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Volunteers needed for I-1433’s home stretch »

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(May 26, 2016) — Summer’s here, and that means time is running out. With the unofficial beginning of summer this Memorial Day weekend, time is running out on the historic Initiative 1433 signature-gathering campaign to raise Washington state’s minimum wage in four steps to $13.50/hour…

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Celebrate Memorial Day, start summer right: Buy Union! »

Memorial Day — this Monday, May 30 — is a day set aside for remembering the people who died while serving in the United States armed forces. This weekend is also the unofficial kickoff to summer and the grilling season. Here are some union-made food…

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State to name Tacoma highway after ILWU leader Phil Lelli »

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OLYMPIA (May 25, 2016) — A portion of State Route 509 leading into the Port of Tacoma will be named in honor of the late…

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Three-day faculty strike begins at Green River College »

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The following is an open letter from Karen Strickland, President of AFT Washington, AFL-CIO: AUBURN (May 23, 2016) — Green River United Faculty Coalition/AFT Local…

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I-124 would protect women working in Seattle’s hotels »

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The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (May 20, 2016) — In employee break rooms throughout downtown Seattle this week, hotel workers are…

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