The Stand

WSLC represents | Starbucks strike in Everett | DACA in jeopardy

Wednesday, June 15, 2022   AFL-CIO CONVENTION   WSLC OFFICERS REPRESENT! Larry Brown, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, supports passage of AFL-CIO Resolution #31: Preserving Middle-Class Jobs: Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing at the AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia. Racial justice is a worker rights issue. It’s a fight that All unions should take-up. […]

Biden at AFL-CIO | Raising Tukwila’s wages | The big grift

Tuesday, June 14, 2022   AFL-CIO CONVENTION       Watch the AFL-CIO Convention LIVE at and follow its progress at #AFLCIOConv. ► From the Washington Post — Biden courts labor ahead of tough midterms — President Biden is heading to Philadelphia today to address the AFL-CIO convention — his latest show of solidarity with the […]

AFL-CIO Convention | Initiative 1929 is 86’d | The union benefit

Monday, June 13, 2022   AFL-CIO CONVENTION   ► From Bloomberg Law — Shuler wins AFL-CIO presidency, first woman elected to role — AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler won election to a four-year term at the federation’s national convention Sunday, solidifying her spot at the helm of the US labor movement. Delegates from the federation’s member unions […]

WA leads on overtime pay | Protect democracy | Find a direction

Friday, June 10, 2022   OVERTIME PAY   After decades of decline in overtime pay, the Biden administration is considering action to sharply expand access in a time of high inflation. Following is a recent four-part series by Capital & Main examining the 40-year effort by big business and elected officials to deny Americans extra […]

1,000 union jobs | Decline to sign I-1929 | Murray boosts Hanford

Thursday, June 9, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the Tri-City Herald — Proposed wind farm near Tri-Cities will hire up to 1,000 local union workers under new deal — Tri-Cities and Central Washington union workers would build the Horse Heaven wind farm just south of the Tri-Cities, if Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee approves […]

BPA is balking | Lobbyists gonna lobby | Union YES in Memphis

Wednesday, June 8, 2022   TODAY’S MUST READ   ► From the Washington Post — Workers want a ‘green’ aluminum plant. Now they just need clean power. — A plan to revamp the Intalco Works aluminum smelter as a key piece in the future of renewable energy in the United States has been embraced by […]

Washington’s #1 | Boss gets $670 to your $1 | Suffering on Bus 15

Tuesday, June 7, 2022   COVID   ► From McClatchy — WA state hospitals ‘remarkably strained’ by COVID-19 community spread, officials say — Washington hospital officials warned Monday that facilities are heading toward the bad old days of COVID-19 cases peaking and high spread in the community. This go-around, while patients are not as sick […]

Still winning at Starbucks | Longshore talks | Majority wants more unions

Monday, June 6, 2022   The Stand was on hiatus last week so there’s a lot to catch up on…    STARBUCKS   ► From the (Everett) Herald — Workers at an Everett Starbucks vote to unionize — Baristas at an Everett Starbucks voted 13-1 to form a union on Wednesday, joining more than a hundred Starbucks […]

Students are scared | Rein it in | Power music electric revival

Friday, May 27, 2022   GUN VIOLENCE   ► From the Spokesman-Review — ‘Thoughts and prayers are not enough’: LC students hold walkout to protest gun violence in wake of Texas massacre ► From the News Tribune — ‘We are scared.’ Tacoma high school students hold walkout and protest over gun violence The Stand (May […]

Alaska pilots ready to strike | CEO pay inflation | Friendshoring?!

Thursday, May 26, 2022   COVID   ► From the (Everett) Herald — As COVID trends up again, officials ‘strongly recommend’ masks — State health officials are again asking Washingtonians to mask up and think twice about crowds as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations trend upward. ► From the Olympian — Both Washington Gov. Inslee and […]

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