* Amazon protest, SeattleAmazon protest, Seattle
Time: 10:00 am
Rainbow PUSH and SEIU Local 6 join in urging Amazon to ensure that good, stable jobs are available to all Seattleites -- including the security officers who protect Amazon’s facilities for Security Industry Specialists (SIS). Join the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. outside Amazon HQ, 440 Terry Ave N. in Seattle.
* Minimum wage rally, OlympiaMinimum wage rally, Olympia
Time: 4:00 pm
Join poverty-wage workers unable to support themselves on the state minimum wage of and change, along with community supporters and elected officials as they rally at the State Capitol to raise pay and raise up Washington’s economy on Thursday, Dec. 4. Workers and supporters will gather at 3:30 p.m. with a program scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
* Become A Citizen, SunnysideBecome A Citizen, Sunnyside
Time: 9:00 am
Volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals and interpreters will be offering free assistance with citizenship applications at a special event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Lower Valley Credit Union headquarters, 900 E. Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside, Wash. Appointments are limited, so email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-926-3924.
* Health Matters, SeattleHealth Matters, Seattle
Time: 6:00 pm
Health as a Human Right, part of the Health Matters series at Seattle's Town Hall, will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. (enter on Seneca St.) This presentation will be followed by the 15th Annual Seattle Human Rights Day Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Click for details.
* Seattle public bank forumSeattle public bank forum
Time: 7:00 pm
A forum on creating a City of Seattle public bank will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St. in Seattle's University District. A panel will discuss the concept, advantages, and implementation of a Seattle public municipal bank. Click for details.
* WSLC open house, SeattleWSLC open house, Seattle
Time: 11:00 am
The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will host an Open House at its new Seattle office at 321 16th Ave. S. in Seattle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11. For details, call 206-281-8901.
* Budget Matters 2014, SeattleBudget Matters 2014, Seattle
Time: 8:30 am
Gov. Jay Inslee will be a keynote speaker at the Budget Matters 2014 Policy Conference hosted by the Washington State Budget & Policy Center on Friday, Dec. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Inslee will address the intersection of climate and income inequality. Click for more info or to register.
* SBCTC open house, TukwilaSBCTC open house, Tukwila
Time: 11:30 am
The Seattle Building and Construction Trades Council will host its annual Holiday Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 at the Teamsters Building, 14675 Interurban Ave. S. in Tukwila. For details, call 206-441-0550.
* 15 Now Tacoma15 Now Tacoma
Time: 11:30 am
Join 15 Now Tacoma as the community begins gathering signatures to raise the minimum wage in Tacoma. Meet on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the IBEW Hall, 3049 S. 36th St. in Tacoma for coffee and instructions, then head out to local shopping centers and stores to collect signatures. Click for details.