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  1. Monday, January 20, 2020   MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY   ► From the Seattle P-I — Plant trees, restore trails, or march this MLK Jr. Day ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Events in Yakima, Toppenish highlight King’s legacy ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Gonzaga hosting voter rights presentation after Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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  2. A few weeks in, this program is already improving lives in Washington state. But it didn’t just happen. It took years of hard work by some amazing people.   By DAVID GROVES “Point of Personal Privilege” (Jan. 20, 2020) — First of all, I want you to read the following guest column published in The […]

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  3. Friday, January 17, 2020   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Nurses at Swedish say they’ll deliver 10-day strike notice — Nurses and caregivers from Swedish hospitals say they will deliver a 10-day strike notice Friday to the health care provider after a breakdown in negotiations, according to a union news release. The […]

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  4. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 17, 2020) — The following statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was issued Thursday regarding the trade deal with China signed on Wednesday: There is precious little in this deal that addresses China’s long-standing denial of basic labor rights. The deal also fails to address the worst aspects of China’s cheating — […]

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  5. UPDATE (Jan. 17, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.) — The Washington State Nurses Association and UFCW 21 today released a statement of solidarity with the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members at Swedish-Providence. The unions said they “fully support Swedish workers represented by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW as they serve 10-day notice to the hospital of their intention to […]

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  6. Thursday, January 16, 2020   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing needs massive culture change (editorial) — The public examination of the 737 MAX debacle revealed symptoms of corporate decline that should have triggered drastic change long ago. The 117 pages of internal messages from 2015-18 released Jan. 9 show how deeply mistrust […]

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