it will set up an additional fourth 737 MAX assembly line inside its increasingly empty widebody jet plant in Everett. The move, adding […]

Boeing hiring | Starbucks organizing | Tech bosses crack the whip

Monday, January 30, 2023   AEROSPACE   ► From the Seattle Times — Boeing added 15,000 jobs in 2022, with more hiring ahead — With attrition and retirements, Boeing’s worldwide workforce grew last year by nearly 14,800 net, bringing the total to 156,354. And this year, Boeing says it plans to hire 10,000 more, mostly […]

Traffic safety crisis | Nurse robots | Alright fellas… let’s go!

Friday, January 27, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From the Seattle Times — Washington traffic safety is ‘a crisis that we can’t ignore,’ lawmakers say — Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, alongside Gov. Jay Inslee, pledged Thursday to throw their weight behind solving Washington’s traffic safety crisis, a show of bipartisan solidarity […]

Corporate WA targets justices | UW librarians celebrate | Fed’s fallout

Thursday, January 26, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From Crosscut — Washington’s new capital gains tax goes before state Supreme Court — It’s part of a century-old struggle to make the state’s tax system more progressive. The Stand — Rally TODAY at State Capitol to support fair taxes — Invest in Washington Now, a movement […]

Capital gains in court | Spokane Co. gives up | Boeing’s bad idea

Wednesday, January 25, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From GeekWire — Washington Supreme Court case for controversial capital gains tax begins this week — The court will hear arguments this week on whether a statewide tax on capital gains in excess of $250,000 is lawful. The tax was approved by the Legislature and signed […]

UW library strike tomorrow? | Offshore organizing | Kroger wage theft

Tuesday, January 24, 2023   LOCAL   ► ICYMI from The Stand (Jan. 13) — UW Libraries, Press staff may strike on Jan. 25 — Union staff at the University of Washington Libraries and Press have declared their intention to strike beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25 if a full contract agreement with the UW administration is […]

New WSLC President Sims | 35% chance of merger | Boeing exposure

Monday, January 23, 2023   WSLC   ► From the Seattle Times — New WA labor council president April Sims brings lived experiences — April Sims knows firsthand the difference unions can make in workers’ lives. The newly elected Washington State Labor Council president said her grandfather and mother experienced lifetime journeys from low-paying, no-benefits […]

$10 billion in union jobs | GOP’s default terrorists | Hello Dolly

Thursday, January 19, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the NW Labor Press — Proposed $10 billion hydrogen project commits to use union labor — State building trades councils in Oregon and Washington are backing plans by Obsidian Renewables to produce, store and transport hydrogen in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State Building and Construction Trades […]

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