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* Labor Day event, Castle RockLabor Day event, Castle Rock

Time: 10:00 am

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council invites union members and their families to attend their Labor Day Picnic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4 at Toutle River RV Park, 168 Dwight Road (Exit 52 off I-5), in Castle Rock. Click for details.

* Ralph Chaplin memorial, TacomaRalph Chaplin memorial, Tacoma

Time: 10:30 am

The Pierce County Central Labor Council, community leaders and labor supporters are invited to a short Ralph Chaplin memorial ceremony at the gravesite of longtime labor activist, poet, author and songwriter on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 4) at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 5212 70th St. West in Tacoma. Click for details.

* Labor Day event, TukwilaLabor Day event, Tukwila

Time: 11:00 am

The annual ML King County Labor Council's Labor Day Cookout and PSLA fundraiser is on the move again! It will be Monday, Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S. Click for details.

* Labor Day event, KennewickLabor Day event, Kennewick

Time: 11:00 am

The Southeast Washington Central Labor Council invites the public to join them for the 6th Annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday, Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- with free lunch served 11-1 -- at the Columbia Park Main Stage in Kennewick. Click for details.

* Labor Day event, CentraliaLabor Day event, Centralia

Time: 11:00 am

The Thurston-Lewis-Mason Counties Labor Council invites union members and their families to its annual Labor Day Picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5 at Washington Park, 100 S. Pearl St., Centralia, WA, 98531. Click for details.

* Labor Day event, TacomaLabor Day event, Tacoma

Time: 12:00 pm

The Pierce County Central Labor Council invites all area union members and their families to a Labor Day Picnic from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4 at Fort Steilacoom State Park, 8717 87th Avenue SW in Lakewood. Click for details.

* Labor Day event, BellinghamLabor Day event, Bellingham

Time: 12:00 pm

The Northwest Washington Central Labor Council invites all union members and their families to a Labor Day Picnic from Noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4 at the NWCLC, 1700 N State St. in Bellingham. Click for details.

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* Virginia Mason picket, YakimaVirginia Mason picket, Yakima

Time: 2:00 pm

Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital caregivers (SEIU 1199NW) and community supporters will picket to stand up for affordable care in Yakima on Thursday, Sept. 7. Picketing begins at 2 p.m. outside Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital, 2811 Tieton Dr., with a rally with community supporters at 4 p.m.

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* Rally to Bremerton's hospitalRally to Bremerton's hospital

Time: 9:30 am

UFCW 21 invites all union members and community supporters to attend a rally and hearing Friday, Sept. 8 at the Bremerton School District Office, 134 Marion Ave N., to stand together for quality health care in Bremerton. The community rally to oppose closure of the Harrison Medical Center there will be at 9:30 a.m. Click for details.

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* Solidarity Day at Wild WavesSolidarity Day at Wild Waves

Machinists Union (IAM) District Council 751 is inviting the members of all unions in the Puget Sound area to bring their families to a special Union Solidarity Day event on Sunday, Sept. 10. The union has reserved Wild Waves Theme Park for a private event that day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a special discounted rate that includes parking, and has opened the invitation to ALL area union members and their families! Click for details.

* Labor Charity Golf, SpokaneLabor Charity Golf, Spokane

Time: 10:30 am

The Spokane Regional Labor Council is hosting a Labor Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Holy Names Music Center. It will be Sunday, Sept. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Esmeralda Golf Course, 3933 E. Courtland Ave. in Spokane. Click for details.

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* Alliance meeting, SpokaneAlliance meeting, Spokane

Time: 6:00 pm

The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy will host a Spokane Volunteer Meeting (all are welcome!) on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Community Building, 35 W. Main St., Spokane, WA 99201. Click for details.

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* WPAS strike rally, Mercer Is.WPAS strike rally, Mercer Is.

Time: 12:00 pm

OPEIU 8 members have been on strike at Welfare and Pension Administration Services, Inc. for more than three weeks. Show your support by attending a Union Solidarity Rally from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 on the picket lines at 7525 SE 24th St. in Mercer Island. Click for details.

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* Alliance training, SeattleAlliance training, Seattle

Time: 10:00 am

The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy will host a Seattle Climate Justice Steward Training on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144. Click for details.

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* Alliance kickoff, BurlingtonAlliance kickoff, Burlington

Time: 5:30 pm

The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy will hold its Burlington Campaign Kickoff on Monday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington, WA 98233. Click for details.

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* Alliance meeting, BellinghamAlliance meeting, Bellingham

Time: 6:00 pm

The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy will host a Bellingham/Whatcom Volunteer Meet-and-Greet on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225. All are welcome! Click for details.

* Smith on NAFTA cancelledSmith on NAFTA cancelled

Time: 6:30 pm

A public hearing was scheduled on NAFTA, workers and immigrants with U.S. Rep. Adam Smith for Tuesday, Sept. 19 at IBEW 77. That event has been cancelled. Click for details.

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* Alliance event, Whidbey IslandAlliance event, Whidbey Island

Time: 7:00 pm

The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy will host a Whidbey Island Presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at UUCWI, 20103 WA-525, Freeland, WA 98249. All are invited! Click for details.

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* LN walk for Manka, RedmondLN walk for Manka, Redmond

Time: 9:00 am

Labor Neighbor needs union volunteers to participate in a neighborhood walk in Redmond on behalf of labor-endorsed State Senate candidate Manka Dhingra. Meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8151 164th Ave NE in Redmond. Walks will be finished by 2 p.m. Click for details.

* ULP dinner, SeattleULP dinner, Seattle

Time: 6:00 pm

Please join the Unemployment Law Project and friends for a festive dinner at El Quetzal, 3209 Beacon Hill Ave. S. in Seattle, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 to benefit the Farmworker Outreach Program. The special guest speaker will be Louisa Mora, Director with the National Farmworker Jobs Program. The cost is $30/person. Click for details.

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* Fight Freedom Foundation,KelsoFight Freedom Foundation,Kelso

Time: 7:00 pm

THIS HEARING HAS BEEN CANCELLED (Click for details.) Union members and community supporters in Cowlitz County are urged to oppose Freedom Foundation efforts to interfere with collective bargaining. Attend the county commissioners' public hearing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Administration Building, Third Floor, 207 4th Ave. N. in Kelso.

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* Paid Leave Celebration,SeattlePaid Leave Celebration,Seattle

Time: 5:00 pm

Join the Washington Work and Family Coalition as they celebrate the victory on paid family and medical leave from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28 at Georgetown Stables, 980 S. Nebraska St, Seattle. Snacks and drinks provided as awards are presented to legislative champions. Please RSVP at gabriela@eoionline.org

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* Picket the Freedom FoundationPicket the Freedom Foundation

Time: 5:00 pm

Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity will be picketing the union-busting Freedom Foundation's annual fundraising event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 at the Bellevue Westin Hotel at Bellevue Square, N.E. 6th St. & Bellevue Way NE. Click for details.

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