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* Joe Dear celebration, OlympiaJoe Dear celebration, Olympia

Time: 2:00 pm

The friends and family of Joe Dear invite the community to a celebration of his life from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Evergreen State College Library, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW in Olympia. A reception will follow the celebration on the 4th floor of the library. Click for more info.

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* Retirement work session, OlyRetirement work session, Oly

Time: 10:00 am

Key legislators in the Washington State Senate have scheduled a work session on Tuesday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to noon in House Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building, 504 15th Ave. SE, in Olympia. Click for details.

* Fred Meyer rally, TacomaFred Meyer rally, Tacoma

Time: 12:00 pm

Fred Meyer General Merchandise is proposing wage freezes, overtime restrictions, and more expensive health coverage. Union and community supporters will join Fred Meyer employees (UFCW 367) for informational picketing on Tuesday, April 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Tacoma Pacific Fred Meyer, 7250 Pacific Ave. Click to see a flier.

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* Harrison MC event, BremertonHarrison MC event, Bremerton

Time: 5:30 pm

Join Harrison Medical Center employees and their union and community supporters for a Solidarity Day to stand united for a fair contract at the Bremerton hospital. It will be Wednesday, April 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 4210 Wheaton Way. Click for details.

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* Postal Service rally, BurienPostal Service rally, Burien

Time: 2:00 pm

The U.S. Postal Service is privatizing services to low-wage, non-union Staples stores. Take a STAND AGAINST STAPLES. Bring your co-workers, friends and family to join USPS employees as they rally against this privatization scheme on Thursday, April 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Staples store at 158 S.W. 148th St. in Burien. Click for details.

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* Feeney-Greer tour, OlympiaFeeney-Greer tour, Olympia

Time: 7:00 pm

Anne Feeney and Evan Greer will perform a concert as part of their "Carry It On" Tour celebrating Pete Seeger's legacy on Wednesday, April 16 starting at 7 p.m. at the WSLC/WFSE’s Davis-Williams Building, 906 S. Columbia St. Admission: donations will be accepted. Click for details.

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* Feeney-Greer tour, AberdeenFeeney-Greer tour, Aberdeen

Time: 7:00 pm

Anne Feeney and Evan Greer will perform a concert as part of their "Carry It On" Tour celebrating Pete Seeger's legacy on Thursday, April 17 starting at 7 p.m. at the Polish Club Hall, 823 W. First St. Admission: + suggested donation. Presented by Grays Harbor Institute. Click for details.

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* Feeney-Greer tour, Pt. AngelesFeeney-Greer tour, Pt. Angeles

Time: 6:00 pm

Anne Feeney and Evan Greer will perform a concert as part of their "Carry It On" Tour celebrating Pete Seeger's legacy on Saturday, April 19 starting at 6 p.m. at the Clallam County Democratic HQ, 124-A West First St., Admission: -25 suggested but no one turned away. Click for details.

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* St. Joe's picket, TacomaSt. Joe's picket, Tacoma

Time: 11:00 am

SEIU HealthCare 1199NW members who work at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Tacoma invite all to join them as they take a stand for patient safety and good jobs. Attend informational picketing at St. Joe's, 1717 S. "J" St. on Wednesday, April 23 (shifts 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.) A community rally for St. Joe's employees will follow, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1211 S. "I" St. Click for more info.

* 15 for Seattle rally15 for Seattle rally

Time: 4:00 pm

The M.L. King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO is urging all union members and community supporters to attend a for Seattle Coalition action this Wednesday, April 23 at City Hall, 600 4th Ave., to express to the mayor and city council members that our community supports a minimum wage for ALL workers in Seattle. Click for details.

* WMD event, EverettWMD event, Everett

Time: 5:00 pm

The Snohomish County Labor Council, AFL-CIO will host its annual Worker Memorial Day commemoration from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 at the Workers Memorial Statue in front of the Snohomish County Mission Building, 3021 Wetmore in Everett. click for details.

* "Salt of the Earth," Seattle"Salt of the Earth," Seattle

Time: 7:00 pm

A screening and discussion of the classic labor film, "Salt of the earth," will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 at the Labor Archives of Washington on the University of Washington's Seattle campus. Click for details.

