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* Retirement Security, SeattleRetirement Security, Seattle

Time: 10:00 am

The "REAL Retirement Security Now" forum, focusing on essential programs like defined-benefit pensions, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, will be held Thursday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (and will include lunch) at the Machinists Hall, 9125 15th Pl. S. in Seattle. Please RSVP by calling 1-800-562-6097 or emailing info@rpecwa.org. Click for details.

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* RTW hearing, VancouverRTW hearing, Vancouver

Time: 6:00 pm

The Vancouver City Council will hold a hearing on Councilman David Madore's anti-union resolutions at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at 1300 Franklin St., 6th Floor. Union members are urged to attend and pack the hearing. Click for details.

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* Pierce Co. CLC's 125thPierce Co. CLC's 125th

Time: 6:30 pm

The Pierce County Central Labor Council is celebrating its 125th Anniversary on Wednesday, April 8, at 3049 S. 36th St. in Tacoma beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a reception for the 2015 Jerry Beckendorf Community Service Scholarship Recipients followed by an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Click for details.

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* EP Thompson book, SeattleEP Thompson book, Seattle

Time: 7:00 pm

Cal Winslow, a Fellow in Environmental History at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave. in Seattle, about his teacher and collaborator, the renowned late labor historian, polemicist and political activist E. P. Thompson. Winslow will discuss his new book, E.P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left. Click for details.

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* Camp cleanup, AberdeenCamp cleanup, Aberdeen

Union members in the Grays Harbor area are urged to volunteer to help out with the ongoing campsite cleanup activities near the Chehalis River Bridge in Aberdeen on Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click to learn more about the effort.

* Min. Wage History Project, SEAMin. Wage History Project, SEA

Time: 2:00 pm

Join the Labor Archives of Washington as they kick off the SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage History Project. It will be Saturday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Walker-Ames Room (225) at the University of Washington's Kane Hall. Click for details.

* Seattle Labor Chorus eventSeattle Labor Chorus event

Time: 7:30 pm

The Seattle Labor Chorus invites you to a concert on Saturday April 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., featuring guest artist Jean Rohe, prize-winning singer-songwriter from New York City. The Labor Chorus will share the program. The location will be Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place North, Seattle 98103. .00 donation. Call Janet Stecher at 206-524-7753 for details.

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* Camp cleanup, AberdeenCamp cleanup, Aberdeen

Union members in the Grays Harbor area are urged to volunteer to help out with the ongoing campsite cleanup activities near the Chehalis River Bridge in Aberdeen on Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click to learn more about the effort.

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* 15 is just the beginning15 is just the beginning

April 15 is going to be the biggest day of action ever to support a /hour minimum wage, with rallies and other actions across Washington state and across the country. Major events will happen in Spokane, Yakima, Pasco, Olympia, SeaTac, and Seattle. Additional events are happening in other cities across the state. Click for details.

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* MultiCare picket, TacomaMultiCare picket, Tacoma

Time: 1:30 pm

All are invited to join MultiCare healthcare workers as they conduct an informational picket from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at Tacoma General Hospital, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, followed by a brief rally at 5:30 p.m. at Wright Park (next door). Click for details.

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* Safety training, CANCELLEDSafety training, CANCELLED

Time: 9:00 am

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED -- The Worker’s Guide to Workplace Hazards, a materials handling safety training program featuring Jay Herzmark as instructor, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at the WSLC's Seattle office, 321 16th Ave. South.

* UW protest, SeattleUW protest, Seattle

Time: 2:00 pm

On Friday, April 17, the day fees and tuition are due at University of Washington, student employees and their supporters will stage a protest at 2 p.m. at Schmitz Hall on the UW Seattle campus to protest the university’s requirement that part of their wages get repaid in the form of student fees. The protest comes amid a strike vote by UAW 4121. Click for details.

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* Public Service Matters ralliesPublic Service Matters rallies

Time: 11:00 am

Public Service Matters rallies will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 18 in Centralia, Federal Way, Medical Lake, Shelton, Steilacoom, and Yelm. These events will focus on the value of the work that state employees do and the positive economic impact that public employees and their families have in their communities. Click for details. #PublicServiceMatters

* Oppose Fast Track/TPP eventsOppose Fast Track/TPP events

Time: 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 18 is a Global Day of Action on Trade. A Rally Against Fast Track and TPP is planned at 1 p.m. in Ferndale at Barr Barn in Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Meanwhile, canvassing activities are planned in Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane on Saturday to urge our state's congressional delegation to oppose Fast Track. Click for details.

* Stop Fast Track/TPP, FerndaleStop Fast Track/TPP, Ferndale

Time: 1:00 pm

Please join the NW Washington central Labor Council at a protest rally at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 in opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership trade scheme and the Fast Track secret bargaining bill. The protest will be at the Barr Barn in the historic village of Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry Street, Ferndale, WA. This event is one of hundreds being held across the state and the nation on this day to protest the TPP. Click for details.

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* APRI open house, SeattleAPRI open house, Seattle

Time: 6:00 pm

The Seattle Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) invites you to join them for an open house commemorating Asa Philip Randolph’s birthday and featuring National APRI President Clayola Brown. It will be Monday, April 20th at 6 p.m. at the WSLC's Seattle office, 321 16th Ave S. APRI is organizing in the community to protect working families by registering voters, providing training and speaking out in Olympia to support good jobs.

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* Brewfest for ULP, SeattleBrewfest for ULP, Seattle

Time: 5:00 pm

Brew Review: A Northwest Brewfest & Silent Auction to benefit the Unemployment Law Project will be held Wednesday, April 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Axis in Seattle's Pioneer Square, 308 1st Ave. South. Come enjoy beer from seven local breweries and bid on some amazing items, including a vacation house weekend and a Seahawks helmet signed by Richard Sherman. Tickets are 30.00; click to yours.

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* Safety training, CANCELLEDSafety training, CANCELLED

Time: 9:00 am

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED -- The Worker’s Guide to Workplace Hazards, a materials handling safety training program featuring Jay Herzmark as instructor, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at the WSLC's Olympia office, 906 S. Columbia St. SW.

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