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A better Burien, Dave ♥s corporate tax cuts, Cathy vs. her state

5 days 13 hours ago
Monday, November 13, 2017   ELECTION REDUX   ► In the Seattle Times — Burien, the town Trump cast a spell on, is waking up a very different place (by Danny Westneat) — Voters in this 51,000-population suburb of Seattle appear to have settled a bitter yearlong fight about immigration in the most dramatic way […]
David Groves

State’s innovative aerospace apprenticeship program touted

5 days 14 hours ago
For National Apprenticeship Week, report examines success of workforce intermediary partnerships   SEATTLE (Nov. 13, 2017) — As National Apprenticeship Week kicks off, a new report from the Working for America Institute and Jobs With Justice Education Fund profiles a Washington state apprenticeship program as a successful example of a workforce intermediary partnership. These partnerships bring […]
David Groves

The #MeToo power shift must be sustained

5 days 16 hours ago
Labor can lead the way on empowering women, ending sexual harassment   By LYNNE DODSON (Nov. 13, 2017) — A change has come. It was a long time coming, but at last, there are consequences for those who sexually harass women. But why now? And how can we sustain lasting change? Sexual harassment isn’t new. […]
David Groves

Don’t f— with labor, Kalama rally, GOP’s middle-class tax hike

1 week 2 days ago
Thursday, November 9, 2017   ELECTION REDUX   ► From the Stranger — Teresa Mosqueda wins Seattle City Council seat, now what? — Mosqueda, who worked at the Washington State Labor Council and helped draft last year’s statewide minimum wage increase, will be sworn in on Nov. 28… First, a campaign lesson: Don’t f— with labor: Mosqueda won the […]
David Groves

Desperate GOP advancing Trump tax bill

1 week 2 days ago
DelBene’s amendments to protect working families rejected by Reichert, Republicans   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 9, 2017) — House Republicans are poised today to advance from committee their controversial tax bill, which would raise taxes for millions of middle-class families to help pay for massive tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-1st) […]
David Groves

Manka beats the bots, T-Mobile better off, fighting for DREAMers

1 week 3 days ago
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   ELECTION 2017   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Manka Dhingra leading in pivotal 45th LD Senate race — Holding a double-digit lead Tuesday night over her 45th District Senate opponent, Democrat Manka Dhingra appeared set to hand her party control of the Washington Senate — the last GOP-held legislative chamber […]
David Groves

Manka Dhingra and Teresa Mosqueda win! (UPDATED)

1 week 3 days ago
Here’s how state and local labor candidates fared in the 2017 elections   (Nov. 12, 2017) — The results in the following story have been updated to reflect new totals. (Nov. 8, 2017) — Tuesday’s General Election results included some great news for working people in Washington state. In the critical 45th Legislative District race […]
David Groves

VOTE! ‘Enough’ at Capitol, GOP raising taxes, ACA sign-ups spike

1 week 4 days ago
ELECTION DAY Tuesday, November 7, 2017   VOTE!   ► TODAY (Tuesday, Nov. 7) is the deadline to mail or deposit your ballot in a local dropbox. You have until 8 p.m. but you should do it earlier than that. See the list of labor-endorsed candidates who have been vetted, interviewed and recommended based on […]
David Groves

Labor leaders urge UW against ‘union avoidance’

1 week 4 days ago
UW administration looks to redefine ‘Postdocs’ after they seek to join together   The following is from UW Postdocs United/UAW Local 4121: SEATTLE (Nov. 7, 2017) — Leaders from University of Washington labor unions joined M.L. King County Labor Council Executive Secretary Nicole Grant and Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson on Monday in […]
David Groves

VOTE! Farmworkers take a stand, Clark needs capital, fired for flipping off

1 week 5 days ago
Monday, November 6, 2017   VOTE!   ► TOMORROW (Tuesday, Nov. 7) is the deadline to mail or deposit your ballot in a local dropbox. Also check out the list of labor-endorsed candidates who have been vetted, interviewed and recommended based on where they stand on wages, health care, housing and other working family issues. […]
David Groves
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