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WSLC Convention: Challenges, inspiration »


WENATCHEE (July 24, 2914) — The final day of the Washington State Labor Council’s 2014 Convention featured brief presentations by Ramon Torres, President of Familias Unidas por la Justicia, the boycott of Sakuma Brothers berries and farmworkers’ struggle to get a fair contract there; Estakio…

Jul 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Convention: Climate change, ACA and more »

WENATCHEE (July 22, 2014) — Unions should not consider efforts to address climate change as a threat to their jobs. Instead, they should recognize the dire necessity for solutions and have a seat at the table to shape policies in ways that protect existing jobs…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »


Workers for Alaska Air’s bag vendor vote to join SEIU 6 »


SEATAC (July 25, 2014) — More than 200 Sea-Tac Airport workers at Bags, Inc., who are contracted by Alaska Air Group to provide wheelchair and other…

Jul 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

IAM 751′s Holden: Boeing CEO’s remarks ‘astounding and sad’ »


UPDATE — IAM President Tom Buffenbarger is demanding an apology from Boeing CEO Jim McNerney for his “unfunny and unnecessary remarks.” The following is crossposted…

Jul 25 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Antioch University Seattle adjuncts vote to join SEIU 925 »


The following is from Adjuncts and Contingents Together Washington, a project of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 925: SEATTLE — In a resounding…

Jul 24 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

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