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Today's news - Washington

Boeing plans to lay off 170 workers in region; offers buyouts 2017-03-21 [Herald Net]

Uber Loses Bid To Overturn Seattle Taxi Driver Union Rights Ordinance 2017-03-20 [WIN]

Judge Upholds Uber Driver’s Union Rule in Seattle 2017-03-19 [Fortune]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce sues Seattle a second time over Uber union law 2017-03-11 [Seattle Times]

Boeing gets 1,880 union workers to take voluntary layoffs in Seattle area 2017-03-06 [CNBC]

Teamsters Strike At Noel Canning 2017-02-23 [WIN]

Noel Canning union workers strike for second day over unfair labor practices 2017-02-22 [KAPP]

Noel Canning workers go on strike Monday night 2017-02-21 [Yakima Herald]

7 workers sent to hospital after acid spill at Ferndale refinery 2017-02-12 [KOMO]

Labor Files Friend of the Court Brief Against Muslim Ban 2017-02-08 [Indybay]

Burgerville suspends union activist for eating a bagel 2017-01-14 [nwLaborPress]

Seattle workers welcome higher wages with start of new year 2017-01-03 [MyNW]

Prove them wrong: They are disabled — except on the job 2016-12-18 [Albany Times Union]

New Economy's Amazon.com relies on old-fashioned Wage Theft 2016-12-16 [In These Times]

$5 million settlement over break relief for nurses at St. Joseph 2016-12-13 [The News Tribune]

Lawsuit seeks to extend overtime pay for farm workers 2016-12-10 [Yakima Herald]

Dairy Workers Challenge Their Exemption From Overtime Pay 2016-12-10 [NPR]

WA State AFL-CIO: Workers can win if we stay in the fight 2016-12-01 [WIN]

Workers report possible chemical vapors at nuclear tank farm 2016-12-01 [Star Tribune]

Federal judge orders pilots striking against Amazon back to work 2016-11-24 [NYTimes]

Seattle protesters locked out of Ballard Locks, but still rally against Dakota Access Pipeline 2016-11-16 [Q13FOX]

Labor activists gather to remember the Everett Massacre 2016-11-06 [Herald Net]

Initiative subplot: Fight between union, conservative group 2016-10-24 [Bellingham Herald]

Doomsayers keep getting it wrong about higher minimum wages 2016-10-22 [Bloomberg]

Auburn Medical Center physicians in Tacoma to unionize: 5 things to know 2016-10-21 [Spine Review]

The people who pick your berries will now be represented by a union 2016-10-20 [PRI]

Labor Leader to Seattle Police Union: Don't Isolate Yourselves, Show Solidarity With Other Workers 2016-10-19 [Stranger]

How Seattle's $15 minimum wage kneecapped opposition to statewide wage hike 2016-10-19 [Inlander]

Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules 2016-10-17 [Yes!]

Berry Pickers’ Win Could Result in Better Conditions for Many Farmworkers 2016-10-10 [Civil Eats]

Seattle U likely heading to court after refusing to bargain with faculty union 2016-10-08 [Capitol Hill Seattle Blog]

Orchard workers sue over spray drift 2016-10-08 [Capital Press]

Workers in critical condition after being burned at Waste to Energy facility 2016-10-04 [Spokeman-Review]

Seattle University: Fight to block faculty union isn’t over 2016-10-01 [Seattle Times]

Airport workers ready to strike Delta for the opportunity to form their union without interference 2016-09-29 [SEIU]

Farmworkers Taste the Fruits of Victory 2016-09-24 [Labor Notes]

Seattle passes new scheduling rules for hourly workers 2016-09-20 [San Diego Union-Tribune]

Farmworkers Join Union, as Labor Movement Gains Allies 2016-09-17 [Equal Voice]

Farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. vote to unionize 2016-09-14 [Seattle Times]

Tentative deal for 30,000 state workers includes raises, $12 minimum wage 2016-09-14 [News Tribune]

Seattle University Adjunct Faculty Finally Form a Union 2016-09-10 [Stranger]

Settlements reached in minimum-wage cases 2016-09-03 [Union-Bulletin]

Seattle U’s adjunct faculty can form union, national board rules 2016-08-25 [Seattle Times]

Workers at Cowlitz Family Health Center vote to unionize 2016-08-21 [TDN]

How The Washington Public Records Act Is Now Being Used To Try And Kill Off Public Sector Unions 2016-08-18 [Sky Valley Chronicle]

Judge: Weyerhaeuser discriminated against union official 2016-08-17 [News Tribune]

Judge finds Weyerhaeuser discriminated against union official 2016-08-16 [TDN]

Nuclear worker: ‘Retaliation is very real at Hanford' 2016-07-30 [King5]

Hotel-workers rights initiative headed for Seattle’s fall ballot 2016-07-26 [Seattle-Times]

Latina Vineyard Workers Get Opportunities Through Women-Only College Course 2016-07-17 [KPLU]

This month in labour history

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]