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  1. Thursday, October 21, 2021   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Oct. 21 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 704,878 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 2,236) and 8,371 deaths.   VACCINE MANDATE   ► From the Wenatchee World — Protesters gather outside Confluence […]

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  2. UNITE HERE Local 8, Levy Restaurants announce $22 minimum wage at Lumen Field   SEATTLE (Oct. 21, 2021) — UNITE HERE Local 8 and Levy Restaurants are announcing a new minimum wage of $22 an hour for the food service workers at Lumen Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders. Many levy employees […]

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  3. Wednesday, October 20, 2021   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Oct. 20 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 702,425 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 2,246) and 8,322 deaths. ► From NPR — Worn-out nurses hit the road for better pay, stressing hospital […]

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  4. Short-sighted and costly stopgap measures are only a Band-Aid; hospitals have the tools and resources to alleviate burnout nightmare   The following is from the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion (WSNA), SEIU Health­care 1199NW and UFCW 21, who collec­tively repre­sent 71,000 nurses and other health­care workers in Washington state: (Oct. 20, 2021) — With increasing volume, […]

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  5. Tuesday, October 19, 2021   COVID   ► From the Spokesman-Review — COVID hospitalizations continue to decline statewide — Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Washington continue to decline at a gradual pace. There is more capacity in the system than there was back in September at the height of the Delta surge, although more than 1,000 […]

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  6. OLYMPIA (Oct. 19, 2021) — If you have chosen to leave your job rather than comply with your employers’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the Washington State Employment Security Department is teaming up with organized labor, workforce development experts and other state agencies to offer a series of virtual Reemployment Resource events. The sessions will be held […]

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