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Executive PayWatch: Rich CEOs get richer, unlike the rest of us

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2019) — In 2018, CEOs of S&P 500 companies made, on average, $14.5 million, a $500,000 increase from the previous year, according to the latest AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch report released Tuesday. Compare that to the average rank-and-file worker who received barely more than a $1,000 raise, bringing total take-home pay in 2018 […]

Democratic presidential hopefuls agree: Not this NAFTA

The following is from the Washington Fair Trade Coalition: WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2019) — Last Thursday, Citizens Trade Campaign released responses it had received from 16 Democratic presidential candidates, including all of the leading contenders — Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Harris, O’Rourke, Booker, Inslee, and others — stating that Congress should not pass NAFTA […]

Don’t buy the fear-mongering regarding Social Security

Congress should expand earned benefits by having wealthy pay their fair share   The following is from Social Security Works: WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2019) — The New York Times recently ran a headline sure to scare seniors: Unfortunately, the author spoke mainly to sources who buy into a false right-wing narrative that benefit cuts are […]

Murray, Jayapal meet with local labor leaders on PRO Act

Sponsors of labor law reform seek input on restoring freedom to form unions    SEATTLE (June 7, 2019) — All workers should have the freedom choose whether they want to join together with co-workers in a union and negotiate a fair return for their work. They should be aware of their right to do so, […]

More heat for Boeing from both Washingtons on union firings

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 5, 2019) — All seven Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington state have written Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and Robert Martinez Jr., President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), seeking more information about reports of the aerospace company firing union supporters at its South […]

House approves new Dream Act granting path to citizenship

McMorris Rodgers is Washington’s only member of Congress to vote ‘no’   WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 5, 2019) — Democrats and a handful of Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted 237-187 on Tuesday to approve a new version of the DREAM Act that would place more than 2 million young undocumented immigrants and immigrants […]

U.S. House to vote on Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6)

All Democrats from Washington state support protections for Dreamers and TPS immigrants. Will any GOP members?   WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2019) — Since taking office, the Trump administration has worked relentlessly to restrict the U.S. immigration system, limiting immigrants’ abilities to come to the United States and making life more difficult for those already here. In particular, the administration has taken […]

More in Congress join effort to curb workplace violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 29, 2019) — A month ago, supporters of safe workplaces began a campaign to curb workplace violence, the third-leading cause of death on the job, resulting in nearly 29,000 serious lost-time injuries for workers each year. Health care and social service workers are at greatest risk of violence on the job because […]

Congress hits Boeing on firing of South Carolina unionists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2019) — More than 70 members of Congress have written Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg seeking information regarding reports of retaliation against six union organizers at the company’s South Carolina facility late last year. According to the reports, it appears that Boeing may have wielded its authority as a “self-regulator” to improperly […]

From insulting to illegal: IAM files charges against Delta Air Lines

ATLANTA (May 20, 2019) — In the 10 years since the then-struggling Delta Air Lines acquired Northwest Airlines, the company has become the dominant carrier through much of the Southeast and grown into an industry powerhouse. Amid that growth, Delta has added hubs in multiple cities, including Seattle where it competes head-to-head with Alaska Airlines, […]


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