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Workers overlooked in safety inspection of Sea-Tac fuel operations

On Oct. 5, Working Washington issued the following statement in response to news of an FAA inspection of safety issues in Sea-Tac fueling operation. Two days after Sea-Tac aircraft fuelers announced their overwhelming vote to authorize a strike for safety & fairness, the FAA has reportedly been called in to look into the serious safety…

The Port of Seattle should live up to its responsibility

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by Nate Jackson Living check to check is hard enough. Giving up those checks because an employer is mistreating you is even harder.  But that’s exactly what Seattle port truck drivers did this month. The Seattle port truck drivers three-week walkout brought them some big wins, but it also showed how deep the problems run…

“Let’s show our strength and they will come to us.”

Port truck drivers rally for safety.

by Nate Jackson When 200, mostly immigrant, Seattle short haul port truck drivers and hundreds of community members walk off the job and keep making noise, the truck companies that haul goods under the Port of Seattle’s unwatchful eyes can’t help but notice. On Monday, February 13th port truck drivers staged a rally on the…