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Wear it anyway | Starbucks sweep | Dem union busters at Amazon

Wednesday, April 20, 2022   COVID   ► From the AP — In a reversal, masks requirements dropped on Seattle-area buses and trains — Face coverings are no longer required on buses or trains in the Puget Sound region. Transit agencies issued a joint press release on Tuesday, announcing the change. MORE coverage of the […]

Unmasked, unqualified | 75% back Amazon union | Starbucks gets petty

Tuesday, April 19, 2022   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, April 18 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 1,477,863 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 1,374) and 12,626 deaths. ► From KOMO — Teachers union asks Seattle Public Schools to add more COVID-19 […]

Verizon workers: ‘Join us’ | Can’t afford to serve | Hi Viz failure

Monday, April 18, 2022   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, April 18 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 1,474,548 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 1,272) and 12,619 deaths. ► From the Tri-City Herald — More COVID deaths in Tri-Cities as new case […]

(More) Starbucks strikes | WFSE demands safety | How Billy got big

Friday, April 15, 2022   LOCAL   🚨 STRIKE ALERT 🚨 Unionizing baristas are striking at TWO SEATTLE stores today! They are standing up to Starbucks in their hometown and saying no more unfair labor practices! Join us in supporting them at the picket line and by donating to our PNW Relief Fund! pic.twitter.com/7JrprTVz3J — […]

We’re not happy | Railroads called out | Part of something bigger

Thursday, April 14, 2022   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, April 14 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 1,471,754 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 1,192) and 12,589 deaths. ► From the Washington Post — Mask mandate extended for air travel and public […]

Stay masked | Wanting ‘a democratic say’ | Union busters lose sway

Wednesday, April 13, 2022   COVID   ► From KUOW — COVID hospitalizations tick up in King County — COVID cases have risen 35% in King County over the last seven days, with a daily average of 455 new cases. Hospitalizations in King County have increased by 95% in the past week, with an average […]

Another local Starbucks strike | We’re #1 for teachers | High stakes at ports

Tuesday, April 12, 2022   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, April 12 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 1,467,059 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 1,125) and 12,566 deaths. ► From the Seattle Times — Tracking COVID’s unequal, unpredictable toll across Washington state […]

Mud getting done | ‘Completely stressed,’ all right | Harris, Walsh BFFs

Monday, April 11, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the Seattle Times — Teamsters say they will end Seattle-area concrete strike, but still no deal with employers — Hundreds of striking Seattle-area concrete mixer drivers will return to work without a deal, ending a work stoppage that has upended construction projects across the region. Teamsters […]

Amazon, here we come | Should captivity be illegal? | Hey Hey Rise Up

Friday, April 8, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the Seattle Times — Alaska still calling off flights, a week into cancellation wave driven by pilot shortage — The airline, Sea-Tac Airport’s largest carrier, announced five new cancellations as of 6:50 a.m. Friday, bringing the total number of Friday flights canceled to 36… While pilots […]

Starbucks still union busting | Labor steps up | Scab-built USPS trucks

Wednesday, April 6, 2022   STARBUCKS   ► From the Olympian — Tumwater Starbucks workers become second Thurston site to petition to unionize — Just a week after workers at the Cooper Point Village Starbucks in Olympia went on strike for a day to protest of what they saw as union-busting tactics displayed by management, […]

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