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YES on Seattle I-124 to protect hotel workers

By JEFF JOHNSON One in a series of columns on ballot measures (Oct. 12, 2016) — Hotel workers in Seattle and UNITE HERE Local 8 have brought to the November ballot a critical initiative to improve employment standards in the hospitality industry and to protect female workers from sexual assault and harassment. Fully 80 percent […]

YES on 735: The road to restoring democracy

By JEFF JOHNSON One in a series of columns on ballot measures (Oct. 11, 2016) — Money in politics has always been a problem in the United States. But now with income and wealth inequality rivaling what it was during the gilded age and a couple of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, our democracy is […]

Approve ST3 to invest in jobs, our future

By JEFF JOHNSON One in a series of columns on ballot measures (Oct. 10, 2016) — Nobody likes congestion — whether due to a cold or due to your daily commute. While passing Sound Transit Proposition No. 1 (ST3) is not a cure for the common cold, it is a major solution to reducing your […]

NO on I-732: It’s a giant misstep on climate

By JEFF JOHNSON One in a series of columns on ballot measures (Oct. 7, 2016) — Initiative 732, the carbon tax measure on November’s ballot, is opposed or not supported by the labor movement, communities of color and social justice organizations, most environmental organizations, businesses, the Washington State Democratic Party, the Washington State Republican Party, […]

Spread the word: Seattle Protects Women

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Oct. 5, 2016) — UNITE HERE Local 8 is proud to be sponsoring City of Seattle Initiative 124 and is joining with a broad coalition of supporters to urge voters to vote Yes! this November. The Seattle Protects Women campaign just launched its first digital video. […]

Volunteer for Labor Neighbor walk Oct. 8 in Snohomish Co.

The general election efforts of Labor Neighbor, the grassroots member-to-member political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, continue this Saturday, Oct. 8. A neighborhood walk will be held to inform union members about labor-endorsed legislative candidates John Lovick and Katrina Ondracek in the 44th Legislative District in Snohomish County from Lake Stevens […]

Volunteer for Labor Neighbor walk Oct. 1, Postcard Parties

The general election efforts of Labor Neighbor, the grassroots member-to-member political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, continue this Saturday, Oct. 1. A neighborhood walk will be held to inform union members about labor-endorsed legislative candidates Marisa Peloquin, Mari Leavitt and Christine Kilduff in the 28th Legislative District, which includes Fircrest, University […]

Why voters should reject I-732 carbon tax

OLYMPIA (Sept. 15, 2016) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, recorded the statement in opposition to the Initiative 732 carbon tax for TVW’s Video Voter Guide. Here is the transcript: Initiative 732 would create a new and accelerating carbon tax while also cutting business taxes in Washington State. Intended to […]

Labor Neighbor walk Sept. 17 in Wellman vs. Litzow race

The general election efforts of Labor Neighbor, the grassroots member-to-member political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, kick off this Saturday, Sept. 17. A neighborhood walk will be held to inform union members about labor-endorsed State Senate candidate Lisa Wellman in the 41st Legislative District, which includes Mercer Island, Bellevue, Newcastle and […]

Labor Votes: Let’s get everyone registered

(Aug. 12, 2016) — Election Day is looming on the horizon, and it’s closer than you may think. This year, union members and their families will have the opportunity to raise Washington’s minimum wage and allow all workers to earn paid sick days via Initiative 1433. They will have the chance to boost the state […]

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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