Governor Jay Inslee and Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island wrote an op-ed featured in Newsweek yesterday. The op-ed praises the contributions Dreamers make to the United States and was a call to action for Congress to play their part in protecting...
10/20/2017
Hundreds of UNITE HERE Local 8 members rally, march in SeaTac as part of union-wide Day of Action   The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATAC (Oct. 20, 2017) — Hundreds of UNITE HERE members in the Seattle area rallied and marched in SeaTac on...
10/20/2017
The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: SEATTLE (Oct. 20, 2017) — Through their unity in the hospital and community, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW nurses and healthcare workers at UW Medicine-Harborview Medical Center protected patient safety and advanced...
10/20/2017
(Oct. 20, 2017) — Ballots for the November election were mailed this week by Washington’s county auditors. Union members and their families are urged to fill their ballots out and return them right away — before they get lost in your houses somewhere....
10/20/2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing, reversing tide of cuts, rushes to bring back retirees as temps — Boeing has been shedding jobs for five straight years in the Puget Sound region, but this year the cuts seem to...
10/19/2017
By PAUL PARMLEY YAKIMA (Oct. 19, 2017) — Miracle on 34th Street? Hardly. You may recall the movie, Kris Kringle working at Macy’s redirects shoppers to Gimbel’s Department Store when Macy’s didn’t carry an item. Gimbel’s Department store is a thing of...
10/19/2017
By JOHN BURBANK (Oct. 19, 2017) — Boeing woke up to a rude surprise on Tuesday. The Chicago-based corporation thought they had gotten the Trump Administration to stymie their competition from Quebec-based airplane manufacturer Bombardier through a...
10/19/2017
Good morning. We have some big ticket items on our radar screen: ballots, Amazon, and the Supreme Court. We detail all of those for you in this edition of the Morning Wire.  Of course, our 2017 Re-Wire Policy Conference is also on the horizon. We’re...
10/18/2017
Proposals are due to Amazon tomorrow from cities interested in recruiting the company – and its 50,000 new jobs – to the community.  You can take a look at the 8-page guidance memo from Amazon here to see specifically the things they are looking for. In...
10/18/2017
SEATAC — As part of a larger union-wide Day of Action in 40 cities across the U.S. and Canada, UNITE HERE! Local 8 members and their community supporters will gather at Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd. in SeaTac, for a rally and march on...
10/18/2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017   LOCAL   ► From Teamsters Local 174 — Strike appears imminent at First Student as negotiations break down — Negotiations between Teamsters Local 174 and Seattle School District bus contractor First Student broke down last...
10/18/2017
IATSE seeks assurance that KOMO jobs, community service will continue   By DAVE TWEDELL SEATTLE (Oct. 18, 2017) — IATSE Local 600, the union representing the news photographers at KOMO in Seattle, will hear on Oct. 23 the response from Sinclair Broadcast...
10/18/2017
Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on the EPA’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan. By repealing the Clean Power Plan, President Trump and his EPA administrator are recklessly removing any meaningful, science-based federal restraint on the...
10/9/2017
WPC lays out its thinking on their invitation to Sec. DeVos to discuss education at their upcoming annual dinner. The post WPC: Why we invited Betsy DeVos to speak appeared first on Washington State Wire.
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10/9/2017
The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced, for the second time in two years, that it would address one of the most significant and contentious labor issues in recent decades. By accepting Janus v. AFSCME, the court seized an opportunity to end the...
10/9/2017
The U.S. Supreme Court announced last month that it will reconsider whether public sector unions can require workers who receive the benefits of a collective bargaining agreement to pay a fee for services. If the court rules as expected, paying union...
10/5/2017
The Senate Law and Justice Committee held its first hearing in its Sound Transit investigation on September 26. The Committee is investigating whether Sound Transit was improperly involved in the Prop. 1 election last November, whether Sound Transit...
9/29/2017
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Mary Kuney to the Spokane County Commission. Earlier this month, the commission could not agree on filling a vacant seat and voted that the appointment be made instead by the governor. Kuney is currently the chief deputy auditor...
9/29/2017
Gov. Jay Inslee announced today members of the new School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB). The board was created by HB 2242 in the 2017 Legislative Session as part of the response to the state Supreme Court’s ruling in the McCleary decision. The...
9/28/2017
In the latest Washington State Wire poll, Jenny Durkan has opened a commanding lead in her race to become Seattle’s next mayor. She leads her opponent Cary Moon 51% – 26% among likely voters in the November General Election.  You can view the report and...
9/28/2017
The Office of the State Treasurer sold $528.8 million in bonds on Tuesday, September 26th. The bonds were split into three sales: one sale of new money general obligation bonds, a second sale of taxable general obligation bonds and the third sale of...
9/28/2017