The ostensibly pro-union Democrats who run both chambers in here yet again tanked a bill to allow their staff to unionize. YINYANG / GETTY
On Wednesday morning organizers say 105 legislative workers — including legislative aides, communications staffers, and others — staged a sick-out in protest of poor working conditions. During a press conference later on, Democratic House Speaker Laurie Jinkins confirmed “somewhere near 50” people out sick on her side, and Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) confirmed “at least 34” out in the Senate.
The demonstration came the day after Democratic House leadership killed a bill that would have authorized those legislative workers to unionize, ending yet another attempt in
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