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  1. The Entire Staff of The Stand is going on staycation. Our next update will be Monday, Nov. 30. Until then, please stay safe, wear masks, and avoid unnecessary social contact. It’s a small sacrifice to make. And it’s the best way we can honor exhausted healthcare workers, respect frontline essential workers who must work in […]

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  2. As always, the labor movement is stepping up to help families in need during the holidays. This is particularly important this year, with so many families struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic with illness, unemployment, reduced work hours, and other economic hardships. The needs are great and the efforts to meet them are complicated by the […]

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  3. VANCOUVER, Wash. (Nov. 19, 2020) — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vancouver Public Schools is balancing its budget on the backs of its lowest-paid school employees — and the students that need their individualized support — by furloughing hundreds of their paraeducators and classified employees, and reducing the hours for many of those who remain. The […]

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  4. Thursday, November 19, 2020   COVID-19   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Nov. 19 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 135,424 infections (7-day average of new infections per day: 1,710) and 2,592 deaths (7-day average of deaths per day: 13) ► From the News Tribune — […]

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  5. SEATTLE (Nov. 19, 2020) — The unions that comprise MLK Labor and the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO are committed to promoting racial equity within Washington’s labor movement and to building ties with other people and organizations fighting for social justice. As our state and nation experience a long-overdue reckoning over systemic racism, social justice […]

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  6. The following is from UFCW Local 367: TACOMA (Nov. 19, 2020) — Today, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 367, the union for more than 8,000 food and retail workers in the South Sound, is taking action online and sharing their concerns with press on the new surge in COVID-19 cases across Washington state […]

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