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Injunction junction ● Whole Foods uni... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:09 AM - Thursday, September 6, 2018   PAY OUR TEACHERS   ► In today’s News Tribune — School canceled Thursday for Tacoma and Puyallup students as bargaining c...

No job loss from higher minimum wages (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 07:36 AM - In the first-ever evaluation of $10-plus minimum wages in 6 cities, a new UC-Berkeley study finds that lifting the wage floor has had a big impact on pay, with no significa...

WSLC grants strike sanction in Tacoma... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 07:35 AM - TACOMA (Sept. 6, 2018) — The Tacoma Education Association has requested and been granted strike sanction from the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO for the teac...

Wanting to believe (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 05:43 AM - For the last couple of years, conventional wisdom has held that Trump’s loyal base of supporters is unshakeable, that Trump could – in his words – “stand in the middle of F...

Links (9/5/18) (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 03:29 PM - Google's New Dataset Search Tool - No Hesitations Beyond Secular Stagnation - Joseph E. Stiglitz Tail Risks - Brad DeLong Income inequality in France - VoxEU Secular Stagna...

New Teamsters contract at AMR raises ... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 11:30 AM - The 600-member unit provides ambulance service to Multnomah and Clackamas counties in Oregon, and Clark and Cowlitz counties in Washington. The post New Teamsters contract ...

Introducing the Moxy: Union pension f... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 11:14 AM - Construction begins in October at 10th and Alder on a 12-story, $50 million "boutique lifestyle" hotel under the Marriott International's Moxy brand. The post Introducing t...

Union coalition says it’s time to res... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 11:05 AM - Companies are increasingly insisting that workers and consumers waive their legal rights through arbitration clauses. The post Union coalition says it’s time to restore leg...

Wanted: labor union members intereste... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 10:56 AM - The application deadline is Sept. 14 for the next session of the Oregon Labor Candidate School, a free one-Saturday-a-month course in the mechanics of political campaigns. ...

OHSU grad students unionize with AFSCME (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 10:31 AM - Union authorization cards signed by a majority of the 250 students were submitted Aug. 29. The post OHSU grad students unionize with AFSCME appeared first on nwLaborPress .

Trump-pardoned felon will raise anti-... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 10:03 AM - Far-right culture warrior Dinesh D’Souza will headline a $115-a-plate fundraiser for the Freedom Foundation. The post Trump-pardoned felon will raise anti-union funds appea...

Operating Engineers Local 701 sets up... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 09:52 AM - Operating Engineers Local 701 and its affiliated AGC training center set up shop at the inaugural Boring Brewfest fundraiser, bringing a mini-excavator and computerized tow...

Oregon native named to top job at AFL... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 09:40 AM - Jennifer Dorning is the first woman to hold the post at the coalition of 24 national unions in professional, technical, and other highly skilled occupatoins. The post Orego...

We’re #3! ● Teachers walk ● Trumka vs... (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 09:07 AM - Wednesday, September 5, 2018   LABOR DAY   ► In the Spokesman-Review — Unions remain strong and motivated this Labor Day (by WSLC President Jeff Johnson) &#...

Westin Hotel: One job should be enough! (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 06:39 AM - 21 arrested as campaign for fair contract escalates at Marriott hotel in Seattle   The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Sept. 5, 2018) — On Labor D...

The swamp (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 06:27 AM - You know what it is when you talk about it, right? But, well, who and what are part of the Swamp? The “drain the swamp” formulation was one of the more clever linguistic de...

  New Evidence that Unions Raise Wage... (Economist's View)
Filed Tuesday, September 4 at 03:47 PM - From Steve Maas at the NBER: New Evidence that Unions Raise Wages for Less-Skilled Workers: Tapping into eight decades of private and public surveys, a new study finds evid...

extra periods (Skull / Bones)
Filed Tuesday, September 4 at 03:00 PM - Worth flagging. Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms...

Trump denounces America’s top labor l... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Tuesday, September 4 at 12:12 PM - The tweet was in reaction to an appearance on Fox News Sunday by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. The post Trump denounces America’s top labor leader … on Labor Day ...

