The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, March 27, 2017 This Week's Paper
Demand for worker training focus of 2nd Pierce County Aerospace Summit

Pierce County can strengthen its place in the competitive aerospace supply chain if government, industry and education institutions collaborate to train workers to meet the growing demand around the world.

That was the key message at the second annual Pierce County Aerospace Summit, held Wednesday at Clover Park Technical College. More than 125 people attended, representing aerospace suppliers, manufacturers, industry service providers, policy makers and educators.

"This is not a pep talk. This is a call to action," said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, a co-host of the summit.… Read More

Members and supporters of UFCW 21 held an informational picket Monday along the sidewalk out front near the main entrance of Mary Bridge.

At issue is the stalled contract negotiations with the 125 unionized nurses that have gone without a new contract since February.

Union Representative Cathy MacPhail said the main sticking point is an effort by the hospital to remove health care benefits from the negotiation table.

"They want complete control," she said.

The next round of talks comes on Tuesday.

UFCW 21 is the largest private-sector union in Washington,… Read More

Walmart opens

The new Walmart, at 1965 S. Union Ave., is now open.

The Tacoma Walmart is one of 24 stores the company is opening across the country today.

The store features general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and lawn and garden items. It also offers a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections in addition to local favorites. The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and customers can ask about health and wellness solutions.

The new store employs… Read More

Walmart set to open July 17

The new Walmart, at 1965 S. Union Ave., will open Wednesday, July 17, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

The Tacoma Walmart is one of 24 stores the company is opening across the country on July 17.

The store features general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and lawn and garden items. It also offers a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections in addition to local favorites. The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and customers… Read More

Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful needs paint crews now! Here’s your chance to help low-income homeowners in need. Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful is still looking for groups to form volunteer crews to paint houses in Tacoma and in Lakewood. Church groups, civic and service organizations, families and businesses are all groups that can form paint crews. No experience is necessary. They provide paint and basic supplies, and the advice of a skilled painter to guide crews through the job. Register your crew today, and become a reason for hope this summer! Visit www.paintbeautiful.org to register.… Read More

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