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  1. Thursday, September 28, 2023   THAT WASHINGTON   ► From NBC News — Government shutdown to begin Sunday if no deal is reached — The government will shut down at 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday if Congress doesn’t act, a possibility that looks increasingly likely. President Joe Biden said today he doesn’t believe a shutdown is […]

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  2. Healthcare workers say chronic under-staffing is driving a growing patient care crisis. Sign the petition urging Kaiser to ‘do better!’   The following is from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: SEATTLE (Sept. 28, 2023) — Healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente Washington announced they began a strike authorization vote on Wednesday over the corporation’s bad-faith bargaining, unfair labor […]

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  3. SEATTLE (Sept. 28, 2023) — Are you a union member looking for ways to address and solve problems at your workplace? Or a new or experienced shop steward looking for a fresh take on supporting your coworkers? Join the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center for a four-week introduction to workplace representation on Tuesdays […]

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  4. Wednesday, September 27, 2023   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From KUOW — 28% of families in Washington state can’t afford basic needs, UW study finds — About 10% of households in Washington state meet the federal poverty threshold, but when researchers drilled into the data on what it actually takes to survive in the state, […]

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  5. AFGE explains what will happen if there’s a federal government shutdown    The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 27, 2023) — A group of House Republicans is ready to shut down the government if their demand for a series of deep budget cuts and conservative policy changes […]

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  6. Tuesday, September 26, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the News Tribune — Local urgent-care clinics could face work stoppage after strike vote by medical staff — MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care clinics could see staff go on strike in the near future for possibly two weeks, according to a union representing providers. The action is […]

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