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Revenue uptick ● Immigrant worker POWER ● ‘It was no secret’

Thursday, November 21, 2019   The Entire Staff of The Stand is going on vacation. Our next Daily News posting will actually be several days from now — on Monday, Dec. 2. That said, we may post an occasional “emergency” story elsewhere at The Stand from an undisclosed location. Until then…   THIS WASHINGTON   […]

‘Minimal care’ at Swedish ● Cash-cow Seattle ● Non-profits unionizing

Wednesday, November 20, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Swedish nurses authorize strike if negotiations stay stalled — Nurses and health care workers standing outside Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center announced Friday their union, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, had authorized a strike that would affect all Swedish hospitals, including the Edmonds campus. The […]

WTO+20 ● The divide in Yakima ● USMCA still needs work

Tuesday, November 19, 2019   LOCAL   ► From KUOW — ‘Smoke in the street.’ Unions grapple with the complicated legacy of the WTO protests — Twenty years ago, demonstrators converged on downtown Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization. It was supposed to be non-violent. But in a single day, the city was thrown […]

Swedish safety ● IAM sues NLRB ● Flawed I-976 ● $0 taxes for FedEx

Monday, November 18, 2019   LOCAL    ► From KING 5 — Swedish nurses, health care workers vote to strike — Union nurses and health care workers at Swedish Medical Center announced that they have voted Friday to authorize a strike.  Health care workers from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, Washington State Nurses Association and UFCW […]

Clark College strike vote ● Boeing ‘bean counters’ ● History is watching

Wednesday, November 13, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — With nearly all ballots counted, voters reject Washington’s affirmative-action measure — Supporters of the affirmative-action measure Referendum 88 have conceded defeat, as Washington’s counties began tallying and posting the bulk of their remaining ballots. With King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap and other […]

737 MAX almost ready? ● Trump v. DACA ● Letting Americans die

Tuesday, November 12, 2019   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing says FAA’s OK for 737 MAX should come next month, but commercial flights will take longer — Boeing said Monday it expects the FAA to clear the grounded 737 MAX as safe to fly again in late December, but the FAA […]

Thank you, veterans ● 2½-year strike over? ● Educators: Enroll now!

Monday, November 11, 2019   VETERANS DAY   WATCH: a message from @unionveterans executive director Will Attig on #veteransday2019. #1u pic.twitter.com/nvRfq1ggWp — AFL-CIO ✊🏽 (@AFLCIO) November 11, 2019 ► In today’s Columbian — Join together to thank veterans for their service (editorial) — Equally important, the holiday should provide an opportunity to reflect upon how […]

Hanford raises ● Fairness gains ● Bonnie’s birthday

Friday, November 8, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Hanford union workers agree to contract extension with pay raise — Workers under the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council voted in favor of extending its collective bargaining agreements for a year. HAMTC is an umbrella group for 15 Hanford unions that represent […]

I-976 mayday ● Falling feces ● ERA Now? ● Scab shaming

Thursday, November 7, 2019   ELECTION   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Affirmative-action measure Referendum 88 continues to trail. but many King County votes still to be tallied — Washington voters continue to reject an affirmative-action measure, with Wednesday’s vote count showing statewide Referendum 88 still trailing. But with an estimated 277,000 votes still to be tallied […]

‘Harsh reckoning’ ahead ● Unionists running, winning ● ‘OK, boomer’

Wednesday, November 6, 2019   LOCAL ELECTIONS   ► Today at The Stand — I-976 passes; I-1000/R88 remains too close to call ► In today’s Seattle Times — I-976 could leave Washington voters with a harsh reckoning (editorial) — The voters’ approval of I-976 will pit worthy project against worthy project as the state’s many infrastructure […]

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