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January 17, 2015 at 9:52 PM

Tax fights, subversive acts, State of the State: your week in review

It’s been a head-spinning week keeping up with the tangled-web problems and solutions that lawmakers began fiddling with in Olympia during the 2015 state Legislature’s first week. Here’s what happened: 1. Senate Republicans add big hurdle for new taxes 2. State at critical crossroads, Inslee tells split lawmakers 3. Republican Rep. Manweller on why he dissed Supreme Court at Inslee’s speech 4. Bill…


Comments | More in Governor, Minimum wage, State Legislature | Topics: 2015 legislative session, guns, Jay Inslee

August 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Port of Vancouver’s 18-month labor fight is officially over

After an 18-month lockout, picket lines around the Port of Vancouver and a political tussle over whether the government should help run the picket lines to inspect grain, longshore workers will head back to work on Wednesday. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) ratified a new union contract with United Grain Corp. (UGC),  according to a press statement by the union. The…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: agriculture, labor support, united grain corporation

October 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM

McGinn picks up city union endorsement

The largest union representing city of Seattle workers today endorsed Mayor Mike McGinn for a second term.  Joe McGee, executive director of Local 17 of the Professional & Technical Employees, which represents about 2,500 city employees, said McGinn has had a more hands-on approach to running the city and has been more involved in union…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: labor support, seattle mayor mike mcginn, state Senator Ed Murray