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  1. Wednesday, April 8, 2020   LOCAL   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, April 8 — The number of COVID-19 cases in Washington continues to grow, though at a slower rate. As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, the state has confirmed 8,682 cases of COVID-19, including 394 deaths. ► In the […]

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  2. First responders, other essential workers would get hazard pay increase of up to $25,000 in 2020   WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 8, 2020) — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and other Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled the COVID-19 “Heroes Fund,” a proposal of pandemic premium pay to reward, retain, and recruit […]

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  3. The following is from the Washington State Labor and Education Research Center: With the COVID-19 pandemic less than a month old, labor advocates have pushed for and won new economic supports for our community. However, our successes at the federal, state and local level have created a confusing patchwork of resources. Labor leaders continue to […]

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  4. Tuesday, April 7, 2020   LOCAL   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, April 7 — The number of COVID-19 cases in Washington continues to grow, though at a slower rate. The state health department on Monday confirmed the state’s totals are now 8,384 people sickened and 372 dead. ► […]

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  5. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has invited the Washington State Democratic Party to host a special virtual training session for union members on the delegation selection process for the Democratic National Convention, covering exactly how to run for delegate and participate in the 2020 caucuses. It will be this Thursday from 6 to 7 […]

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  6. WEA President Delaney on school-from-home through year’s end: ‘I know that WEA members are up to the task’   FEDERAL WAY (April 7, 2020) — The following is a message from Larry Delaney, President of the Washington Education Association, that was posted Monday: After much speculation, today, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that schools will remain […]

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