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Women’s marches | Cathy thinks you’re dumb | Oh, Canada

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Thursday, January 18, 2018   WOMEN’S MARCHES & ACTIONS   ► In the News Tribune — 5,000 people expected to rally for women’s rights in Olympia this weekend — The Women’s March that brought 10,000 people to the state Capitol last year to protest President Donald Trump and advocate for the rights of women is set to return […]
David Groves

House OKs equal pay on bipartisan vote

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After 69-28 vote, WSLC-supported legislation now heads to the Senate   OLYMPIA (Jan. 18, 2018) — After active negotiations between the business and labor communities, the state House of Representatives passed the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1506) on a 69-28 vote Wednesday. This is the fourth straight year that the House sends a version of this […]
David Groves

This weekend, women will march again — and take action

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This weekend, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s Marches held nationwide on President Trump’s inauguration weekend in 2017, more marches and events are scheduled throughout the state. SATURDAY, JAN. 20 Women’s+ March on Olympia — A “Washington Women+ Move Mountains” rally will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the […]
David Groves

Capital budget damage | Bargaining CHIPs | More Walmart cuts

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s News Tribune — Apartment project meant to help people might be cancelled if state budget doesn’t pass — Once constructed, the seven-floor apartment complex will shelter 54 domestic violence victims and their families. But to get funding for the $21 million project, state lawmakers must pass the […]
David Groves

Honoring MLK | Aggressive ICE | Trump’s shutdown

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, thousands gather and march through Seattle — A march and rally drew thousands to downtown Seattle to honor and remember civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Overflow crowd celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. at […]
David Groves

Urge better pay for employees of city-owned Vancouver Hilton

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UNITE HERE 8 plans food drive Thursday outside City Hall; please donate!   VANCOUVER, Wash. (Jan. 16, 2018) — Despite record revenue in recent years, the city-owned Vancouver Hilton hotel continues to propose paying poverty wages — just pennies over the state minimum wage — keeping workers living in poverty. Many of the these workers have […]
David Groves

Rally for health care Tuesday at State Capitol

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OLYMPIA — Time and again we hear the stories of families and individuals who can’t afford or get access to health insurance coverage. The cold truth is that Americans routinely suffer preventable deaths and bankruptcies because of our deeply flawed health care system. That must change. Health Care for All-WA — an organization endorsed by […]
David Groves

AT&T wireless workers approve contract setting new standards

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The following news release was distributed today by the Communications Workers of America (CWA): (Jan. 12, 2018) — AT&T wireless workers approved a precedent-setting contract that rolls back offshoring and outsourcing and sets a new standard for wireless retail and call center jobs in America. The contract covers over 21,000 workers in 36 states. CWA […]
David Groves

If MLK were alive, he would fight Trump, his racism

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Rev. King would be fighting Trump’s racism and his support for ‘right to work’    By DAVID GROVES (Jan. 12, 2018) — If the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was alive today, our stable-genius president likely would be referring to the 89-year-old civil rights icon by some juvenile, offensive, and probably racist nickname. And […]
David Groves

What a difference a year (and election) makes

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Quick movement in Olympia on capital budget, equal pay, Hanford safety net   OLYMPIA (Jan. 12, 2018) — Over the past year, Senate Republicans have held hostage more than $4 billion worth of job-creating public infrastructure projects over an unrelated water-rights issue. This unprecedented injection of partisan politics into last year’s capital budget approval means that badly […]
David Groves

Subway sign | Dreamers in limbo | Protect us from voter purges

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Thursday, January 11, 2018   LOCAL   ► From Working Washington — Saw the sign? — The far-right-wing, anti-minimum-wage crew at the Washington Policy Center seem to think they stumbled on something powerful when they got word of this sign in a Seattle Subway shop… After bellyaching for years throughout each campaign to improve wages and working […]
David Groves

Sign up now for Feb. 22 apprenticeship event

1 week ago
Industry, union reps will meet to help transition to next-generation workforce   SEATAC (Jan. 11, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, in partnership with the Regional Education and Training Center, is hosting an educational workshop to help contractors, apprenticeship directors, and union organizers/representatives better understand the significance and purpose for increasing the percentage […]
David Groves

‘It’s our state’s destiny’ | Protect voting rights | Privatization fails

1 week 1 day ago
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   LOCAL     ► From KUOW — Seattle school bus drivers warn of another strike soon — The roughly 400 public school drivers who work for First Student in Seattle have rejected the latest contract offer from the company. The drivers already went on strike in Seattle for one day last fall. […]
David Groves

House committee advances legislation on equal pay

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HB 1506 raises floor, but doesn’t block cities from pursuing own efforts   OLYMPIA (Jan. 10, 2018) — House Democratic lawmakers are moving quickly this year to advance legislation to address equal pay. The 2018 legislative session began Monday morning, the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee held a public hearing on the bill Monday […]
David Groves

‘Wal-Mart’ of school bus companies | Salary silence | Arrested for asking

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle school-bus drivers say longer strike ‘all but imminent’ — After rejecting the latest offer from Seattle’s school-bus contractor over the weekend, the union representing the bus drivers says a longer strike is “all but imminent” unless the company has another proposal. The bus […]
David Groves

Seattle school bus driver strike imminent after 85% reject offer

1 week 2 days ago
The following is from Teamsters Local 174: SEATTLE (Jan. 9, 2018) — At a Saturday meeting that filled nearly every seat in the Teamsters’ Local 174 Union auditorium, First Student school bus drivers voted by a margin of 85% to reject the most recent offer made by their employer. Now that this offer has been […]
David Groves

The rich are already done paying 2018 taxes, but you’re not

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Take action today to urge lawmakers to clean up state’s upside-down tax code   OLYMPIA (Jan. 9, 2018) — They’re done. As of today, the wealthiest people in Washington state have already worked long enough in 2018 to pay their share of taxes. Meanwhile, working people need another two months to do the same because […]
David Groves

Pierce Co. deputy killed | Big agenda, but realistic | Oprah’s ‘new day’

1 week 3 days ago
Monday, January 8, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Pierce County deputy fatally shot after responding to home invasion; manhunt underway — A 34-year-old Pierce County sheriff’s deputy was killed while responding to a report of a home invasion near Frederickson late Sunday night. The officer was identified by the sheriff’s department as […]
David Groves

Quick action planned on bills to boost voter participation in state

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Washington Voting Rights Act, other bills will get hearings, votes this week   OLYMPIA (Jan. 8, 2018) — More than 1 million Washingtonians were eligible to register to vote in 2016 but didn’t, and of those registered, nearly 1 in 5 didn’t vote. That means only 37 percent of registered voters participated in the November […]
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