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

Snap Judgment

Should UW Professors Organize?

On the heels of a very public dispute between Seattle Public Schools teachers and the district, faculty at University of Washington have put in a bid to unionize. Warranted move or waste of time?

11/02/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Morning Fizz

Murray Amends Wage Law to Meet Union Demand

Murray adds stronger worker protections to wage law, Rasmussen piles on, and unprecedented coalition signs on to affordable housing grand bargain.

10/21/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pedestrian Activists Say Murray's Transportation Levy Falls Short by Millions

Caffeinated news featuring alternate funding and lack of funding for Murray transportation levy

06/03/2015 By Josh Feit


PubliCalendar: In the Land of the Headhunters

Today's picks for civic nerds

01/06/2015 By Darren Davis


PubliCalendar: One Big KISS

Today's picks for civic nerds

12/17/2014 By Darren Davis

City Hall

Josh's Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Feature on the $15 Minimum Wage negotiations

A candid look at the behind-the-scenes, political turmoil during Seattle's historic $15 minimum wage negotiations.

07/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Tuesday Jolt: Chopp Gets Big Union Endorsement

The day's winners and losers.

07/15/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Oddly Partisan

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring labor money, stolen money, and free labor.

09/13/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Whole Foods Brouhaha

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring future donations, existing endorsements, and currently impossible.

07/25/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Yes or No, As Mayor Will You Work With Us?

Caffeinated News and Gossip featuring contradictory answers and overlapping donations.

07/23/2013 By Morning Fizz

Music News

Seattle Symphony, Opera Musicians Give Strike Authorization

The musicians union will meet again today to discuss a projected 15 percent cut in compensation.

10/16/2012 By Laura Dannen

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Inslee, Unions, Biking Cuts, and College Costs

Our daily blog roundup, featuring the Seattle Times, Salon, The Hill, and the AP.

07/13/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

"I'd Rather Govern."

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossiop starring: Rob McKenna and Facebook; Democratic Ways & Means Chair Rep. Ross Hunter and the Republicans; the Teamsters and I-1183; and more.

12/07/2011 By Morning Fizz


To Show Solidarity, Local Restaurants Announce Discounts for Union Workers. What They Didn't Say, though...

Cognitive dissonance alert: A group of local restaurant and nightclub owners announced today that they'll be offering a 15 percent discount to all union members throughout the month of May. What the group didn't mention, was that none of the restaurants a

04/29/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Afternoon Jolt

The political fallout from the King County union talks. Today's winner and loser.

08/30/2010 By Afternoon Jolt


Extra Fizz: King County Union Agrees to Give Up Pay Increase Next Year

King County union members agree to forgo an automatic pay increase next year, saving the county between $500,000 and $600,000.

08/30/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Prosecutors Seek to Form Union

Attorneys in the criminal division of the city attorney's office seek to form a union.

08/18/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

That Washington

UFCW Endorses Pridemore Over Heck

05/14/2010 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Unsafe and Unsound

05/11/2010 By Morning Fizz