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Worker: NW Steel and Pipe offer "a real blow"

Speaking about the Northwest Steel and Pipe Teamsters' unanimous Wednesday vote to strike, John Osko derided the company for proposing the elimination of the workers' defined benefit pension.

March 2015

Sound Credit Union to absorb Port of Seattle FCU

In February, the boards of Sound Credit Union and Port of Seattle Federal Credit Union unanimously approved a merger agreement. Next, they will need approval from state and federal regulators.

March 2015

NFIB argues against governor’s taxes

A statewide small business advocacy group is launching advertising to get residents to tell their state legislators not to enact new low carbon fuel taxes as proposed by the governor.

March 2015

Mount Rainier Park needs $300M catch-up

National Park Service's budget request to Congress includes $298.3 million to catch up on deferred maintenance items at Mount Rainier National Park. This would be in addition to the normal operating budget.

March 2015

Health exchange’s tally, 72 SHOP employers

After the second open enrollment period closed, 165-thousand Washingtonians -- and 72 employers -- have bought qualified health plan coverage through the state Healthplanfinder exchange.

March 2015

Port businesses recognized for contributions

The Port of Tacoma recognized three stakeholders for their contributions to port business with the fourth annual Summit Awards, presented on March 25 at the Port's Annual Breakfast.

March 2015

BPCI :: a Top Place to Work

"Family comes first" was one employee's comment about BPCI, a Puyallup construction company that's a finalist in "2015 Top Places to Work." Another survey of employees said, "Management support is unwavering," identifying a successful business strategy as well.

March 2015

Will gas prices slide with refinery strike over?

When labor unions stuck Arlington's Tesoro oil refinery in February, gas pump prices jumped up because of the possible interruption of supplies. Now that the strike is over, will prices return to a downward trend?

March 2015

Washington to lead study of Premera breach

The state Insurance Commissioner's office will lead a multi-stage investigation of Premera Blue Cross and its security breach last December that may have exposed private identification information on 11 million customers.

March 2015

Military-to-civilian transition extended

Federal funding has been extended to continue a jobs training program for individuals leaving military service at JBLM and heading into civilian jobs.

March 2015
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