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* May Day march, YakimaMay Day march, Yakima

A sunrise-to-sunset May Day march from Granger to Yakima will recreate the historic march of 1986 led by Cesar Chavez advocating for workers’ rights and immigration reform. Participants will march from Radio KDNA to Yakima, in segments, stopping in Toppenish and Wapato. Click for details.

* May Day march, SeattleMay Day march, Seattle

Time: 2:00 pm

The M.L. King County Labor Council urges all to join the May Day march as part of the National Day for Immigration Reform/International Workers Day. It will be Sunday, May 1, meet at the stage at 2 p.m. at Judkins Park, 1119 23rd Avenue South, Seattle. Click for details.

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* MayWorks: Apprenticeship eventMayWorks: Apprenticeship event

Time: 5:00 pm

To commemorate the rich history of apprenticeships at South Seattle College and throughout the region, the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center cordially invites all to join them for its New Apprenticeship Exhibit Launch & Celebration at the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College, 6737 Corson Ave S. , on Thursday, May 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Click to RSVP.

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* FUJ pickets with Amy GoodmanFUJ pickets with Amy Goodman

Time: 10:30 am

Saturday, May 7 is an international day of action for Familias Unidas por la Justicia. Amy Goodman and Democracy Now will be in Mount Vernon to spend much of the day with FUJ! All supporters of FUJ and the Sakuma Bros./Driscoll berry boycott are urged to turn out for a picket line at 10:30 a.m. at the Burlington Costco, 1725 S Burlington Blvd., and an informational picket at 11:30 a.m. outside of the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. 1st St. in Mount Vernon, where Amy Goodman will be speaking starting at noon. Click for details.

* MayWorks Hootenanny, FifeMayWorks Hootenanny, Fife

Time: 6:00 pm

The Pierce County Central Labor Council invites all to join Union brothers and sisters for the annual MayWorks Hootenanny, an evening of musical solidarity featuring great songs of labor, peace, and justice. It will be Saturday, May 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the ILWU Local 23 Hall, 1306 Alexander Ave. East, in Fife. Click for the event flier.

* Labor's Turning Point filmLabor's Turning Point film

Time: 7:00 pm

All are invited to a screening of the film, "Labor's Turning Point," a gripping documentary chronicling the 1934 truck strikes in Minneapolis that set the stage for a massive upsurge that brought millions of unorganized workers into unions. It will be Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. in Seattle. Door donation sliding scale $3-$5, students and strikers $1. For more info, call 206-722-2453.

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* I-1433 training, SeattleI-1433 training, Seattle

Time: 12:00 pm

Raise Up Washington will conduct an Organizer and Signature Gatherer Training for Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and provide paid sick leave. It will be Thursday, May 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the RUW Campaign HQ @ the WSLC's Seattle office, 321 16th Ave S. Lunch will be provided for all who RSVP to sarah@raiseupwa.com

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* O'Connor concert, SeattleO'Connor concert, Seattle

Time: 7:30 pm

On Friday, May 13, songwriter and labor folksinger John O'Connor will make his first concert appearance in the Seattle area in almost two decades. The concert will feature John's powerful songs and stories, many about life and struggles in the Pacific Northwest. It will bee at 7:30 p.m. at the Keystone Church in Wallingford, 5019 Keystone Pl. N., Seattle. Please RSVP for reservations to 206-524-7753 or email Rebelvoz@aol.com. Suggested donation is $15.

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* Racial Equity/Justice, RentonRacial Equity/Justice, Renton

Time: 10:30 am

All are invited to "Labor & Community: Standing Together in Solidarity for Racial Equity and Justice," a special daylong event from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Renton Technical College's Resource center Bldg. C, 3000 N.E. 4th St. in Renton. This free event promises fun, entertainment, education, sharing, food, partnerships, and opportunities. Click for details.

* Labor Archives event, SeattleLabor Archives event, Seattle

Time: 1:00 pm

Join the Labor Archives of Washington for its second annual event, “Preserving Solidarity Forever,” dedicated to showcasing its efforts to preserve and promote labor history. It will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at UW's Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 145, in Seattle. Click for details.

* O'Connor concert, SeattleO'Connor concert, Seattle

Time: 7:00 pm

Folk singer, poet and labor activist John Paul O’Connor will perform his musical narrative "Hold the Fort" during a benefit concert at IAM District Lodge 751’s Seattle Union Hall, 9135 15th Place S., at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 14. It is a benefit for the Pacific NW Labor History Association; $10 donation is suggested. Click for details.

