The week began with the celebration of Labor Day. And it ends with labor issues dominating the news.
- The Seattle teacher’s strike continues. In The News Tribune, some snarky comments from the Nose comparing the Seattle strike with the strike in Tacoma in 2011. Memories of the Seattle strike that lasted 19 days.
- Some SeaTac airport workers demonstrated for a $15 minimum wage.
- Fast food workers – and only fast food workers – get a $15 minimum wage in New York state.
- The interim president at the University of Washington has “grave reservations” about unionizing faculty.
In other news.
- Charter school supporters rally at Summit Sierra charter school in Seattle’s Chinatown International District. An insider’s take on Summit Sierra.
- Legislators are nearly ready to talk again about McCleary and education funding.
- Washington Policy Center considers implications of I-1366.
- GE considers moving headquarters from Connecticut over business climate issues. Options include Georgia and … New York?
Have a great weekend.