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* DAY OF RESISTANCE, SeattleDAY OF RESISTANCE, Seattle

In addition to the traditional May Day march, union organizers and supporters are turning International Workers Day into a Day of Resistance in Seattle and across the country. Unions are working with allies to iron out the final details on specific times and locations. Click for the latest info.

* May Day march, YakimaMay Day march, Yakima

Time: 12:00 pm

The 11th Annual March for Immigrants begins at noon at Miller Park, 513 N. 3rd St., will proceed through downtown Yakima before returning to its starting point at Miller Park, where there will be a program with speakers. The event will conclude at 4 p.m. Click for details.

* May Day march, SeattleMay Day march, Seattle

Time: 1:00 pm

Join the Labor contingent for Seattle's May Day Parade by meeting at 1 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council office, 321 16th Ave. South in Seattle. From there, we'll join the parade as it passes by the WSLC building. The day's activities begin with a rally at 11 a.m. at Judkins Park, 2150 S. Norman St., followed by the march at 1 p.m. Click for details.

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* Black Lives Matter, TacomaBlack Lives Matter, Tacoma

Time: 7:30 pm

"Black Lives Matter: A Conversation" will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Tacoma's Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway. Presented by UW-Tacoma, BLM leaders Patrisse Cullors and Jamelle Bouie will discuss the feelings and frustrations that led to their revolutionary approach to social activism. Click for details.

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* AT&T Practice Picket, SeattleAT&T Practice Picket, Seattle

Time: 11:00 am

After more than 50 days at the bargaining table, AT&T still refuses to supply the CWA union with the info needed to continue negotiations. Enough is enough! Join CWA members who work at AT&T and their supporters at a "Practice Picket" at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4 at the AT&T retail store in Seattle's Century Square, 1501 4th Ave. Click for details.

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* Immigrant Rights gala, SeattleImmigrant Rights gala, Seattle

Time: 6:00 pm

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project's Annual Gala featuring live music, delicious food and drinks, and inspirational stories from NWIRP's clients and community will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 5 at the Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave. in Seattle. Click to get more info and buy tickets.

* Unions vs. Trump forum,SeattleUnions vs. Trump forum,Seattle

Time: 7:00 pm

A public forum, "Unions vs. Trump's Agenda: How Can Labor Take the Offensive?" will be held at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) on Friday, May 5 at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. in Seattle. The forum is sponsored by the Freedom Socialist, a locally-produced newspaper. Click for details.

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* Labor history tour, TacomaLabor history tour, Tacoma

Time: 1:00 pm

Join the Pierce County Central Labor Council for its annual Walking Tour of Tacoma’s Labor History. It will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. Meet at Fireman’s Hall, 803 A St. in Tacoma, at 1 p.m. This tour is very accessible and on the flat. Click for details.

* Labor Hootenanny, FifeLabor Hootenanny, Fife

Time: 6:00 pm

The 2017 Labor Hootenanny will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the ILWU Local 23 Hall, 1306 Alexander Ave. E. in Fife. Join the Pierce County Central Labor Council as they sing the songs of the Labor Movement. Songbooks will be provided. Beverages and some light refreshments will be provided. Click for details.

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* Seattle waterfront historySeattle waterfront history

Time: 5:30 pm

Join Friends of Waterfront Seattle for History with HistoryLink, a panel discussion on the history of labor on the Seattle waterfront with a focus on cannery labor led by Jennifer Ott of HistoryLink, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 at Waterfront Space, 1400 Western Ave. in Seattle. This is a free community event open to all with requested RSVP. Click for details.

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* Construction Safety DayConstruction Safety Day

Construction Safety Day is planned for Friday, May 12, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Washington State Fair Showplex in Puyallup. It’s an opportunity for employers, supervisors and workers to get training on topics that construction industry leaders say are the most important. Click for details.

* Workforce Dev. conf, VancouverWorkforce Dev. conf, Vancouver

Time: 8:30 am

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is co-hosting a convening of labor representatives serving on workforce boards throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. It will be Friday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at IAFF Local 452, 2807 NW Fruit Valley Road. An optional Networking Reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at the Vancouver Hilton, 301 W. 6th St. Click for details.

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* Letter Carriers FOOD DRIVELetter Carriers FOOD DRIVE

The 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is Saturday, May 13. Leave non-perishable food items by your mailbox and your Letter Carrier will do the rest. Click for details.

* CBTU presents 13th, SeattleCBTU presents 13th, Seattle

Time: 7:00 pm

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists will host a free screening of the film 13th, Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary about America's transition from slavery to mass incarceration of blacks. It will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 at the WSLC hall, 321 16th Ave. S. in Seattle. Click for details.