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* Movie and Pizza Night, SeattleMovie and Pizza Night, Seattle

Time: 6:00 pm

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is hosting a free Movie and Pizza Night, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 at its Seattle office, 321 16th Ave. S. Come see “The True Cost,” a groundbreaking documentary film about the price that people and the planet pay for cheap clothing. Click to RSVP.

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* Paid Sick Days event, TacomaPaid Sick Days event, Tacoma

Time: 1:00 pm

More than 30 cities and states have paid sick days, including Tacoma. It’s time to celebrate -- and keep the momentum going. Celebrate paid sick days with Healthy Tacoma on Thursday, May 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Public Library-Moore, 215 S. 56th St. in Tacoma. Click for details.

* Working America event, SeattleWorking America event, Seattle

Time: 1:00 pm

Attend Working America's Jobs & Justice Day at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 its Seattle office, 820 NE 45th St., Suite 2. Come learn how we plan to fight for working families this election, what organizing positions we are hiring for, and have lunch on us! All are welcome! Click for details.

* Selfie Scavenger Hunt, SeattleSelfie Scavenger Hunt, Seattle

Time: 5:00 pm

Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders (WA YELL) is celebrating MayWorks with a "Selfie Scavenger Hunt" and art walk. Grab your cell phone and meet at the WSLC Seattle office, 321 16th Ave. S., by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, when the party bus will load up and take participants to the Seattle Design Center and Upper Queen Anne Art Walks. Click for details.

* Radical Women of CLUW, SeattleRadical Women of CLUW, Seattle

Time: 6:30 pm

"Radical Women in the House of Labor: Early days of the Coalition of Labor Union Women" will be presented by Guerry Hoddersen, a participant in the founding CLUW convention while driving a truck for UPS and a member of Teamster Local 174; today a member of SEIU Local 775. It will be Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. in Seattle. A tasty dinner, with vegan options, will be served at 6:30 p.m. for an $8.50 donation. Call 206-722-6057 for more info.

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* Labor history conf., PortlandLabor history conf., Portland

The Pacific NW Labor History Association Conference will be at Portland State University on May 20-22. Come share views on “Labor, Justice, and the Environment: Historical Insights, Alliances, and Challenges.” Join labor historians, students, environmental activists, politicians, and trade unionists in a celebration of the rich historical past of the working people of the Pacific Northwest. Click for details.

* Rhino NW rally, SeattleRhino NW rally, Seattle

Time: 1:00 pm

Support Rhino NW Riggers (IATSE 15) at a rally this Friday, May 20 at 1 p.m. in front of Safeco Field, 1st Ave S. and Edgar Martinez Dr. in Seattle. Come show your solidarity with these workers and show Rhino NW that the community supports their efforts to get respect on the job and a fair contract! Click for details.

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* Labor history conf., PortlandLabor history conf., Portland

The Pacific NW Labor History Association Conference will be at Portland State University on May 20-22. Come share views on “Labor, Justice, and the Environment: Historical Insights, Alliances, and Challenges.” Join labor historians, students, environmental activists, politicians, and trade unionists in a celebration of the rich historical past of the working people of the Pacific Northwest. Click for details.

* Celebrate Labor, OlympiaCelebrate Labor, Olympia

Time: 6:30 pm

As part of MayWorks, the Thurston Lewis Mason Central Labor Council invites all to Celebrate the Music, Art and History of Organized Labor in Olympia. This special event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the historic Labor Temple building, 119 Capitol Way N. in Olympia. Click for details.

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* Labor history conf., PortlandLabor history conf., Portland

The Pacific NW Labor History Association Conference will be at Portland State University on May 20-22. Come share views on “Labor, Justice, and the Environment: Historical Insights, Alliances, and Challenges.” Join labor historians, students, environmental activists, politicians, and trade unionists in a celebration of the rich historical past of the working people of the Pacific Northwest. Click for details.

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* NW Folklife, SeattleNW Folklife, Seattle

Time: 7:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Saturday evening, May 28 at the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle for the Labor Stage, 7:10 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cornish Playhouse (formerly known as the Intiman). This year the show will host a group new to Folklife -- the Resisters (or Re-Sisters), a chamber vocal group of women from Vancouver BC. Click to see the entire festival schedule.

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