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How a small town council routed the union busters

The Sequim City Council voted unanimously to kill two pending "Right to Work" (for less) ballot propositions, condemning them as "grossly invalid" and a flagrant violation of state law.

700 at rural forum demand jobs, Social Security, Medicare for all

More than 700 people packed the auditorium of Sequim High School to applaud angry blasts at Wall Street greed.

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1,000 demand “Good Jobs Now” at Progressive Caucus speakout

SEATTLE - People lined up at microphones at a July 23 "speak out" here to demand that Congress stop kowtowing to the corporations and do what voters elected them to do: create good jobs at a living wage.

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Women's labor coalition honors Irene Hull

Women are being thrown under the bus as states and the nation try to reduce deficits by slashing budgets.

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1,000 in Olympia: Put people first, close tax loopholes

The legislature is grappling with budget deficits estimated at $5.1 billion, yet ballot initiatives pushed through by Republican extremists last November block every measure to increase revenues.

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Feeling kinship with Japan’s tsunami victims

Posted prominently beside the road leading out of  town at the mouth of the Dungeness River is a sign, "Tsunami Evacuation Route." In the past we paid little attention to it. But we are now.

Anger erupts over slash-to-the-bone state budget

SEATTLE - Public employee unions and the people they serve denounced the budget unveiled by Gov. Chris Gregoire, which slashes vital services and jobs.

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Seniors joining Nov. 30 call-in to Senate: Hands off Social Security

"This is a brutal time and it is a time to fight back!" said Robby Stern, president of the Puget Sound Alliance of Retired Americans.

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Washington state Dems on a roll, vow fight for jobs

With street-corner "waves" and grassroots energy, Washington state Democratic incumbents Norm Dicks and Patty Murray are "on a charge" to win.

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MoveOn.org: “Shadow network” seeks to buy election

Shadowy groups are flooding Washington State with anonymous corporate cash to buy ads smearing incumbent Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, MoveOn charged.

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