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Daily Archives: August 1st, 2012

Waste Management reaches agreement with Teamsters; truck drivers returning to work

Excerpt: A days-long, region­wide strike against Waste Man­age­ment by its recy­cling and garbage truck dri­vers will like­ly be over as of tomor­row, thanks to suc­cess­ful nego­ti­a­tions that result­ed in a new mul­ti-year con­tract, the com­pa­ny and Team­sters Local 117 announced this evening. The strike began last week when recy­cling truck dri­vers began pick­et­ing Waste Man­age­ment after […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Economic Security, Policy Topics
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What does Rob McKenna have against family planning?

Excerpt: Yes­ter­day, guber­na­to­r­i­al can­di­date Rob McKen­na post­ed on Cross­cut a vari­ety of state­ments on how to impair our state Med­ic­aid sys­tem, and chose to omit any sort of con­tent on how con­se­quences of those changes would affect our state. While blast­ing Med­ic­aid expansion(which, by the way, is in con­trast to how 67% of Amer­i­cans feel), Mr. McKen­na […]
Written by:Patrick Stickney
Categories:Civil Liberties, Economic Security, Elections, Policy Topics
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