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* WSLC Swearing-In CeremonyWSLC Swearing-In Ceremony

Time: 2:00 pm

All unions affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO are invited to join WSLC officers and staff for the Swearing-In Ceremony of President-elect Larry Brown and Secretary Treasurer-elect April Sims. It will be Monday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Seattle WSLC office, 321 16th Ave South. Reception to follow, concluding at 3:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Sarah Tucker at

* Stop the Shutdown, SeaTacStop the Shutdown, SeaTac

Time: 11:00 am

Federal employees and their supporters will Rally to Stop the Shutdown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11 at the Sea-Tac International Airport Flag Pavilion.

* Shutdown picket, SeaTacShutdown picket, SeaTac

Time: 1:00 pm

TSA security officers and federal prison workers represented by AFGE will conduct an informational picket to Stop the Shutdown on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 1 to 3 p.n. at Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd. in SeaTac.

* Legislative session beginsLegislative session begins

The 2019 session of the Washington Stayte Legislature will convene on Monday, Jan. 14. Click to see the legislative calendar.

* Stop sexual harassment,TukwilaStop sexual harassment,Tukwila

Time: 6:00 pm

"Unions: Shutting Down Sexual Harassment on the Job," a free workshop hosted by MLK Labor and open to all, will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Teamsters Hall, 14675 Interurban Ave S, in Tukwila. Click for details.

* Womxn’s March, SeattleWomxn’s March, Seattle

Time: 9:00 am

The Womxn’s March on Seattle 2019 is Saturday, Jan. 19 and begins with a rally at 9 a.m. at Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave. The march begins from there at 9:45 a.m. and goes to the Seattle Center, where panels will begin at 11:30 a.m. Click for details.

* Women's March, SpokaneWomen's March, Spokane

Time: 10:00 am

The 3rd annual Women’s March in Spokane will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 with a volunteer action fair at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. A rally begins there at noon followed by the march through downtown starting at 1 p.m. Click for details.

* MLK Day rally-march, SeattleMLK Day rally-march, Seattle

Time: 9:30 am

MLK Day activities in Seattle on Jan. 21 begin at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., with workshops at 9:30 a.m. and a rally in the school gym at 11 a.m. The march begins from there at 12:30 p.m. and goes to Westlake Park downtown (4th and Pine), where a second rally begins at 1:30 p.m. Click for details.

* MLK Day rally-march, SpokaneMLK Day rally-march, Spokane

Time: 10:00 am

The annual citywide MLK Day rally will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. The march will begin at about 11 a.m. and later a resource fair will offer volunteer opportunities. Click for details.

* MLK Day march, YakimaMLK Day march, Yakima

Time: 11:30 am

Marchers will gather for Yakima's annual MLK Day community peace march at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 21 at W. 5th Avenue and MLK Jr. Blvd. The march to the Yakima Convention Center starts at noon. A program honoring King follows there at 1 p.m. Click for details.

* Skagit nurses rally, Mt VernonSkagit nurses rally, Mt Vernon

Time: 11:30 am

Join Skagit Regional Health nurses represented by WSNA as they rally for safe staffing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 on the front steps of the Skagit County Courthouse, 205 W Kincaid St. in Mount Vernon. Click for details.

* Stop the Shutdown, Sea-TacStop the Shutdown, Sea-Tac

Time: 1:00 pm

TSA officers (AFGE) will rally on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Flag Pavilion at the Sea-Tac International Airport entrance on International Blvd. to call for an immediate end to the shutdown. All union members and community supporters are invited to attend. Cliock for details.

* OWLS meeting, SeattleOWLS meeting, Seattle

Time: 7:00 pm

University of Washington management is trying to balance UW's budget on the backs of their lowest-paid workers. But WFSE members are saying NO! to stingy raises and privatization. How can we help? Come find out at the Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS) meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the WSLC building, 321 16th Ave. S. in Seattle.

* Nonprofits and OT pay, onlineNonprofits and OT pay, online

Time: 12:00 pm

Nonprofit staff, board members, managers, volunteers, and donors are invited to participate in a webinar conversation about nonprofits and restoring overtime rights at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23 online on Zoom and in person at Southside Commons, 3518 S Edmunds St. in Seattle’s Columbia City. Click for details.

* Stop the Shutdown, SpokaneStop the Shutdown, Spokane

Time: 4:30 pm

The Spokane Regional Labor Council is hosting a Stop the Shutdown Rally on Friday, Jan. 25 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 10 N. Post St. outside the Spokane office of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Click for details.

* Health care forum, SeattleHealth care forum, Seattle

Time: 9:45 am

The Health Care Is a Human Right Coalition will present a public forum "Winning Universal Health Care: Federal, State & Local Action" featuring U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-9th) and several state and local legislative leaders on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at El Centro de la Raza Centilia Cultural Center, 1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St. in Seattle. Click for details.

* Stop the Shutdown, SeattleStop the Shutdown, Seattle

Time: 11:45 am

Seattle Indivisible's Resist Trump Tuesday rally will focus on stopping the shutdown. Hear from AFGE 1121 President Dr. Cairo D'Almeida and others directly affected by the shutdown at this rally Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 11:45 a.m. .to 12:30 p.m. at the Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave. in Seattle. It will be immediately followed by a meeting from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with representatives from the offices of Reps. Smith and Pramila Jayapal. Click for details.

* WSLC Leg. Reception/ConfWSLC Leg. Reception/Conf

The 2019 Legislative Reception & Lobbying Conference of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, will be Jan. 30-31 at the Hotel RL (Red Lion), 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, in Olympia. Click for details.

* WSLC Leg. Reception/ConfWSLC Leg. Reception/Conf

The 2019 Legislative Reception & Lobbying Conference of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, will be Jan. 30-31 at the Hotel RL (Red Lion), 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, in Olympia. Click for details.

* UFW Starbucks-Schultz eventUFW Starbucks-Schultz event

Time: 6:00 pm

The United Farm Workers (UFW) and supporters of Darigold workers struggling to improve workplace safety at the state's dairy farms will gather to hold Starbucks accountable outside former CEO Howard Schultz's event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 31 at the Moore Theater, 1932 2nd Ave. in Seattle. Click for the latest on the Darigold struggle.



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