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Manke Lumber fined for safety violations

Manke Lumber Company of Tacoma has been fined for 25 serious and 11 general safety and health violations, with fines totaling $87,120, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries announced today.

June 2015

Minimum Wage Task Force mulling options

Currently, the city of Tacoma Minimum Wage Task Force is considering four alternatives to increase the minimum wage, as well as whether to implement exemptions and credits.

June 2015

Governor announces subcabinet for JBLM drawdown

Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the formation of a Subcabinet on Military Downsizing to address possible military reductions in the state.

June 2015

Interfor stops Tacoma sawmill operations

Shortly after it completed its acquisition of Simpson Lumber's Tacoma tide flats mill on March 1, British Columbia company Interfor halted its operations, starting May 22.

May 2015

Not enough signatures for 15 Now

As of yesterday afternoon, the Pierce County Auditor has validated 2,681 signatures and challenged 1,970 out of a total of 4,651. In order to make the ballot, 15 Now campaigners need 3,160 valid signatures.

May 2015

ILWU, PMA ratify contract agreement

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association have successfully ratified the tentative contract agreement, putting a stamp at the end of a long, tiring battle for both sides.

May 2015

Nearly 300 UP residents hired for U.S. Open security

Almost 300 University Place residents have been hired for temporary security positions at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, according to a press release from the city.

May 2015

Work-related youth injuries rise in 2014

More youth workers were injured in 2014 than in 2013, according to a report released yesterday from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

May 2015

15 Now campaign turns in signatures

Yesterday afternoon, 15 Now advocates submitted over 4,000 — or 253-pages-worth — signatures to the Tacoma City Clerk. Now they go to the Pierce County Auditor for verification.

May 2015

State employees will walk tomorrow

The labor union representing 40,000 Washington state employees has announced rally plans for all major cities tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12 noon, seeking to pressure legislators to include pay raises in the new two-year budget.

May 2015
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