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* Equal Pay forum, KirklandEqual Pay forum, Kirkland

Time: 2:00 pm

Join Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and partners the Economic Opportunity Institute, MomsRising and the YWCA Redmond for a conversation on Equal Pay for Women. It will be from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) at Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Ave. in the Peter Kirk Room. You must RSVP to attend by emailing Maggie Humphreys at Maggie@eoionline.org.

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* WMD event, SeattleWMD event, Seattle

Time: 11:30 am

The UW Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences will host its Worker Memorial Day commemoration honoring those who died in 2013 from a work-related injury or illness in King County. It will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220, UW Seattle. Click for details.

* Working Democracy conf,SeattleWorking Democracy conf,Seattle

Time: 1:00 pm

On Friday, April 25, UW's Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies will convene Working Democracy, a conference discussing labor's response to growing inequality and the contemporary crisis of democracy. It will be from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 250, UW Seattle. Click for details.

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* 15 Now conference, Seattle15 Now conference, Seattle

Time: 10:30 am

Join action groups, low-wage workers, union members and activists from all across the country who are part of the historic effort to raise the minimum wage at the First 15 Now National Conference starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Franklin High School, 3013 S. Mt Baker Blvd. in Seattle. Speakers will include Glen Ford, Kshama Sawant & David Cay Johnston. Click to register or get more info.

* WMD event, SpokaneWMD event, Spokane

Time: 11:00 am

The Spokane Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO will host its 25th annual Worker Memorial Day commemoration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Spokane City Mission Park, 1300 E Mission, along the Centennial Trail. L&I Director Joel Sacks and WSLC President Jeff Johnson are featured guest speakers. For more info, call. 509-327-7637.

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* Economic workshop, Mt. VernonEconomic workshop, Mt. Vernon

Time: 1:00 pm

"Making the American Dream Real for Everybody," a workshop presentation by Mark McDermott, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at the United Steel Workers Hall, 47 Alder Lane in Mount Vernon. Click for details.

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* WMD event, TacomaWMD event, Tacoma

Time: 11:30 am

The Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO will hold its annual Worker Memorial Day event with Washington Federation of State Employees Local 793 at one of the most dangerous workplaces in the state --Western State Hospital, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW in Tacoma -- from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of WFSE Local 793. For more info, call 253-473-3810.

* WMD event, BellinghamWMD event, Bellingham

Time: 12:00 pm

The Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO will conduct its annual Worker Memorial Day commemoration at noon on Monday, April 28 by the Worker Memorial Monument on the lawn of the Bellingham Library. Click for details.

* Fred Meyer rally, PuyallupFred Meyer rally, Puyallup

Time: 4:00 pm

General merchandise workers at the Fred Meyer are struggling to get a fair contract with health care benefits consistent with the store's grocery and meat employees. Show solidarity with Fred Meyer workers at a rally from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 28 at the Puyallup Fred Meyer, 1100 N. Meridian. Click for the rally flier, or call UFCW Local 367 for more info at 253-589-0367.

* Feeney-Greer tour, BellinghamFeeney-Greer tour, Bellingham

Time: 7:30 pm

Anne Feeney and Evan Greer will perform a concert as part of their "Carry It On" Tour celebrating Pete Seeger's legacy on Monday, April 28 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the office of the Northwest Washington Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 1700 N. State St. in Bellingham. Click for details.

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* WMD event, TumwaterWMD event, Tumwater

Time: 2:00 pm

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries will host its annual Worker Memorial Day ceremony at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29 to honor those who have died in the previous year from job-related injuries or illnesses. The event will be at L&I's Tumwater HQ, 7273 Linderson Way S.W. Click for more info.

* Feeney-Greer tour, EverettFeeney-Greer tour, Everett

Time: 7:00 pm

Anne Feeney and Evan Greer will perform a concert as part of their "Carry It On" Tour celebrating Pete Seeger's legacy on Tuesday, April 29 starting at 7 p.m. at the Firewheel Community Coffeehouse, 2727 Colby Ave. Click for details.

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* Feeney-Greer tour, SeattleFeeney-Greer tour, Seattle

Time: 7:00 pm

Anne Feeney and Evan Greer will perform a concert as part of their "Carry It On" Tour celebrating Pete Seeger's legacy on Wednesday, April 30 starting at 7 p.m. in Hall 1 of the Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave. Admission is FREE thanks to sponsoring organizations. Click for details.

     

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