The Stand
Archive for: December, 2016

WSLC stands ready to push back, move forward on justice for all

Labor movement will fight for justice, stand with community partners   By JEFF JOHNSON (Dec. 5, 2016) — As President-Elect Donald Trump continues to fill out his cabinet, fear and anxiety grows daily in the labor, immigrant rights, LBGTQ, Muslim, African American and environmental communities. While the incoming president does not appear to have a […]

Hanford distrust, health care uncertainty, bigots and billionaires…

Thursday, December 1, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — Tacoma police officer dies after shooting at East Side home — A Tacoma police officer was fatally shot Wednesday while responding to a domestic violence call on the city’s East Side, sparking an hourslong standoff with a volley of gunfire. ► In […]

What you can do if you are targeted, harassed at work

The following is from AFL-CIO Now: (Dec. 1, 2016) — Since Donald Trump won the election, nearly 900 incidents of violence, hate speech and harassment have been reported. In light of these attacks, it’s important that you know what your rights are and what you can do if you or someone you know is the […]

WSLC seeks union members to serve on standing committees

(Dec. 1, 2016) — All union organizations affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO are encouraged to nominate members to the WSLC’s standing committees. As of Dec. 31, 2016, there will be vacancies from terms expiring on the following active, high-profile committees: ► Diversity Committee (7 vacancies) ► DOSH / Industrial Insurance Monitoring Committee […]


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