[caption id="attachment_109447" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/smodj[/caption] The US Supreme Court has overturned a 2018 Washington state law that gave federal contractors and subcontractors working at a nuclear waste site an easier path to collect workers’ compen...
[caption id="attachment_93144" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Student employee group on Washington State University campuses file to form union (Photo courtesy of UAW)[/caption] On the heels of unionization efforts at the University of Washington and the University of California, about 1,600 grad...
[caption id="attachment_92394" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Ivan-balvan[/caption] Wage theft comes in many forms and affects all industries. On May 11, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the state Attorney General’s office fi...
[caption id="attachment_58927" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Devonyu[/caption] A Seattle Starbucks became the city’s only company-owned store to unionize following a unanimous vote announced by the National Labor Relations Board on March 23. Workers at the Starbuc...
[caption id="attachment_58793" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Iam Anupong[/caption] Victims of the fatal crane collapse that killed four people at a Google job site in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood in 2019 were awarded more than $100 million by a jury on ...
[caption id="attachment_58496" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/RapidEye[/caption] Employees in Washington state will no longer be forced to keep quiet about workplace mistreatment, once Governor Jay Inslee signs off on new legislation limiting non-disclosure and non-d...
[caption id="attachment_57371" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/tuaindeed[/caption] More than 60 million American workers are about to be freed from forced arbitration clauses that prevent them from filing sexual harassment and sexual assault claims against their emplo...
[caption id="attachment_56370" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/it:renaschild[/caption] After months of uncertainty around whether large employers would be required to vaccinate or test their employees on a weekly basis, the Supreme Court settled the matter by blocking...
[caption id="attachment_55171" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/lakshmiprasad S[/caption] Government workers, health care employees and educators who forfeited their jobs rather than comply with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate were told not to...
[caption id="attachment_55026" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/SeventyFour[/caption] The American workforce is in the midst of a record number of resignations, with more than 4.4 million employees jumping ship in September, and more expected to follow. Globally, mor...