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Why Do Salmon Die in Seattle?

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On December 4, 2020
The fact that the nation and world just puts products on the market without basic testing as to their larger ecological effects provides a perfect explanation of the Sixth Extinction. For decades now, scientists have known something was killing beautiful, adult coho salmon as soon as they hit Seattle’s urban waters, ready to spawn. They […]

Bus lane hero

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On August 15, 2019

One subset of what we might call “Seattle twitter” has been debating how we should think about the woman in this video: https://twitter.com/JaimeSeattle/status/1159268600391196673 This wom

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In the recent history of economic justice, one of the most prominent success stories is the $15 minimum wage in Sea-Tac, Washington. The small town where the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located, it is made up of a combination of older white working class neighborhoods and newer immigrants, especially from east Africa, who mostly work […]
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Unionize Uber

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On March 19, 2017
Great news out of Seattle: A judge in Washington State has rejected Uber’s attempt to overturn a Seattle ordinance that gives its drivers the right to unionize, potentially opening the door for higher rates and labor costs. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Teamsters labor union intends to begin working to organize drivers soon. […]

The First Shooting

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On January 25, 2017

It really is only a matter of time before a Trumpite murders a protestor. And probably also only a matter of slightly longer time before organized violence against protestors becomes normalized. The v

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David Bensman has a really great piece on how the Teamsters are taking the lead on organizing Uber drivers in Seattle and how doing so has relied on the kind of community effort necessary for organizing in the modern day. It’s taken building not only union power but connections within immigrant communities, working with politicians, […]

Uber Unions

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On December 16, 2015

Yay for Seattle ruling that Uber and Lyft drivers are not independent contractors and thus have the right to join a union. Of course Uber and Lyft are as anti-union as any other company in history and

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