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May Day roundup | Inslee won’t run again | Hollywood writers strike

Tuesday, May 2, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the Seattle Times — May Day Seattle: Hundreds march for worker, immigrant rights — Buoyed by a string of high-profile union campaigns in Seattle and across the United States, hundreds of demonstrators gathered Monday in downtown Seattle for a May Day rally and march in support […]

Hurdles for farm workers | Decisions, decisions | It’s May Day and we’re 12

Monday, May 1, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the Yakima H-R — Efforts to unionize agricultural workers in WA face long-standing hurdles — Numerous challenges loom over farmworker efforts to unionize, from national labor law exclusions to power imbalances in workplaces. When workers do undertake the difficult task of organizing, they often face long, […]

WFSE celebrates | The inflation playbook is broken | Obama gets a job

Friday, April 28, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From WFSE — Victory! All contracts funded in historic legislative session — Washington Federation of State Employees/AFSCME Council 28 members made history during the 2023 session. Together, we convinced the legislature to fund record-setting contracts that will make our workplaces safer, improve recruitment and retention, address […]

Nurses spread too thin | Su advances | NLRB: Starbucks union-busting illegal

Thursday, April 27, 2023   LOCAL     ► From the News Tribune — Nurses picket outside Good Sam Hospital in Puyallup. ‘We are already spread so thin’ — Nurses picketed Wednesday outside MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup for changes related to staffing and breaks. “The vast majority of the 750 nurses at the […]

Protect EMTs, firefighters | GOP’s noxious package | A court in crisis

Wednesday, April 26, 2023   LOCAL   ► From KING — Proposal would provide additional protections for Seattle firefighters, personnel on the job — Seattle City Council members will soon vote on whether to approve a measure that would give Seattle Fire Department personnel protections under the city’s obstruction ordinance. Seattle law currently includes protections […]

SPEEA’s Funfar passes | Victories for work safety | Murray’s 10K run

Tuesday, April 25, 2023   LOCAL   Former WSLC President Larry Brown, then-Secretary Treasurer April Sims, and SPEEA’s Joel Funfar at the 2022 AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia.   ► From SPEEA — Joel Funfar, past SPEEA president and everyone’s friend, dies — Past SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001 President, current IFPTE SPEEA Area Vice President, Council […]

State budgets pass | GOP’s game of chicken | Putting kids to work

Monday, April 24, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From the Spokesman-Review — Legislature passes $70 billion operations budget before adjourning Sunday — The House and Senate both passed a $70 billion general operating budget that covers most state programs and salaries, along with public schools and universities. Sen. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island) described it […]

A stronger voice on staffing | Schools’ fiscal cliff | Confirm Su | Willie

Friday, April 21, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From the (Everett) Herald — New law gives nurses stronger voice in setting hospital staffing levels — Nurses secured a greater role in deciding minimum staffing levels in hospitals across the state under a law signed Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The legislation requires hospital administrators […]

UFW: ‘We’ll continue to fight’ | Stand with Su | Canadians strike

Thursday, April 20, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the Yakima H-R — UFW President Teresa Romero joins union rally at Sunnyside mushroom farm — The United Farm Workers organization signaled its continued support for workers at the Windmill Farms mushroom plant Tuesday as UFW President Teresa Romero rallied with workers and community members. Romero […]

Solidarity mushrooms | Execs lack diversity | Their business model is lying

Wednesday, April 19, 2023   LOCAL   Our solidarity is growing. Ostrom mushroom workers joined by other farm workers and supporters from other unions to rally in front of Ostrom/Windmill mushrooms to demand a fair contract and dignity on the job. #WeFeedYou — United Farm Workers (@UFWupdates) April 19, 2023 EDITOR’S NOTE — That […]

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