Posted inBreaking News, Economic Security, Policy Topics

Machinists reject Boeing’s unreasonable offer on 777X work by a two-to-one margin

The thir­ty thou­sand plus mem­bers of the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Machin­ists and Aero­space Work­ers Dis­trict 751 have over­whelm­ing­ly vot­ed to reject an offer from the Boe­ing Com­pa­ny that would have replaced their exist­ing labor agree­ment with a new long-term con­tract, the union’s lead­er­ship announced ear­li­er tonight. At a press con­fer­ence in Seat­tle, IAMAW 751 President […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Policy Topics

Know where to shop for groceries in the event that UFCW members go on strike

As of this morn­ing, we are twelve hours away from a pos­si­ble strike against Fred Mey­er, Safe­way, Albert­son’s, and QFC by our broth­ers and sis­ters in the Unit­ed Food & Com­mer­cial Work­ers, Local 21. The hard­work­ing mem­bers of Local 21 are try­ing to nego­ti­ate a new con­tract with the big chains, but so far, they […]

Posted inBreaking News, Economic Security, Legislative Advocacy

Analysis: New Republican-backed bills would cut injured workers’ benefits

Last week all pre­tense of bipar­ti­san­ship in State Sen­a­tor Rod­ney Tom’s new coali­tion was aban­doned with its intro­duc­tion of five anti-labor bills pur­pose­ly intend­ed to weak­en work­er’s com­pen­sa­tion. The new cau­cus formed by Sen­a­tors Tom and Shel­don and the Repub­li­cans is try­ing to rush these bills through to pas­sage. A floor vote is expect­ed in […]

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

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 […]

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Boeing, Machinists reach agreement to build next generation 737 in Renton

The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny announced this morn­ing that it has ten­ta­tive­ly reached a labor agree­ment with the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Machin­ists (IAM) that will ensure the next gen­er­a­tion of its 737 nar­row-body jet (known as the MAX) will be built in Ren­ton, Wash­ing­ton, where pro­duc­tion of the cur­rent 737 is based. “The 737 MAX builds upon the […]

Posted inHolidays

Don’t forget to celebrate LABOR Day!

It’s been accept­ed as gospel that the great­est eco­nom­ic engine in Amer­i­ca is small busi­ness – a myth start­ed more than a gen­er­a­tion ago by groups such as the US Cham­ber of Com­merce and prop­a­gat­ed by politi­cians who want to cul­ti­vate a ‘pro-busi­­ness’ rep­u­ta­tion. In fact, the great­est force in the Amer­i­can econ­o­my for much […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Litigation

Recall efforts well underway in Wisconsin, Democratic Party says

Heart­en­ing news from the Bad­ger State: In anoth­er sign that the Wis­con­sin GOP’s quick pas­sage of the bill to roll back bar­gain­ing rights is only caus­ing the fight to esca­late, Dems have now col­lect­ed over 45 per­cent of the sig­na­tures nec­es­sary to hold recall elec­tions for eight GOP state sen­a­tors, the Wis­con­sin Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty tells me. […]