* Raise Up WA, TacomaRaise Up WA, Tacoma
Time: 6:00 pm
Union members and other supporters are urged to attend a Raise Up Washington community forum on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1211 I St. in Tacoma, to learn more about the initiative campaign to raise the state minimum wage and allow all workers to earn paid sick leave. Click for details.
* Fight TPP, Seattle Fight TPP, Seattle
Time: 12:00 pm
On Feb. 3, trade negotiators from 12 countries around the Pacific Rim will gather to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership. All over the world, from Malaysia to Mexico to Seattle, they will be met with protest. In Seattle, join fair trade advocates at a "Roll Up Our Sleeves: Fight TPP" event at noon on Feb. 3 at Seattle City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave. Rally there then march to the Federal Building (5 blocks downhill) to deliver our message to Sens. Murray and Cantwell. Click for details.
* Raise Up WA, EverettRaise Up WA, Everett
Time: 5:30 pm
Union members and other supporters are urged to attend a Raise Up Washington community forum on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Everett Labor Temple, 2812 Lombard Ave. Come learn more about the initiative campaign to raise the state minimum wage and allow all workers to earn paid sick leave. Click for details.
* Fight TPP, BellinghamFight TPP, Bellingham
Time: 2:00 pm
Join fair trade activists as they rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday, Feb. 4. Wave banners from 2 to 4 p.m. at the end of Lincoln Street (Sunnyland Pedestrian Overpass), gather at Holly and RR street at 2:30 p.m. for more banner waving and leafleting. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. come to West Chestnut Street near the old granary to shine the light on the granary for all to see and leaflet. Email email@example.com for more info.
* Boeing Then & Now, SeattleBoeing Then & Now, Seattle
Time: 3:00 pm
On Monday, Feb. 8, join UW's Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at special events featuring the authors of recent books about Boeing workers. In "Capitalist Family Values," Polly Reed Myers examines the familial culture of stability and belonging that set apart the company in its youth and its evolution since. In "Emerging from Turbulence," Leon Grunberg and Sarah Moore share in-depth interviews with 36 recent hires, longtime employees, and retirees about the significant changes that have occurred within Boeing over the last 10 years. From 3 to 5 p.m., the authors will be presenting their books at South Seattle College's Georgetown campus, and again from 7 to 9 p.m. at the University Book Store in Seattle. Click for details.
* Farmworker Legislative DayFarmworker Legislative Day
The Farmworkers' Tribunal and Legislative Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the State Capitol. Legislative visits from 10 a.m. to noon; the FW Tribunal from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Rules Room (LEG2); more legislative visits from 3 to 5 p.m.; and a FW Legislative Reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in ABC (JAC). For more info, contact Rosalinda Guillen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-738-0893.
* WSLC Leg. Reception, OlympiaWSLC Leg. Reception, Olympia
Time: 6:30 pm
The Washington State Labor Council will host its annual Legislative Reception on Thursday night, Feb. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Olympia Red Lion Hotel. Click for details.
* WSLC Leg. Conference, OlympiaWSLC Leg. Conference, Olympia
Time: 8:30 am
The Washington State Labor Council will host its annual Legislative Lobbying Conference on Friday, Feb. 12 starting at 8:30 a.m. (with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.) at the WSLC Olympia office, 906 Columbia St. SW. The WSLC encourage leaders, staffers, and especially rank-and-file union members to attend this important, informative event. Click for details.
* Affirmative Action, SeattleAffirmative Action, Seattle
Time: 7:00 pm
"Fight Back for Affirmative Action: A Game Plan for Jobs, Education and Freedom" will be Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at New Freeway Hall 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle. Eighteen years after affirmative action was overturned in Washington State, unemployment has surged and wages and educational opportunities have plunged for African Americans and other people of color. Now is the time to strategize how to build a movement to reinstate and expand affirmative action. Click for details.
* Health Care for All, SeattleHealth Care for All, Seattle
Time: 7:00 pm
John Nichols of The Nation magazine and Donna Smith, President of Health Care for All Colorado, will speak at the 11th Annual Public Meeting of Physicians for a National Health Program, Western Washington chapter. It will be Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6) at the UW Campus, Kane Hall, Room 120. Free parking under Kane Hall, enter via 15th Ave NE. Click for details.
* Raise Up WA, BellevueRaise Up WA, Bellevue
Time: 6:00 pm
Union members and other supporters are urged to attend a Raise Up Washington community forum on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE. Come learn more about the initiative campaign to raise the state minimum wage and allow all workers to earn paid sick leave. Click for details.
* Raise Up WA, BellinghamRaise Up WA, Bellingham
Time: 5:30 pm
Union members and other supporters are urged to attend a Raise Up Washington community forum on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Teamsters 231 Hall, 1700 N. State St. Come learn more about the initiative campaign to raise the state minimum wage and allow all workers to earn paid sick leave. Click for details.