An end to NAFTA? (nwLaborPress)
Filed Tuesday, September 4 at 11:58 AM - A new two-nation trade deal with Mexico could take the place of the three-nation agreement known as NAFTA. The post An end to NAFTA? appeared first on nwLaborPress .

Traditional Mass Media

Washington fruit export pioneer... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 05:50 AM - His father was the first exporter of Washington apples and he became the first into Asia. Dalton Thomas, retired president of Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers, Wenatchee, W...

Washington AG to press for $18 ... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 05:36 AM - Washington AG to fight for $18 million fine against foodmakers

Western Innovator: From Austral... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 05:02 AM - He was an innovator in Australia and now as the newest research entomologist at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, in Wenatchee,...

Connelly: Trudeau vows to build... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 05:22 PM - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a hostile federal court ruling won't block construction of a massive, 895,000-barrels-a-day oil pipeline between Alberta an...

Connelly: Inslee gets under Tru... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 02:16 PM - Gov. Jay Inslee is a road warrior in the 2018 mid-term election. He's heading the Democratic Governors Association, at a time when Democrats seem headed for major gain...

Connelly: Politico -- Democrats... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 01:13 PM - After nearly 40 years of trying, Democrats are "favored" to win Washington's 8th Congressional district this November, according to a new analysis by the influential P...

Washington court rejects record... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 08:37 AM - Court overturns $18 million fine against grocery association

WDFW takes steps to shoo elk, b... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, September 5 at 07:51 AM - Washington Fish and Wildlife reports on what it's doing to get elk off Skagit farmland

Connelly: Samsung settles price... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, September 4 at 04:40 PM - Samsung is paying $29 million to the state of Washington, settling a price fixing suit filed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson against seven major electronics manufactu...

Connelly: Kavanaugh's path to t... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, September 4 at 03:13 PM - The confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has become a rush job. Senate Republicans are using President Trump, locking in a majority to support th...

Fire crews bulldoze fire lines ... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Tuesday, September 4 at 09:06 AM - ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kristi Mastrofini stared down the roaring gun barrel of the deadly Klamathon fire that was ready to burst through Oregon’s southern ...

Cranberry growers want to destr... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Tuesday, September 4 at 08:43 AM - Cranberry farmers have asked the federal government for permission to destroy a quarter of their crop in response to a glut that has kept prices low and growers operat...

WDFW shoots Togo wolfpack male (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Tuesday, September 4 at 06:49 AM - Washington shoots Togo pack wolf

Judge lets Washington target wo... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Monday, September 3 at 11:16 AM - Longer story on order allowing Togo wolf shot

Washington judge allows killing... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, August 31 at 09:57 AM - Washington can shoot wolf. judge rules

Washington court upholds state&... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, August 31 at 07:25 AM - Washington Supreme Court favors Ecology on PCB testing

Pacific Northwest pear forecast... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, August 31 at 05:16 AM - Harvest has started and the forecast of Pacific Northwest fresh pear production is up 1.3 million, 40-pound boxes from what it was in June.

Quincy hosts farmer consumer aw... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Thursday, August 30 at 08:18 AM - It all began when a farmer heard a caller on the Paul Harvey radio show say price-gouging farmers weren’t needed because food comes from grocery stores. Thirty-...

Utility district raises cryptoc... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Thursday, August 30 at 07:49 AM - A Central Washington public utility district has increased power rates for cryptocurrency miners and other evolving-industry firms, starting next year, while a neighbo...

Two conservation district super... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Thursday, August 30 at 06:49 AM - Two Thurston County conservation district supervisors face hearing on ouster

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Progressive Media

Fox host praises Trump for hiri... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 10:00 AM — Fox Business host Deirdre Bolton on Thursday suggested that the White House is functioning as it is supposed to after The New York Times revealed that a senior staff m...

Newly released Kavanaugh emails... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:30 AM — Campaign Action Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) remains incredulous at the fact that Brett Kavanaugh claims ignorance and innocence at being the recipient of stolen emails w...

