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  1. The Entire Staff of The Stand will be back on Tuesday. See you then!

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  2. Gov. Jay Inslee thanks labor, April Sims inspires at WSLC Convention   (Sept. 25, 2020) — Washington state was recently named by Oxfam America as the best state to work amid the pandemic because of its strong labor and safety standards. At the 2020 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO on Thursday, […]

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  3. Thursday, September 24, 2020   RACIAL JUSTICE   ► From the Washington Post — Kentucky grand jury declines to file homicide charges in death of Breonna Taylor — A Kentucky grand jury determined Wednesday that two officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor were justified in firing their weapons into her apartment, while another […]

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  4. Liz Shuler, Larry Brown open WSLC Convention with inspiring calls to action   (Sept. 24, 2020) — Given the multiple crises facing American this year, 2020 has felt like “an absolute gut punch.” But organized labor was meant for difficult times like these, and by joining together with each other to weather these crises and […]

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  5. Wednesday, September 23, 2020   COVID-19   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Sept. 23 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 83,193 infections (7-day average of new infections per day: 403) and 2,070 deaths (7-day average of deaths per day: 8) ► From CNN — 200,000 people […]

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  6. 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, […]

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