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International Women’s Day | Fed up in Yakima | Howard stops ducking

Wednesday, March 8, 2023   INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY   ► From the Cascadia Daily News — Pipefitter details struggles, successes of being a woman in construction — International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8, emphasizes the need for equity in opportunities for women, not just equality. Some industries, like trades jobs, have adjusted hiring to meet […]

Unsafe warehouses take a toll | Debt threat | Biden’s Medicare plan

Tuesday, March 7, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From the Seattle Times — WA Legislature can protect warehouse workers when employers won’t (by Rep. Beth Doglio and Sen. Steve Conway) — In 2020, 23.9 out of every 100 workers in Amazon’s DuPont distribution center in Pierce County fell victim to a serious injury. Let us […]

Walla Walla organizing | Safe staffing update | Your overtime pay

Monday, March 6, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the Walla Walla U-B — Professional salaried workers at Walla Walla Community College look to unionize — Professional salaried employees at Walla Walla Community College want a stronger voice at work. AFT Washington recently engaged with the WWCC to determine the makeup of a new union […]

Meta solidarity | Housing options needed | Howard runs | What’s woke

Friday, March 3, 2023   LOCAL   Great day of worker solidarity out there telling Meta that cafe workers deserve to know what’s happening, and demanding severance on par with other workers at the company. #whatsthewordzuckerberg — UNITE HERE! Local 8 (@UniteHereLocal8) March 3, 2023 ► From KING — Meta hospitality workers to protest […]

Starbucks egregious | UI ‘overpayments’ | Unions destroy pay gaps

Thursday, March 2, 2023   STARBUCKS   ► From the Washington Post — Starbucks committed ‘egregious’ violations in battling union, judge rules — Starbucks committed “egregious and widespread” violations of federal labor law while trying to halt union campaigns, ruled a federal administrative law judge, who ordered the coffee giant to reopen closed stores and […]

Starbucks needs PRO Act | Safe staffing update | AFL-CIO hails Julie Su

Wednesday, March 1, 2023   WHY AMERICA NEEDS THE PRO ACT   ► From Bloomberg — Starbucks faces new front in its labor disputes: White-collar workers — Dozens of white-collar Starbucks Corp. employees and managers have signed an open letter protesting the company’s return-to-office mandate and its alleged union-busting, opening a new front in the […]

No Daily News today

Tuesday, February 28, 2023   TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES   Due to a technical glitch with our web-hosting service, this morning’s edition of the Daily News was posted but then lost forever into the ether. So rather than recreating it from scratch, The Entire Staff of The Stand will include Tuesday’s news highlights in tomorrow’s edition of […]

Black leaders thrive | Mourning their mission | This is the deep state?

  Monday, February 27, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the News Tribune — Black leadership thrives in the South Sound. Just look at the names on this list. (by U.S. Rep. Marilyn Strickland) — Black History is more than a month-long celebration to raise awareness about the contributions of Black leaders to our community […]

Endangering all of us | Low-wage human services | Hall & Green

Friday, February 24, 2023   RAIL SAFETY   ► From Jacobin — Rail carriers’ cost-cutting is endangering all of us — Rail carriers are operating longer, heavier freight trains, and with fewer workers than ever. The train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, is a reminder that the issues railworkers nearly struck over last year are […]

Unions step in | Pay equity for part-timers | Cost of rail deregulation

Thursday, February 23, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the Seattle Times — At Port of Tacoma, unions step in to help foreign seafarers get paid — When grain-carrying ship ASL Uranus docked in the Port of Tacoma this month, 15 Burmese seafarers spoke up: They hadn’t been paid for seven months, unlike their Chinese […]

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