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Celebrating three generations of Filipino labor leaders

As Filipino American History Month draws to a close, let’s remember these unsung heroes   By CINDY DOMINGO (Oct. 30, 2020) — The first Filipinos came to the United States in 1587 on a Spanish galleon ship landing in what is now Morro Bay in California. However, it would not be until after the Philippine-American […]

A president who can’t understand service

To Donald Trump, the idea of sacrifice will always be about what other people can sacrifice for him, including their lives   By TAMMY DUCKWORTH and RICHARD TRUMKA (Oct. 28, 2020) — Over the past few months, President Donald Trump’s performance has been both unprecedented and unpresidential. He’s endangered those around him by trying to […]

With workers’ compensation, knowledge is power!

Project Help is here to assist injured workers in getting ‘sure and certain relief’   By VIONA LATSCHAW (Oct. 19, 2020) — At the end of the day — labor, business, government — we all want the same thing: for every worker to return home safely from work each day. But when that doesn’t happen, […]

Let’s save lives together by wearing a mask

It breaks this nurse’s heart that some people—and groups like the ‘Freedom’ Foundation—spread misinformation and downplay the threat of COVID-19   By DIDI GRAY (Oct. 14, 2020) — As a labor and delivery nurse at PeaceHealth Southwest in Vancouver, I’ve witnessed countless inspirational acts from people during the COVID-19 pandemic. But I’ve also seen things […]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day by learning, taking action

By KASI MARITA PERREIRA (Oct. 12, 2020) — As a mixed Tlingit, Chinese and white woman who grew up here in Seattle, my people and my culture are my medicine. As Indigenous people, we are still here despite generations of proclamations and policy meant to remove us, and it is this shared history that unites […]

We all agree! ‘Free trade’ needs restrictions

Democrats, Republicans in Congress concur: It’s time to clamp down on forced labor in China   By STAN SORSCHER (Oct. 7, 2020) — On Sept. 22, Congress did something remarkable. Significant legislation passed in the House by a vote of 406 in favor and 3 opposed. That means almost every Democrat and almost every Republican […]

Doglio is a tireless champion for workers

In the 10th district race for Congress, Rep. Beth Doglio is the better choice for Washington working families over former Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO Marilyn Strickland   By MIKE YESTRAMSKI OLYMPIA (Oct. 5, 2020) — A pandemic is raging. Working families are struggling through a recession. Lines at food banks have doubled as food […]

America’s seniors will not be dismissed

The Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans is defending seniors on multiple fronts, on Election Day, and beyond   By JACKIE BOSCHOK (Oct. 2, 2020) — A couple of weeks ago, President Trump stood before a rally in Ohio and brushed off the COVID-19 pandemic, declaring, “It affects elderly people. Elderly people with heart problems […]

CDC continues to choose politics over science, worker safety

The agency is ignoring evidence of airborne transmission of the coronavirus as the AFL-CIO continues to demand respirators and stronger protective equipment for high-risk workers.   By REBECCA L. REINDEL and MK FLETCHER WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 23, 2020) — On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finally acknowledged airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2, […]

A clear choice for workers in the 10th CD

Doglio sides with working people; Strickland sides with corporate interests   By APRIL SIMS and JOE MIZRAHI OLYMPIA (Sept. 15, 2020) — In May, union delegates gathered to vote on which congressional candidate — out of more than a dozen — for Washington’s open 10th District seat would be the best advocate for working people. […]

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