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Buy Union for holiday gifts, Thanksgiving

(Nov. 14, 2018) — The 10 days following Thanksgiving are designated by the AFL-CIO as “Buy Union” week to encourage all union members to look for union-made goods and services when they buy for the Holiday Season. When you buy union, you’re supporting good jobs in American communities, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, […]

Support UW English Language Faculty at picket on Nov. 14

SEATTLE — AFT UW English Language Faculty 6486 has been in protracted bargaining with the University of Washington for 20 months. With university administrators now threatening to impose their terms, the union encourages all area union members and community supporters to attend an informational picket this Wednesday, Nov. 14 at UW Seattle to demonstrate labor’s […]

Join major rally Oct . 12 outside Westin Seattle

SEATTLE — Hotel workers at the Marriott-owned Westin Seattle have been in negotiations for a new union contract since June and are fighting to make one job enough to live in Seattle, raise their families, and retire with dignity. In September, Westin workers voted by a 98 percent majority to authorize a strike. If they strike, […]

It’s an even BIGGER weekend to make a BIG difference

UPDATE (Oct. 18, 2018) — Last weekend was big, but this weekend is BIGGER because union members and their families will have ballots! This Saturday, Oct. 20, Labor Neighbor volunteers will conduct neighborhood walks in legislative districts near Everett, Spokane and Vancouver, and have the annual Ballot Drop Walk and BBQ at the UA 32 […]

It’s Knocktober! Join the fun, volunteer for Labor Neighbor.

By CHERIKA CARTER (Knockt. 1, 2018) — Every fall as the weather changes and the smell of pumpkin fills the air, thousands of union members take to the streets and knock doors all across the country to have face-to-face conversations with other union members about pro-working candidates who will stand up for working families. Here in […]

Washington ranked #1 (again) for aerospace manufacturing

New study ranks state as best place on the planet for aerospace manufacturing   By DAVID GROVES The Stand SEATTLE (Sept. 13, 2018) — In June, an internationally respected aerospace analyst released the most comprehensive data-driven aerospace competitiveness study ever performed. It found that Washington state is — by far — the best location in the United States to […]

Urge U.S. senators to reject Kavanaugh nomination

UPDATE (July 30, 2018) — Although the national call-in day has passed, this toll-free hotline remains active. So if you haven’t already called your senators, do it today! WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, July 26, unions across America are joining together to urge Congress to reject Donald Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Please […]

Shuler addresses WSLC Convention TODAY

Union Strong: Hundreds of delegates will gather July 17-19 in Wenatchee   UPDATE (July 11, 2018) — Here is the tentative agenda for the convention that begins Tuesday, July 17 in Wenatchee. WENATCHEE (June 8, 2018) — AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will keynote the 2018 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, set for July 17-19 […]

Volunteer to help collect signatures for Initiative 1631

Statewide measure would put clean energy investment before voters   OLYMPIA (April 10, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and a number of other unions are part of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, a coalition of individuals, businesses, and more than 200 organizations in Washington state committed to building our state’s economy, […]

Take action: Your right to a timely union vote may be at risk

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2018) — Three years ago, the National Labor Relations Board took modest steps to streamline, modernize and improve the process by which workers petition for an election to vote on forming a union at work. The rules reduced unnecessary delay caused by management lawyers litigating issues in […]

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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