The Stand

Too few staff | Manchin, GOP block BBB | Weaponized Supremes

Thursday, December 16, 2021   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Dec. 16 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 796,369 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 1,413) and 9,635 deaths. ► From the Seattle Times — New Omicron cases confirmed in Washington state indicate […]

Doubling by the day | An NLRB with teeth? | Opt for clean rooms

Wednesday, December 15, 2021   COVID   ► From the AP — Omicron variant spreading fast in Washington state — The omicron variant is spreading at an alarming rate in Washington state, doubling in case numbers each day, one of the highest rates in the country. It is leading to a call for people to […]

Hospitals at breaking point | Fred Meyer/QFC may face strike | Joining together

Tuesday, December 14, 2021   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Dec. 8 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 793,757 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 1,484) and 9,580 deaths. ► From the Seattle Times — Omicron variant surging rapidly in Washington state, UW […]

A win at Starbucks | Next update: Tuesday, Dec. 14

► From CNBC — Starbucks will have at least one unionized cafe in Buffalo, N.Y. — a U.S. first for the chain — After a monthslong battle, Starbucks workers in Buffalo, N.Y., supported efforts to unionize at least one cafe. The result marks the first successful attempt in the U.S. at unionizing within the giant coffee […]

Hospitals strained | Save the ELC | Pass BBB | We ♥ Joan

Thursday, December 9, 2021   COVID   ► LIVE from the NY Times — U.S. hospitals feel strained as virus cases surge again — As Delta continues to drive hospitalizations, health care workers said their situations had been worsened by staff shortages, illnesses and resistance to vaccine mandates. The Stand (Oct. 20) — Healthcare unions: WA hospitals […]

Historic win in Richland | Firefighters at ‘breaking point’ | Postal reform now

Wednesday, December 8, 2021   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Dec. 8 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 784,129 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 1,299) and 9,436 deaths. ► From the Olympian — Thurston County adds 4 more COVID-19 deaths as first […]

Farmers seek ‘flexibility’ | Walmart-style jets | BBB by Xmas

Tuesday, December 7, 2021   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Dec. 7 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 784,129 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 1,299) and 9,436 deaths. ► From the NY Times — Omicron is fast moving, but perhaps less severe, […]

Have livable wages, will travel | No re-redistricting | Tech organizing

Monday, December 6, 2021   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Dec. 6 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 780,835 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 1,335) and 9,413 deaths. ► From KOMO — Omicron COVID-19 variant found in three Washington counties — State […]

Victory at EvCC | Roe v. Wade in peril | TA at Kellogg’s | Dave does Barry

Thursday, December 2, 2021   COVID   ► From the Spokesman-Review — As Omicron makes its West Coast debut, a third of state’s population remains vulnerable — The new omicron variant of coronavirus was detected in California on Wednesday, and health officials say it’s only a matter of time before it’s detected in Washington. Omicron […]

Gary Merlino’s lackey | Nisqually time bomb | Her first 100 days

Wednesday, December 1, 2021   COVID   ► From Reuters — U.S. and other countries tighten travel rules over Omicron — Air travelers to the United States will face tougher COVID-19 testing rules to try to slow the spread of the Omicron variant and other countries tightened border controls as a European leader urged all […]

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