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* Women in the Trades, SeattleWomen in the Trades, Seattle

Time: 6:30 pm

“Rosie the Riveter” Yesterday and Today: Washington Women in the Trades will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at the MOHAI History Café (South Lake Cafe at MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N. in Seattle. Hear the personal stories of women who have led the way in breaking barriers for female workers in Washington.Free and open to the public. Click for details.

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* So. King County BBQ, KentSo. King County BBQ, Kent

Time: 1:00 pm

The M.L. King County Labor Council invite all union members and their families to its South King County BBQ to meet union members who are running for local office in the area. It will be Saturday, May 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at IBEW Local 46, 19082 62nd Ave S. in Kent. Click for details.

* Work vs Time, Seattle Work vs Time, Seattle

Time: 4:00 pm

Eight hour day? Six hour day? Twelve hour day? Since moments are the elements of profit, the workplace is always the site of a struggle over time. Kathi Weeks, author of "The Problem With Work," will lead a discussion from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at John's Bar and Eatery, 719 E Pike St. in Seattle. Click for details.

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* Storytelling to Build PowerStorytelling to Build Power

Time: 1:00 pm

Join UNITE HERE Local 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave., on Sunday, May 21 for Storytelling to Build Power, a community training for anyone who wants to join them in building a movement of workers, students and activists fighting together for justice. Space is limited! Email Caitlin or call 219-484-1799 for details or to RSVP. Click for details.

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* Forum on campus shooting, UWForum on campus shooting, UW

Time: 4:00 pm

The public is invited to the University of Washington American Association of University Professors' forum on Tuesday, May 23 at Kane Hall, from 4 to 6 p.m. to air issues raised by the Inauguration Day shooting at the Milo Yiannopoulos event. Click for details.

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* "Beyond $15" talk, Seattle"Beyond $15" talk, Seattle

Time: 6:00 pm

Jonathan Rosenblum will join a discussion of his new book, "Beyond $15: Lessons from the Historic SeaTac Campaign," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 at the Capitol Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 425 Harvard Ave. East. Click for details.

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* NW Folklife Festival, SeattleNW Folklife Festival, Seattle

The 2017 Northwest Folklife Festival will be May 26 thru May 29 at the Seattle Center. As always, there will be a Labor Showcase, this year featuring immigrant stories and music celebrating the solidarity of the union movement. Click for details.

* PNLHA conference, Vancouver BCPNLHA conference, Vancouver BC

The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association’s 2017 conference, “Echoes of the 1917 Russian Revolution: Decades of Radicalism and Red Scares in the Labour Movements of the Pacific Northwest,” will be May 26-28 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Click for details.

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* NW Folklife Festival, SeattleNW Folklife Festival, Seattle

The 2017 Northwest Folklife Festival will be May 26 thru May 29 at the Seattle Center. As always, there will be a Labor Showcase, this year featuring immigrant stories and music celebrating the solidarity of the union movement. Click for details.

* PNLHA conference, Vancouver BCPNLHA conference, Vancouver BC

The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association’s 2017 conference, “Echoes of the 1917 Russian Revolution: Decades of Radicalism and Red Scares in the Labour Movements of the Pacific Northwest,” will be May 26-28 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Click for details.

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* NW Folklife Festival, SeattleNW Folklife Festival, Seattle

The 2017 Northwest Folklife Festival will be May 26 thru May 29 at the Seattle Center. As always, there will be a Labor Showcase, this year featuring immigrant stories and music celebrating the solidarity of the union movement. Click for details.

* PNLHA conference, Vancouver BCPNLHA conference, Vancouver BC

The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association’s 2017 conference, “Echoes of the 1917 Russian Revolution: Decades of Radicalism and Red Scares in the Labour Movements of the Pacific Northwest,” will be May 26-28 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Click for details.

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* NW Folklife Festival, SeattleNW Folklife Festival, Seattle

The 2017 Northwest Folklife Festival will be May 26 thru May 29 at the Seattle Center. As always, there will be a Labor Showcase, this year featuring immigrant stories and music celebrating the solidarity of the union movement. Click for details.

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* Mike Lowry memorial, RentonMike Lowry memorial, Renton

Time: 10:30 am

Join the Lowry family in celebrating the life of Gov. Mike Lowry at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1700 Edmonds Ave NE in Renton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lowry Fund to End Homelessness at The Church Council of Greater Seattle. Click for details.

* Activist Fair, SeattleActivist Fair, Seattle

Time: 7:00 pm

Seattle Indivisible is hosting a two-hour Activist Fair at Town Hall Seattle, featuring Pramila Jayapal and Teresa Mosqueda, so that participants can connect with organizers and activist groups from around the region to find out how they can become engaged and make an effective difference. It will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 30. Click for details and to get your free ticket.

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