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Services for Jacquie Jones-Walsh will be Saturday in Seattle

SEATTLE — Funeral services for Washington State Labor Council Vice President Jacquie Jones-Walsh, a longtime member of the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) and State President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Greater Glory Ministries, 6419 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. in […]

Join refinery safety advocates at events in Seattle, Burlington

OLYMPIA (April 23, 2019) — Nine years after the fatal explosion and fire at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, the state’s Department of Labor and Industries will soon give formal notice of rulemaking to strengthen the regulations aimed at preventing catastrophic explosions in Washington state’s refineries. The BlueGreen Alliance and the Washington State Labor Council, […]

Durham drivers in Everett join together with Teamsters 38

The following is from the Teamsters union: EVERETT (April 23, 2019) — Earlier this month, drivers at Durham School Services in Everett voted by more than a three-to-one margin to join Teamsters Local 38. The 127 workers are part of a growing movement of drivers and monitors who are organizing with the union because of […]

Worker Memorial Day events begin this week across state

Each year on Worker Memorial Day, April 28, working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job, and renew our struggle for safe workplaces. “In recent decades, we’ve made great progress in making workplaces safer and protecting workers. Still, too many workers are being killed and injured on the […]

All invited to Vietnam Vets park dedication May 25 in Seattle

SEATTLE — All union members and their families are cordially invited on Memorial Day weekend to join the Museum of Flight for the momentous opening and dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park. The dedication ceremony will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25 at the park located behind the museum’s Aviation Pavilion, 9305 […]

WSLC, community mourn passage of Jacquie Jones-Walsh

SEATTLE (April 17, 2019) — Washington State Labor Council Vice President Jacquie Jones-Walsh, a longtime member of the Washington Federation of State Employees/AFSCME and State President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), has passed away. In addition to representing CLUW on the WSLC Executive Board and being active in WFSE Local 843, Jones-Walsh […]

Tweet support for KUOW staff amid tough contract talks

The following is from SAG-AFTRA: SEATTLE — Join SAG-AFTRA members and supporters Tuesday, April 16 at noon for a Twitter blast to show solidarity with KUOW workers at the bargaining table. More than a year after staff at KUOW-FM 94.9, a National Public Radio member station in Seattle, overwhelmingly elected to join together with SAG-AFTRA, […]

Stand up to construction industry tax fraud April 15 in Olympia, Seattle

We pay our taxes. Why don’t they? An estimated $2.6 billion in Social Security, Medicare, state income and federal taxes went unpaid in the construction industry in 2017. Some 1.2 million construction workers were paid off the books by employers, while another 300,000 were misclassified as independent contractors, in part to avoid paying taxes. The […]

‘Labor Will Feed the People’ play April 13 to benefit PSARA

Seattle Labor Chorus plans special performance at WSLC in Seattle   SEATTLE — More than 20 members of the Seattle Labor Chorus will reenact their play, “Labor Will Feed the People,” as part of the 100-year celebration of the Seattle General Strike and a fundraiser to benefit Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA). Experience […]

Pacific NW Labor History Assoc. conference is May 3-5

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 8, 2019) — All are invited to attend the 2019 conference of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association on May 3-5 at the University Place Hotel & Conference Center in Portland. PNLHA conferences are a unique gathering of workers, unionists, scholars and community activists. Its May gathering will be an opportunity to […]

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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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