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2014 Endorsements

2014 Endorsements


King County Proposition 1-Transportation Benefit District
Proposition 1 would fund Metro, preventing bus service cuts, and provide funding for road and bridge repairs, through a $60 auto license fee and a 0.1% sales tax increase.

In today’s (Everett) Herald — New IAM District 751 leader says he’s focused on healing divisions — Jon Holden’s a true believer. The third-generation union member doesn’t doubt that organized labor gives members better lives, and as the newly elected head of the Machinists union representing Boeing workers, he aims to deliver. But first he has to restore member confidence in local union leadership and heal the bitter internal split wrought by negotiations with Boeing which in January landed the 777X in Everett in exchange for ending pensions and other concessions.

► From AP — Review finds Boeing 787 meets expected safety levels — The US Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday a joint review with Boeing has found that the 787 Dreamliner’s design, manufacture and assembly processes met the aircraft’s intended safety level.

► In today’s Charleston P-C — Machinists union opens North Charleston office to try to organize Boeing plant — The union trying to organize the 7,000-employee Boeing plant in North Charleston has opened an office on Dorchester Road and plans to hold its first meeting Thursday. The IAM is trying to rally workers in the 787 assembly plant to join the union in a right-to-work state where Gov. Nikki Haley constantly says unions are not welcome

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