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  1. Monday, November 18, 2019   LOCAL    ► From KING 5 — Swedish nurses, health care workers vote to strike — Union nurses and health care workers at Swedish Medical Center announced that they have voted Friday to authorize a strike.  Health care workers from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, Washington State Nurses Association and UFCW […]

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  2. The following is from the Washington State Nurses Association: SEATTLE (Nov. 18, 2019) — In a press conference held Friday outside Swedish Medical Center First Hill Campus, nurses and other healthcare workers representing caregivers from three unions announced their readiness to strike if parent company Providence does not come back to the bargaining table with […]

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  3. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 18, 2019) — Last month, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that he said would protect and improve Medicare, but advocates for the national health insurance program say it does the exact opposite and is a backdoor effort to privatize Medicare, a goal sought by Republicans — but opposed by Americans […]

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  4. Wednesday, November 13, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — With nearly all ballots counted, voters reject Washington’s affirmative-action measure — Supporters of the affirmative-action measure Referendum 88 have conceded defeat, as Washington’s counties began tallying and posting the bulk of their remaining ballots. With King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap and other […]

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  5. OLYMPIA (Nov. 13, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents some 450,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting internship opportunity in Olympia during the 2019 legislative session. The application deadline is Monday, Nov. 25. Here is the job posting: Legislative Intern The […]

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  6. The following statement was released Tuesday by Cherika Carter, Campaign Manager for the Washington Fairness Coalition: (Nov. 12, 2019) — On September 12, 2019, we launched the Washington Fairness Coalition, a coalition of community, labor, business and advocacy groups, all working to make sure I-1000 was upheld as law. We are proud of the campaign […]

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