Newly Released Emails Show Kava... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:26 AM — On the third day of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) released previously confidential emails from Kavanaug...

Jamil Smith: Don’t Mistake Comp... (RollingStone.com: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:23 AM — The anonymous administration official’s ‘NYT’ op-ed is a study in reputation-saving

The View’s Joy Behar lets Micha... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:21 AM — Michael Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis was the CNN source that indicated President Donald Trump was aware of the Trump Tower meeting involving the Russians promisi...

Trump Administration Plans to S... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:52 AM — The Trump administration is planning to withdraw from a decades-old settlement agreement that prevents it from keeping children in family detention for more than about...

The View’s Whoopi Goldberg floa... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:43 AM — The women of “The View” opened Thursday talking about The New York Times op-ed written by an anonymous senior White House official. New co-host Abby Huntsm...

Democrat Hirono gives Alaskan L... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:39 AM — Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) proved again what a steadfast, Democratic hero she’s become in Wednesday’s hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She reaffirmed t...

Kamala Harris and Cory Booker H... (RollingStone.com: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:23 AM — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was at a loss for words when pressed about his relationship with Trump

Democrats Threaten to Release C... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 07:42 AM — Senate Democrats kicked off the third day of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing with fireworks on Thursday morning, threatening to release comm...

Democrats Threaten to Release C... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 07:42 AM — Senate Democrats kicked off the third day of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing with fireworks on Thursday morning, threatening to release comm...

Kavanaugh caught in a really du... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 07:39 AM — The Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings get more and more interesting as Democratic Senator after Democratic Senator refuses to adhere to Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassle...

Dana Loesch: ‘Inherently sexist... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 07:29 AM — NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch on Thursday said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should schedule an immediate floor vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to t...

Kavanaugh in leaked email: Roe ... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 07:10 AM — Campaign Action The New York Times has some documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time as George W. Bush's staff secretary, including an email on whet...

Waste Watch: Burberry Pledges t... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 06:55 AM — In one small step toward reducing waste in the fashion industry, Burberry has announced it will cease burning unsold goods and using animal fur in its products, with i...

Watch CNN’s Berman fact check C... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 06:27 AM — CNN invited former Trump for President campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on to talk about the anonymous author of a scathing New York Times op-ed that roiled the Whit...

Alex Jones vs. Marco Rubio Was ... (RollingStone.com: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 06:00 AM — The senator and former presidential candidate nearly fought the inflammatory conspiracy peddler in front of reporters

“A Beautiful Moment”: Arundhati... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 05:54 AM — India's Supreme Court has overturned a law criminalizing consensual gay sex, in a major victory for LGBTQI groups. The ruling voids a portion of the Indian Penal Code ...

Kavanaugh Can’t—Or Won’t—Answer... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 05:52 AM — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday was either unable or unwilling to answer repeated questions from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) about whether he had e...

Arundhati Roy: The U.S. Is Grow... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 05:39 AM — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are in New Delhi today for talks aimed at deepening military and trade ties between India and the Unite...

No, You Are Not Part of the Res... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 05:34 AM — The White House is scrambling to ferret out disloyal members of President Trump's inner circle after the New York Times published an anonymous op-ed Wednesday it says ...

Ex-ambassador: Trump is is unfi... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 05:13 AM — Appearing with CNN host John Berman, the former special advisor to the President and Secretary of State and North Korea policy coordinator under President Barack Obama...

The Kavanaugh Cover-up? Role in... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 05:11 AM — Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing enters its third day today. On Wednesday Capitol Police arrested 73 people protesting Kavanaugh's nomination...

Headlines for September 6, 2018 (Democracy Now!)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 05:00 AM — Unnamed Trump Official Cites "Quiet Resistance" Within Administration, Trump Blasts "Gutless" Writer of Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed, Kavanaugh Won't Rule Out Presid...

