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  1. Until then, please MAKE THE CALL for voting rights!

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  2. With the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations caused by the Omicron variant, many but not all events and activities honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend and during MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 17 will be held virtually. Here are some MLK Day events that may be of interest to union members […]

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  3. Friday, January 14, 2022   COVID   ► From KUOW — Inslee deploying 100 National Guard to help hospitals, orders pause on non-emergency procedures — Following the lead of Oregon and other states, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that he will deploy 100 members of the National Guard to assist hospitals struggling to respond […]

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  4. During and after COVID, our lives have fundamental value   By SARAH TUCKER (Jan. 14, 2022) — Amidst a surge in COVID infections, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky shared findings from a new study on COVID deaths on Monday. In her words, “The overwhelming number of deaths [of vaccinated individuals in this study], over 75 percent, […]

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  5. GRAHAM, Wash. (Jan. 14, 2022) — Ross K. Rieder, 81, passed away Dec. 14 after an extended illness. A former public school teacher and a lifelong educator, Rieder was a union activist with the American Federation of Teachers, a former Washington State Labor Council staffer, and founding President of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association. […]

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  6. Thursday, January 13, 2022   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Jan. 13 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 1,009,187 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 11,929) and 10,103 deaths. ► From the Seattle Times — Washington logs 1M coronavirus cases — The number […]

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