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  • Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-employee unions, potentially reducing organized labor’s influence in the workplace and at the ballot box. The nine justices will hear a challenge backed by anti-union groups to the legality of fees that workers who are not members of unions representing teachers, police, firefighters and certain other government employees must pay to help cover the costs of collective bargaining with state and local governments.
    - PUB DATE: 2/23/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Reuters
  • Washington state's first career female firefighter dies of cancer
    Washington state's first career female firefighter has died of complications from cancer at the age of 64, the Bellevue Fire Department announced Wednesday. Jeanette Woldseth, a retired fire captain with the department who became a professional firefighter in 1977, died Monday afternoon. “Captain Woldseth was truly a ground-breaker, not only in the Bellevue Fire Department, but within the larger firefighter community,” said Bellevue Interim Fire Chief Todd Dickerboom.
    - PUB DATE: 2/23/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4
  • Drinking at Cal Fire academy brings down 14 more firefighters
    For the second time in three years, Cal Fire is cracking down on alcohol consumption at its training academy in Amador County. This time, it’s disciplining 14 firefighters who were supposed to stay sober during their six weeks of training at the Cal Fire Academy in Ione. Cal Fire Deputy Director Michael Mohler announced the discipline on Thursday.
    - PUB DATE: 2/23/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sacramento Bee
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