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After reaching tentative deal, MultiCare doctors cancel picket

UPDATE (Feb. 22, 2019) — The following is from the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD): “VICTORY! After over twenty months of fighting for safe patient care, urgent care physicians and providers have reached a tentative agreement with MultiCare Health System. We have won a closing policy to ensure patient safety in our community. […]

Providence Everett workers will leaflet outside Silvertips game

EVERETT (Feb. 22, 2019) — Hundreds of union members and their family and friends will descend on the Angel of the Winds Arena tonight to watch the Everett Silvertips hockey team take on the Seattle Thunderbirds for Union Solidarity Night. (Hope you already got tickets, because it’s sold out.) Speaking of Union Solidarity, on their […]

Join FED UP airline food workers at Sea-Tac Airport on Feb. 26

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATAC — Please join us at the Port of Seattle Commission meeting to demand equality for airline catering workers on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at noon at Sea-Tac International Airport on the south end of the Mezzanine Level. As U.S. airlines continue to enjoy years of soaring profits, […]

Teamsters vote to OK strike at Industrial Container Services

The following is from Teamsters Local 117: SEATTLE (Feb. 20, 2019) — Teamsters at Industrial Container Services (ICS), a steel drum and container supplier in Seattle, are not backing down. After months of being bullied by their employer in contract negotiations, the group is fighting back. On Feb. 16, after an update from their union […]

Join MultiCare Auburn nurses, staff for info picket Feb. 21

The following is from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: AUBURN — On Thursday, Feb. 21, scores of licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, ER techs, sterile processing techs, food and nutrition services workers, housekeepers and other staff will hold an “Informational Picket for Quality Care” at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center. Caregivers will be informing patients and neighbors […]

AFL-CIO’s Trumka: This is not the way to govern

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 15, 2019) — Statement released today from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Trump administration’s declaration of a national emergency: The scapegoating and political brinkmanship of the past few months is not the way to govern. From missed paychecks to economic uncertainty, more than 1 million hardworking federal employees and contractors have […]

Rally Feb. 16 at Sea-Tac Airport: No more federal lockouts!

UPDATE –Although it appears that this latest shutdown that would begin at midnight Friday will be averted, Saturday’s rally will go on. The message is the same: stop playing political games with federal employees’ lives and stop putting aviation safety at risk! SEATAC — The U.S. government is on the brink of another shutdown lockout and hundreds […]

On Feb. 23, MLK Labor hosting ‘Labor Prom’ in Kent

Vote online for King County ‘Union Workers of the Year’ to be crowned at event   KENT — If there’s one thing King County could use right about now, it’s some SUMMER! Well, summer in February is coming to King County as MLK Labor celebrates “beach style” with its Labor Prom starting at 6 p.m. […]

Leanne Guier elected President of Sound Cities Association

The following is from the Sound Cities Association: TUKWILA (Feb. 6, 2019) — Pacific Mayor Leanne Guier has been elected the 2019 President of the Sound Cities Association (SCA), which represents 38 King County cities and provides a regional voice for more than one million people. Guier is a pipefitter, community volunteer, and a member […]

Join Labor Center for its Grand Re-Opening on Feb. 22-23

AFL-CIO’s Tefere Gebre will keynote ‘The Best is Yet to Come’ conference   By SARAH LASLETT Special to The Stand SEATTLE (Feb. 4, 2019) — With increased public funding, the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at South Seattle College is gearing up to offer more education and research services to unions and workers across […]


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