Posted inEconomic Security, Policy Topics

Seattle voters overwhelmingly oppose weakening the PayUp ordinance, NPI poll finds

60% of like­ly Novem­ber 2024 Emer­ald City vot­ers don’t like Coun­cilmem­ber Sara Nel­son’s pro­pos­al to roll back min­i­mum pay stan­dards and work­place pro­tec­tions for app-based deliv­ery dri­vers — but there is plen­ty of enthu­si­asm for lim­it­ing the fees that com­pa­nies like Door­Dash and Instacart can charge their customers. 

Posted inPolicy Topics, World Commmunity

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun to leave, in news that will be welcome to many Washingtonians

Research com­mis­sioned by the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute had found sup­port for Cal­houn’s depar­ture fol­low­ing more grave safe­ty laps­es at Boe­ing. Steve Mol­lenkopf, ex-CEO of Qual­comm, has been cho­sen as the next board chair and is tasked with find­ing Cal­houn’s suc­ces­sor. The com­pa­ny faces a press­ing need for a cul­ture shift towards safe­ty and restora­tion of trust.

Posted inPolicy Topics, Technology, World Commmunity

Elon Musk takes over Twitter after reportedly completing acquisition, begins firing people

The mega­bil­lion­aire com­plet­ed his acqui­si­tion of the social net­work­ing plat­form this evening after a failed attempt to back out of the deal that he struck sev­er­al months ago, which prompt­ed a law­suit by Twit­ter to force him to hon­or the terms of the deal and buy out the shareholders.

Posted inCivil Liberties, Litigation, Policy Topics, World Commmunity

Donald Trump’s accounting firm Mazars USA severs ties, retracts financial statements

In addi­tion to being ordered to tes­ti­fy under oath in a rul­ing issued today by State Supreme Court Judge Arthur F. Engoron along with two of his chil­dren — a deci­sion that his attor­neys will no doubt prompt­ly appeal — Don­ald Trump lost the ser­vices of his long­time account­ing firm, Mazars USA.