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* Medicare for All, SeattleMedicare for All, Seattle

Time: 2:00 pm

The Seattle City Council will hold a public hearing on supporting U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal's new Medicare for All legislation. The hearing will be Monday, March 4 at 2 p.m. (arrive at 1:30 p.m. to sign up for testimony) at Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave.

* "Dolores" at SPEEA"Dolores" at SPEEA

Time: 5:00 pm

There will be a free movie night/panel discussion of the film "Dolores," a documentary on Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers union. It will be held at both the Tukwila and Everett halls of SPEEA, IFPTE 2001 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. Email to reserve a space, and please note where you plan to attend. Click for details.

* Alaska ferry rally, BellinghamAlaska ferry rally, Bellingham

Time: 2:00 pm

Union members and community supporters in Whatcom County are urged to join a rally to Save Alaska Jobs and Ferry Service from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 8 at the Alaska Ferry Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. in Bellingham’s Fairhaven neighborhood. Click for details.

* High Voltage Women, SeattleHigh Voltage Women, Seattle

Time: 7:00 pm

Local labor historian Ellie Belew will present her latest book, “High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light,” on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council building, 321 16th Ave. South in Seattle. This is a free event. No-host refreshments will be available. Click for details.

* Apprenticeship event, TacomaApprenticeship event, Tacoma

Time: 5:30 pm

Bates Technical College will host its Apprenticeship Appreciation Reception on Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Central/Mohler Campus, Advanced Technology Building, 2320 S. 19th St. in Tacoma. Click for details.

* Kadlec nurses rally, RichlandKadlec nurses rally, Richland

Time: 4:30 pm

Join Kadlec Regional Medical Center nurses and community supporters as they rally from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 to Keep Kadlec Nurses and Patients Safe. It will be at John Dam Plaza, 1815 George Washington Way, in Richland. Click for details.

* Seattle Labor Chorus SingalongSeattle Labor Chorus Singalong

Time: 7:00 pm

The Seattle Labor Chorus will hold its annual Singalong -- complete with community singing, homemade snacks, and a silent auction -- from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N. in Seattle. Click for details.

* Embassy Suites picket, SeattleEmbassy Suites picket, Seattle

Time: 4:00 pm

All union members and community supporters are invited to join hotel workers on the picket line at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Embassy Suites in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, 255 S. King St. Click for details.

* Farmworker Vigil, SeattleFarmworker Vigil, Seattle

Time: 8:30 am

The United Farm Workers and community supporters of dairy safety are invited to join a Farmworker Vigil outside the Starbucks shareholder meeting from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. in Seattle. Click for details.

* St. Joseph picket, TacomaSt. Joseph picket, Tacoma

Time: 8:00 am

Nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and their supporters will hold an informational picket calling on St. Joe’s to put nurse and patient safety before profits from 8 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21 at South J and South 19th streets, near the Emergency Room.

* High Voltage Women groupHigh Voltage Women group

Time: 6:30 pm

Radical Women hosts a feminist discussion group on the book "High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light" each Monday (beginning March 25) at 6:30 p.m. at the WSLC, 321 16th Ave. South. Light snacks served for donation at 6 p.m. Click for details.

* PSLA Spaghetti Feed, SeattlePSLA Spaghetti Feed, Seattle

Time: 4:00 pm

Join union leaders, members and community supporters from across the region for a special Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser benefiting the Puget Sound Labor Agency, AFL-CIO -- and helping to fund its impending relocation -- on Tuesday, March 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Place S. in Seattle. Click for details.

* Seattle hotel safety eventSeattle hotel safety event

Time: 4:30 pm

All are invited to join UNITE HERE Local 8 for story sharing and discussion on the future of the Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative (I-124) at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29 at the Downtown Seattle Public Library, Washington Mutual Room on the 4th Floor. Click for details.

* PSARA event w/Nick LicataPSARA event w/Nick Licata

Time: 2:00 pm

The Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action will host a fundraising event featuring PSARA member Nick Licata discussing his book. "Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies, and Advice for Changing Our World." It will be at 2 p.n. on Sunday, March 31 at the WSLC's Seattle office, 321 16th Ave. South. Click for details.

* Tacoma Stars' Union NightTacoma Stars' Union Night

Time: 5:00 pm

The Tacoma Stars of the Major Arena Soccer League will be hosting Union Night at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. Come to Accesso Showare Center in Kent as the Stars take on Landon Donovan and the Pacific Division-leading San Diego Sockers. Click for details and discounted tickets.



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