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* Labor history event,BellinghamLabor history event,Bellingham

Time: 1:00 pm

"Making the American Dream Real," a history of the U.S. labor movement presented by labor educator Mark McDermott, will be Sunday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, 1700 N. State St. in Bellingham. Click for details.

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* "Cesar Chavez" screenings"Cesar Chavez" screenings

Time: 5:00 pm

SPEEA invites all to attend free screenings of the film "Cesar Chavez" at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Hosted by the SPEEA Diversity Committee, screenings will be held at both SPEEA union halls: In Tukwila at 15205 52nd Ave S. and also at the Everett Hall at 2414 106th Street S.W. Farm workers fighting to organize at Sakuma Brothers will be special guests at the Everett Hall (and via video conference in Tukwila). Please RSVP to speea@speea.org and indicate which screening you plan to attend. Click for details.

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* Workers' Comp Conference, OLYWorkers' Comp Conference, OLY

Time: 12:00 am

The 2014 "Meeting of the Minds" Workers' Compensation Conference will be Oct. 9-10 and the Red Lion Olympia Hotel. Hear expert presenters explain rule and statutory changes and other developments in the ever-evolving safety net for injured workers. Click or call Kathy Petruzzelli at 800-255-9752 for more info.

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* Workers' Comp Conference, OLYWorkers' Comp Conference, OLY

Time: 12:00 am

The 2014 "Meeting of the Minds" Workers' Compensation Conference will be Oct. 9-10 and the Red Lion Olympia Hotel. Hear expert presenters explain rule and statutory changes and other developments in the ever-evolving safety net for injured workers. Click or call Kathy Petruzzelli at 800-255-9752 for more info.

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* Restoring the Amer. Dream, TACRestoring the Amer. Dream, TAC

Time: 10:00 am

UW Tacoma’s Center for the Study of Community and Society will host "Restoring the American Dream: A Community Conversation on Big Money, Inequality and the Average Voter," a one-day workshop featuring Mark McDermott. It will be at Tacoma Public Library’s Olympic Room, 1102 Tacoma Ave S., on Oct. 11, starting at 10 a.m. Click for details.

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* 15 Now Tacoma petitions15 Now Tacoma petitions

Time: 5:00 pm

15 Now Tacoma has been doing outreach all over town, gathering signatures of support to raise the minimum wage to per hour. Join them at the City Council's monthly citizens' forum when they deliver the signed petitions at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the Municipal Building, 747 Market Street in Tacoma. Click for details.

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* Spokane Labor RallySpokane Labor Rally

Time: 4:00 pm

The Spokane Regional Labor Council will host the 22nd Annual Spokane Labor Rally will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Come enjoy food, drinks, door prizes, music, family entertainment, and surprise guests. Get tickets at the door or from your local union. Click for details or call 509-327-7637 for more info.

* WA YELL bowling, SpokaneWA YELL bowling, Spokane

Time: 7:00 pm

The Spokane Chapter of WA YELL (Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders) will host a Bowling Night after the Spokane Labor rally, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Lilac Lanes, 1112 E. Magnesium Road. All ages are welcome to join in this casual event. Click for details.

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* Kucinich Peace Forum, SEAKucinich Peace Forum, SEA

Time: 5:30 pm

The Coalition for Peace Now invites all union members and community supporters to a Peace Forum featuring Dennis Kucinich on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Kane Hall at the University of Washington in Seattle. Click for details.

* Women's Econ Forum,BellinghamWomen's Econ Forum,Bellingham

Time: 5:30 pm

All are warmly invited to join the Washington Work and Family Coalition in building women’s economic security across Washington state -- next stop, Bellingham! Attend their forum featuring local elected officials, workers and business owners from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at YWCA Bellingham, 1026 N. Forest St. Click for details.

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* Horizon Air support, SeaTacHorizon Air support, SeaTac

Show your support for Stock and Store Clerks at Horizon Airlines (regional carrier for Alaska Airlines) and help them have the courage to say "no" to a substandard contract offer. IAM District 142 is asking local union members to join them on Monday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (stop by and show your support even if it's only for a half hour) at the flag pavilion at SeaTac Airport entrance off International Boulevard (across from the Radisson Hotel, 18118 International Blvd. in SeaTac).

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* Horizon Air support, SeaTacHorizon Air support, SeaTac

Show your support for Stock and Store Clerks at Horizon Airlines (regional carrier for Alaska Airlines) and help them have the courage to say "no" to a substandard contract offer. IAM District 142 is asking local union members to join them on Monday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (stop by and show your support even if it's only for a half hour) at the flag pavilion at SeaTac Airport entrance off International Boulevard (across from the Radisson Hotel, 18118 International Blvd. in SeaTac).

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* Higher ed summit, TacomaHigher ed summit, Tacoma

Time: 9:00 am

A Higher Education Stakeholders' Summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 25 at Tacoma Community College, 6501 So. 19th St. Hosted by AFT Washington, this forum is open to higher education faculty, classified, and professional staff; students, community members, and education organizations who care about higher education access. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Click for details.

* Walk the Walk, BothellWalk the Walk, Bothell

Time: 9:30 am

IBEW Local 77 RENEW and WA YELL (Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders) are joining the Washington State Labor Council and the M.L. King County Labor Council for a WALK THE WALK United Day of Action on behalf of labor-endorsed State Senate candidate Matt Isenhower. Meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at IUOE Local 302, 18701 120th Ave. NE in Bothell. Click for details.

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* Economic symposium, OlympiaEconomic symposium, Olympia

Time: 1:00 pm

Employers, policymakers, workforce development professionals and others interested in discovering the research behind the City of Seattle's minimum-wage increase is invited to attend the Dept. of Employment Security's free 2014 Economic Symposium in Olympia on Thursday, Oct. 30. It will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the first-floor auditorium of DSHS Office Building 2 at 1115 Washington St. SE. Click to register.

* Scare Out the Vote, SeattleScare Out the Vote, Seattle

Time: 5:00 pm

Join WA YELL (Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders) for a Scare Out the Vote costumed GOTV phone bank from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 at UFCW Local 21, 5030 1st Ave. in Seattle. There will be a costume contest and prizes! More importantly, everyone will help get out the vote for worker-friendly candidates. Click for details.

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* Bus drivers picket, SeattleBus drivers picket, Seattle

Time: 11:30 am

ATU Local 587 members invite all to join them for a Halloween Speak-Out & Picket at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 outside the King County Executive’s office, 401 5th Ave. in Seattle. Bus drivers and their supporters will be protesting cuts to drivers' breaks, additional fare hikes and service cuts.

 

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