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Archive for: April, 2017

Immigration, dancing with Donald, who supports our troops…

Tuesday, April 25, 2017   IMMIGRATION   ► From The Stranger — Women detainees at Tacoma immigrant prison end hunger strike, but vow to keep fighting — On Sunday evening, a group of women immigrants detained inside Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center ended a nearly week-long hunger strike. The women stopped eating on April 18 to […]

Attend People’s Climate Summit on Saturday

(April 25, 2017) — This year, labor, environmental, community of color and other organizations have been working together across Washington state as part of the People’s Climate Movement to organize an Earth Day to May Day Week of Action, running from April 22 to May 1. This is related to the People’s Climate March coming […]

Boeing pink slips, not so special, Postmistress General…

Monday, April 24, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the (Everett) Herald — Boeing lays off Washington workers; total could be hundreds — Nearly 500 union workers were told Friday they’ll be without jobs in 60 days. The cuts are part of a company-wide campaign to slash costs that Boeing executives say is necessary to […]

Help document May 1 actions by donating photos, video, signs

SEATTLE (April 24, 2017) — The University of Washington Labor Archives is documenting and collecting items from the upcoming May 1, 2017, marches in the Puget Sound region. We will have a table to collect items at the end of the march as well as sign-up sheets if you want us to collect your photos […]

Shutdown: ‘It’s the American people who pay the price’

The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees: (April 24, 2017) — David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the nation’s largest federal employee union, called on Congress to pass a federal budget and keep the government open for business. “Congress shouldn’t be playing chicken with funding federal […]

Holy unionization, Jesse’s fits, ICE cold, missing Prince…

Friday, April 21, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Olympian — Second faculty group votes to unionize at Saint Martin’s University — Tenured and tenure-track faculty members and librarians at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey have voted to form a union. They are the second group at the private Catholic university to unionize. Last […]

800-plus at Kadlec Medical Center organize with SEIU 1199NW

The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: RICHLAND (April 21, 2017) — More than 800 nursing assistants, radiology techs, dietary and housekeeping staff, certified surgical technologists, and more at Kadlec Regional Medical Center voted on April 19-20 to unite in SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, the statewide union of nearly 30,000 nurses and healthcare workers. The caregivers […]

Thousands stand up, labor mural, get out your brain hat…

Thursday, April 20, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Olympian — Thousands of state workers rally to urge lawmakers to support new labor contracts — Thousands of public employees held rallies throughout the state Wednesday to urge Washington lawmakers to approve new labor contracts for state workers. During the demonstrations, which organizers said […]

Bipartisan attack on ST3 funding threatens light-rail extensions

By JOHN BURBANK (April 20, 2017) — The Legislature is wrapped up in discussions about how to fund (or not fund) K-12 education. But if you look under the covers, you will see that these very same elected representatives and senators are intent on defunding Sound Transit 3. Instead of simply abiding by the voters’ […]

Jackson St. Workers Mural party is April 30

Historical mural celebrates working people fighting for social justice   SEATTLE (April 20, 2017) — Installation began Wednesday on the Jackson Street Workers Mural at the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO building at 16th & Jackson. Three years in the making, this historical mural depicts stories of the everyday workers who built Washington state and […]


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