Watch Jimmy Kimmel hilariously ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 03:37 AM — Calling the publishing on the anonymous New York Times op-ed criticizing President Donald Trump by a White House insider “remarkable,” ABC late-night host ...

Traditional Mass Media

Trump Cabinet members deny auth... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:53 AM — President Trump has called the author "gutless."

Democrats press Trump's Supreme... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:44 AM — Democrats pressed Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick, over newly released emails highlighting his views on abortion and race issues on T...

Delaware senator next to face c... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:40 AM — The potential for another takedown of a longtime Democratic incumbent by a progressive challenger looms in Delaware, where voters on Thursday were choosing between a t...

Democrats Release 'Confidential... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:40 AM — Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is back at the witness table Thursday.

The Republican charade on Roe v... (The Plum Line)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:38 AM — Previously hidden emails show Brett Kavanaugh's role in a campaign of deception.

Trump Administration Moves to D... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:37 AM — The Homeland Security Department is proposing a new rule that would allow for the prolonged detention of undocumented migrant children by replacing a 1997 legal settle...

WATCH: Democrat releases 'conf... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:34 AM — Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey threatened to release one of the documents on his own, prompting Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas to accuse Booker of "conduct unbec...

Trump administration seeks to e... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:23 AM — The Trump administration said on Thursday that it plans to withdraw from a federal court agreement that strictly limits the conditions under which authorities can deta...

House Speaker says he has under... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:21 AM — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he has a good understanding with President Donald Trump to fund the government by a Sept. 30 deadline, despite Trump's co...

Trump plan to detain immigrant ... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:15 AM — President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw from a court agreement that puts strict limits on the U.S. government's detention of migrant children and to hold the minors...

Speaker Ryan, on planned immigr... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:15 AM — Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan on Thursday said he did not know the details of President Donald Trump's plans to stop following strict limits o...

Democrat releases 'confidential... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 09:00 AM — The third day of the confirmation hearings began with another partisan fight.

Senior Trump official describes... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:58 AM — Many senior officials in President Donald Trump's administration have been working from within to frustrate parts of his agenda to protect the country from his worst i...

Pompeo says did not author New ... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:58 AM — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday he was not the author of an anonymous column published in the New York Times by a senior Trump administration offi...

'If anyone can Maga, it is Nasa... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:55 AM — The moon-landing movie has sparked a furore for failing to show the planting of a US flag. But Hollywood has a long, complicated relationship with the final frontier A...

Progressives eye another upset ... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:47 AM — In Thursday's Delaware primaries, Kerri Evelyn Harris could be the latest progressive candidate to score a major upset, this time against Democratic Sen. Tom Carper.

Trump targets Nike as Kaepernic... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:45 AM — U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Nike Inc for its new advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who sparked controversy b...

Some Democrats, Republicans Agr... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:39 AM — At least a handful of lawmakers from both parties agree that whoever in the Trump administration penned the New York Times op-ed published Wednesday would better serve...

Democrats threaten to leak docu... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:36 AM — Cory Booker said he will leak confidential information after documents on Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush White House were released Senate confirmation hearings for Donal...

WATCH: Mueller probe dominates... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:32 AM — Democrats also asked Judge Brett Kavanaugh about guns and his pro-Second Amendment views.

Cory Booker Has a Performative ... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:30 AM — Sen. Cory Booker caused a stir on Thursday during confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he passionately defended his decision to release d...

Fierce document dispute grips T... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:29 AM — A dispute over documents relating to abortion, race and other issues dating to the prior White House service of Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court...

Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo deny... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:12 AM — A statement from the vice-president’s office says he ‘puts his name on his op-eds’ and secretary of state says op-ed ‘is not mine’ Vice-President Mike Pence and Secret...

Trump Administration Proposes R... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:10 AM — Under the Flores settlement, immigrant minors can't be held in jail-like settings, and can't be held for longer than 20 days. The government's move to circumvent that ...

Kavanaugh Denies Calling Roe v.... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Thursday, September 6 at 08:04 AM — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday again called landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade an “important precedent” and told senators he was not taking a stance...