by Agueda Pacheco Flores
Retail workers across the state of Washington are getting ready to go to the bargaining table with Macy’s just before Christmas and a raise isn’t all they’re asking for.
During Black Friday, hundreds of Macy’s workers from stores at Westfield’s Southcenter mall, Alderwood Mall in Lynwood, and Bellis Fair mall in Bellingham went on strike for three days. The strike was voted on by workers in early October with a 96% approval vote if Macy’s didn’t offer substantial improvements during their November bargaining sessions.
Continue reading Macy’s Workers Get Ready for a Pre-Christmas Contract Negotiation
by Lauryn Bray
With three hours to go before a $1 million offer expired, the Burien City Council voted 4-3 Monday, Nov. 27, to accept King County’s offer and build a hotly contested tiny home village (THV) for the homeless in the Boulevard Park neighborhood.
Continue reading Burien City Council Accepts King County’s $1M Offer to Establish a Tiny Home Village on Seattle City Light Property
by Jared Brown
(This article was originally published by KNKX and has been reprinted under an agreement.)
What You Need To Know
🚔 Tacoma police officers Matthew Collins, Christopher Burbank, and Timothy Rankine face felony charges in the death of Manuel “Manny” Ellis, a 33-year-old Black man who died in police custody on March 3, 2020. All three pleaded not guilty and are on paid leave.
🏛 After nearly six weeks and hearing from about two dozen witnesses, prosecutors from the state Attorney General’s Office rested their case on Nov. 8. Attorneys for the officers are expected to call several more witnesses before resting their case, including their clients.
A police use of force expert testified Monday, Nov. 27, that the Tacoma police officers’ punches, neck hold, and Taser shocks of Manny Ellis were appropriate because Ellis was resisting arrest.
Continue reading Tacoma Officers Trial: Testimony From Defense Use of Force Expert Continues, Officers Expected to Testify Soon
by Ari Robin McKenna
After months of speculation, reaction was muted last week to the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announcement that it will not close schools in the next two school years as it struggles to meet a projected $104.4 million budget shortfall.
Continue reading No Seattle School Closures for the 2024–2025 School Year, but Staff Reductions on the Horizon