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Carpenters union strike on pause after “illegal picketing activity”

Union spokesperson claims wildcat protestors harrassed and threatened violence.

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Peter Rogoff to step down as Sound Transit CEO in 2022

Became CEO in 2016; search for replacement to begin

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Port of Seattle to require vaccinations for employees

2,200 workers must be vaccinated by Nov. 15

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Grocery store workers have right to wear Black Lives Matter buttons

National Labor Relations Board ruling against ban by Kroger-owned QFC, Fred Meyer

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Ban on single-use plastic bags in WA begins Oct. 1

Shoppers will have the choice to pay for a reusable plastic or recycled paper bag.

 

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Port of Seattle to require vaccinations for employees

2,200 workers must be vaccinated by Nov. 15

 

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