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* Seattle Labor Chorus eventSeattle Labor Chorus event

Time: 7:00 pm

Seattle Labor Chorus Singalong and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N. 75th St. and Greenwood Ave. N. in Seattle. Suggested admission donation: for adults, for children. Click for details.

* No Fast Track rally, PortlandNo Fast Track rally, Portland

Time: 5:30 pm

Join the Oregon AFL-CIO, union members and community supporters of fair trade policies at a "Push Back the Fast Track" rally on Monday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Director Park, 815 S.W. Park Ave. in downtown Portland. Click to see the event flier.

* Sakuma picket, Seattle/FremontSakuma picket, Seattle/Fremont

Time: 10:00 am

A rally to support Sakuma Brothers farmworkers, with Familias Unidas por la Justicia, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the PCC in Fremont, 600 N. 34th in Seattle (just west of Fremont Ave, just north of the Fremont Bridge). Click for details.

* Providence Everett picketsProvidence Everett pickets

Time: 1:00 pm

Union members and community supporters are encouraged to come out to show support for the Providence Everett nurses conducting informational picketing at 1 p.m. at the Pacific campus, 916 Pacific Ave. in Everett, WA; and at 2:30 p.m. at the Colby Campus, 1700 13th St. in Everett.

* Reclaiming Prosperity, SeattleReclaiming Prosperity, Seattle

Time: 6:30 pm

Ai-jen Poo, Founder and CEO of National Domestic Workers Alliance, speaks about her new book, The Age of Dignity, followed by a panel where Ai-jen, Carmen Rojas (The Works Lab), Silvia Gonzales (Casa Latina), and SEIU home care worker Susie Young about dignity and economic justice. This event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20 at Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion. Click for details and ticket info.

* Railroad conference, OlympiaRailroad conference, Olympia

The Pacific Northwest Conference on "The Future of Railroads: Safety, Workers, Community, and Environment" will be held Saturday, March 21 at the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW in Olympia. Click for details and registration info.


Time: 1:00 pm

All union members and community supporters are urged to attend a Solidarity Rally with striking Tesoro Anacortes workers on Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m. outside the refinery gates. Meet at the Park and Ride at 8147 S. March Point Road (off Highway 20) near the refinery. Click for details.

* Minimum wage event, SeattleMinimum wage event, Seattle

Time: 1:00 pm

Seattle's minimum wage law goes into effect on April 1 and we know some employers are resisting the new standards and that many workers don’t fully know their rights. Join us at we Protect Seattle's New Minimum Wage on Saturday, March 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet at 1 p.m. at Seattle Central College (Broadway & Pine) and walk to area businesses with low-wage employees to make sure workers know their rights. Click for details.

* Farmworker event, SeattleFarmworker event, Seattle

Time: 6:00 pm

Join the Washington families who put food on your table for a free night of story and song on Saturday, March 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodland Park United Methodist Church (Greenwood Ave. N. & N. 78th) in Seattle. Familias Unidas Por La Justicia with various presenters and performers in support of the Sakuma/Driscoll Berry Boycott: MEChA-UW’s Ballet Folklorico, Seattle Fandango Project, and the Seattle Labor Chorus. For details, call Debi at 206-375-7276.

* Senate hearing, OlympiaSenate hearing, Olympia

Time: 1:30 pm

The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee will hold a hearing Monday, March 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Hearing Room 4 of J.A. Cherberg Building on the State capitol campus in Olympia. Three important Shared Prosperity bills will be heard: raising the state minimum wage, allowing all workers to earn paid sick leave, and the Equal Pay Opportunity Act. Click for details.

* Fast Track/TPP, SeattleFast Track/TPP, Seattle

Time: 2:00 pm

The Seattle City Council will consider a resolution in opposition to "Fast Track" Trade Negotiating Authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that's been dubbed "NAFTA on steroids." Be there on Monday, March 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 600 4th Ave. Click for details.

* Pampering reception, SeattlePampering reception, Seattle

Time: 6:00 pm

Washington State CLUW and the WSLC Women's Committee Invite you to join them for a special event, "Get Pampered with Purpose." This free wine and cheese reception will be Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council's Seattle office, 321 16th Ave. South. Click for details.



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