News Wire

Crew Shortages Rock Washington State Ferries

A new ferry schedule cuts back on the number of boats servicing Seattle and the rest of the Puget Sound region.

10/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Group Chat

Should Washington Embrace a Four-Day Workweek?

A bill to trim our 40-hour norm didn’t gain traction in Olympia this year. But a political backer and two early adopters say the pandemic may change some minds.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do May 17–19

J'Von stays animated, Art Garfunkel needs no sidekick, and a film chronicles the fight against anti-trans legislation.

05/17/2019 By Gennette Cordova

Morning Fizz

Hanauer Urges Council to Pass Business Fee

Lefty investor backs dedicated fund to pay for labor enforcement.

11/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Mayor and Unanimous Council Sign Off on Secured Scheduling Law

Seattle leads the country, follows the union.

09/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Seattle Uber Ordinance Continues Seattle's Role as Worker Rights Leader

Council shouldn't water down strong call for Uber drivers' right to unionize.

09/13/2016 By Danielle Franco-Malone

City Hall

Council Backs O'Brien Ordinance Allowing Ride Share Drivers to Unionize

O'Brien ride share legislation sets up future legal fight.

10/05/2015 By Josh Kelety


PubliCalendar: Close the Gender Pay Gap

Today's picks for civic nerds

12/02/2014 By Darren Davis


PubliCalendar: The Delano Mangongs

Today's pics for civic nerds

11/13/2014 By Darren Davis


PubliCalendar: Four Solutions to Climate Change?

Today's picks for civic nerds

11/12/2014 By Darren Davis

One Question

One Question for David Freiboth

One question about the minimum-wage movement for labor leader Dave Freiboth.

01/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: Future of Labor, an ACA Panel, and Homegrown Food

Today's picks for civic nerds.

01/07/2014 By Genie Leslie


National Fast-Food Strike Hits Seattle

A closed Lake City Burger King is back open as a rolling fast-food worker strike spreads across the city.

05/30/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit


Casa Latina Makes Ordering Day Labor Easier

The nonprofit’s new online order form is putting more people to work.

05/22/2013 By Matthew Halverson


Sound Transit Rejects Controversial "Unionization" Ad

Sound Transit rejects living wage ad campaign.

04/04/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

Gregoire Shows Off Mediation Chops

Governor Chris Gregoire did a good job ending the Tacoma teacher's strike, but she's shy about using her mediation skills to solve other disputes.

09/22/2011 By Peter Johnson

That Washington

Labor Groups Stage "Unemployment Line" Outside Rep. Reichert's Office

The Great Recession as the Great Depression at US Rep. Reichert's office.

08/18/2011 By Lummy Lin