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State Action on Coal

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On January 4, 2017
Since the Trump Administration is going to SAVE COAL!!!, I wonder how it will respond to the western states refusing to allow coal development in the ports required to ship it overseas. Washington state dealt a blow Tuesday to the last remaining coal export terminal proposed along the West Coast, throwing the viability of the […]
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Faculty at the University of Washington are considering unionizing, the only sensible move for faculty around the nation. Unsurprisingly, the Seattle Times is opposed to it. Unfortunately, from what I understand from a couple of sources, these arguments against unionization, especially that UW promotes its administration from within and thus we are all on the […]

The False Promises of Prison Labor

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On December 15, 2014
Prison labor not only takes jobs away from non-prisoners who earn wages, but it is a corrupt system that does not save the state money, as the Seattle Times reports. There is also no evidence this unpaid labor creates skills for prisoners they can use upon their release. But behind CI’s glossy brochures and polished […]
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