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* Ralph Chaplin memorial, TACRalph Chaplin memorial, TAC

Time: 10:00 am

A short memorial ceremony will be held at the gravesite of longtime labor activist, poet, author and songwriter, Ralph Chaplin, at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 1 at the Calvary Cemetery, 5212 70th St. SW in Tacoma. Click for details.

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

Time: 11:00 am

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council will host its annual Labor Day Celebration on Monday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Toutle River RV Resort, 150 Happy Trails in Castle Rock. Bring the family and your favorite dish to share. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, swimming, kids games, camping, live music, and a giant croquet tournament starting at 1 p.m. For more info, email cow.wah.clc@outlook.com

* Labor Day event, KennewickLabor Day event, Kennewick

Time: 11:00 am

The Southeast Washington Central Labor Council and other Tri-Cities area union organizations will host their 3rd Annual Labor Day Picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Columbia Park's main stage in Kennewick. There will be live music, bouncy houses for the kids, barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs (until 1 p.m.), plus a car and bike show. It's all free and open to the public. For more info, call Dave Hickman at 509-366-1670.

* Labor Day event, LakewoodLabor Day event, Lakewood

Time: 11:00 am

The Pierce County Central Labor Council and WFSE Local 793 will host their annual Labor Day Celebration on Monday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Picnic Pavilion of Fort Steilacoom State Park, 9200 Steilacoom Blvd. SW in Lakewood. It will feature a mouth-watering BBQ, local musicians, family activities and raffle drawings... all for free! Plus, there will be a Social Security Works action. Click for details, or call Rick at 253-576-3864.

* Labor Day event, SeattleLabor Day event, Seattle

Time: 11:00 am

Join the M.L. King County Labor Council on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 1) for its annual celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Seattle's Lower Woodland Park in Shelters 1, 2 & 3. The event will feature live music, free hot dogs, soda, ice cream and popcorn, activities for kids and lots of labor solidarity. Click for more info.

* Labor Day event, FerndaleLabor Day event, Ferndale

Time: 11:00 am

The Northwest Washington Central Labor Council hosts its annual Labor Day Picnic starting at 11 a.m. (food ready by 1 p.m.) on Monday, Sept. 1 at Hovander Homestead Park, 5200 Nielsen Ave. in Ferndale. Click for more info, or call 360-676-0099.

* Labor Day event, TumwaterLabor Day event, Tumwater

Time: 11:00 am

The Thurston-Lewis-Mason Counties Labor Council will host its Labor Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1 at Tumwater Falls Park, 110 Deschutes Way SW. It will features free food and refreshments and children's activities so bring the family! Click for details.

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* Be Union Buy Union, KentBe Union Buy Union, Kent

Time: 1:00 pm

IBEW Local 46 invites all union members and community supporters to an open house for Be Union Buy Union, a resource to keep you up-to-date regarding union companies, products and services in the Pacific Northwest and eventually throughout the country. The open house will be Thursday, Sept. 4 starting at 1 p.m. at IBEW 46, 19802 62nd Ave. South in Kent. Click for more info about Be Union Buy Union.

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* Solidarity Day, TACSolidarity Day, TAC

Time: 9:00 am

The Pierce County Central Labor Council will host Solidarity Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St. in Tacoma. Get admission vouchers from your local union, all members of unions affiliated with the PCCLC may participate with their family members. Call 253-473-3810 for details.

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* WA- march to BellevueWA- march to Bellevue

Time: 11:00 am

Union members and community supporters are invited to rally and march from Seattle to Bellevue across I-90 -- which is being renamed WA- for the occasion -- to defend and expand the an hour victory. The events kick off at 11 a.m. at McDonalds on Seattle's First Hill, 1122 Madison St., continue at noon with a rally at East Portal Viewpoint Park. Click for details.

* Sakuma Bros. rally, SeattleSakuma Bros. rally, Seattle

Time: 5:00 pm

A Rally to Support Farmworker Justice to support workers at Sakuma Brothers Farms will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10 starting at 5 p.m. at the QFC at 1401 Broadway in Seattle (between Pike and Union). Click for details.

* Women's Econ Security, VANWomen's Econ Security, VAN

Time: 5:30 pm

A community conversation on policies that support working women and stronger, healthier families will be Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Columbia Room of the Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. Join state Sen. Annette Cleveland and Reps. Sharon Wylie and Monica Stonier and other local champions for women. Click for more info.

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* Edgewater action, SEAEdgewater action, SEA

Time: 4:00 pm

UNITE HERE Local 8 invites you to stand with Edgewater housekeepers, cooks, servers, dishwashers, banquet staff, bellmen and valets employed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts who are fighting for a fair contract that includes good raises, affordable family healthcare and job security. Join them at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 at The Edgewater Hotel, 2411 Alaskan Way in Seattle.

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* Casa Latina gala, SEACasa Latina gala, SEA

Time: 6:00 pm

Casa Latina invites all to En Camino, its 20th anniversary gala, on Saturday, Sept. 13 in Ballroom 6E of the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner and program begins at 7 p.m. followed by dancing. Click for details or to register online.

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* Julian's Guild event, RentonJulian's Guild event, Renton

Time: 5:00 pm

Every year since Julian Blackwell's successful bone-marrow transplant, his family -- and his family of union supporters throughout Western Washington -- have celebrated his continued good health with a fundraising party to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital and its bone marrow failure disease research program. All are invited to join The Entire Staff of The Stand™ at the 3rd Annual Julian's Dinosaur Guild fundraiser, celebrating Julian’s three-year "transplantiversary," from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Renton Technical College, 3000 N.E. 4th St. Click for details.

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* PeaceHealth picket, BellinghamPeaceHealth picket, Bellingham

Time: 2:00 pm

A picket and rally to stand up for Whatcom County patients and support caregivers at PeaceHealth St. Joseph will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23 in front of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital at the corner of Ellis St. and Squalicum Pkwy. in Bellingham. Picketing will be from 2 to 6 p.m., and the rally will be at 5:30 p.m. For details, email Julie Popper at juliep@seiu1199nw.org

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* Gov's Safety Conf., SpokaneGov's Safety Conf., Spokane

The 63rd annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference will be Sept. 24-25 at the Spokane Convention Center. The event is geared toward workers, employers, and safety and health professionals and features leading industry experts to deliver a program of cutting-edge education, examples of best practices, demonstrations and networking. Click for details.

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* Gov's Safety Conf., SpokaneGov's Safety Conf., Spokane

The 63rd annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference will be Sept. 24-25 at the Spokane Convention Center. The event is geared toward workers, employers, and safety and health professionals and features leading industry experts to deliver a program of cutting-edge education, examples of best practices, demonstrations and networking. Click for details.

* Hyatt workers rally, SeattleHyatt workers rally, Seattle

Time: 4:30 pm

After years of struggle, workers at the Grand Hyatt Seattle and Hyatt at Olive 8 called for a boycott of the hotels nearly a full year ago. Join these workers and their community supporters for a Solidarity Rally on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt hotel, 721 Pine St. in Seattle. Click for details.

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* Film/SPEEA exhibit, SeattleFilm/SPEEA exhibit, Seattle

Time: 4:30 pm

The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center invites all to a Film and Exhibit Opening on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at South Seattle College, 6737 Corson Ave. S. A screening of "Brothers on the Line," the story of the Reuther brothers and the forming of the UAW union, begins at 4:30 p.m., then the opening of the Labor History Exhibit on the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, IFPTE 2001 begins at 6 p.m. Click for details.

       

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