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Union News

  1. WSLC hails Washington’s updated overtime pay rules, saying they will help ‘restore work-life balances’ for thousands of families.   TUMWATER (Dec. 11, 2019) — The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) on Wednesday announced its long-awaited rule change to update and restore overtime protections for hundreds of thousands of salaried workers in the […]

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  2. Wednesday, December 11, 2019   LOCAL     WILLAPA VALLEY STRIKE UPDATE — Classes are cancelled again today in Day 8 of the strike by the Willapa Valley teachers in Pacific County. As mediated negotiations continue, the Willapa Valley Education Association is keeping its picket line running from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front […]

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  3. SEATTLE (Dec. 11, 2019) — Portland-based New Seasons Market has announced that it is closing the Ballard grocery store that opened in May 2018 amid protests from labor supporters who decried the company’s union-busting activities at its Oregon stores. Metropolitan Market, a unionized Seattle chain with seven locations in the Seattle area, will take over […]

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  4. (Dec. 11, 2019) — Union members and other progressive leaders who are interested in getting staff jobs with labor unions and allied organizations in Washington state, and across the nation, should check out the Union Jobs Clearinghouse at UnionJobs.com. It’s the “central site for posting the open positions in unions and socially allied organizations and […]

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  5. Tuesday, December 10, 2019   BOEING   ► In today’s NY Times — Boeing 737 MAX was plagued with production problems, whistleblower says — Four months before the first deadly crash of Boeing’s 737 MAX, a senior manager approached an executive at the company with concerns that the plane was riddled with production problems and potentially […]

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  6. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 10, 2019) — The following statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was issued this morning, provided the final USMCA text accurately reflects the changes: Make no mistake, we demanded a trade deal that benefits workers and fought every single day to negotiate that deal; and now we have secured an agreement that […]

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