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Massive walkout at Seattle U. in support of adjunct faculty


The following is from Adjuncts and Contingents Together Washington, a project of the SEIU Local 925. SEATTLE (Feb. 26, 2015) — Hundreds of Seattle University faculty and students walked out of their classrooms Wednesday in support of quality education, fair compensation and the right of SU faculty to unionize. It was one of the largest […]

UW School of Law, UAW 4121 announce reboot of legal clinic


SEATTLE (Feb. 25, 2015) — The University of Washington School of Law and UAW Local 4121, the union for Academic Student Employees at UW, announced plans Tuesday to work together to re-envision the law school’s clinical work in employment law. In the recent past, clinic students have represented workers in efforts to enforce their legal […]

Blue-green tour urges opposition to Fast Track, TPP (video)


TACOMA (Feb. 23, 2015) — In a park overlooking the Port of Tacoma, port workers, environmental and community advocates rallied Feb. 17 in opposition to Fast Track legislation for a proposed international trade pact called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). It was the second stop of a “Fair Trade or BusTour” that begin in Mount […]

ILWU, shippers reach tentative agreement for West Coast ports


The International Longshore and Warehouse Union released the following statement Friday night, Feb. 20, 2015: The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union today announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports. The deal was reached with assistance from U.S. Secretary of Labor […]

Social Security forum on Feb. 23 in Seattle


SEATTLE — From the Silent Generation to Baby Boomers, from Generation X to Millennials and Generation Z, all of us have a stake in understanding the real story about Social Security. All are invited to a free public forum on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. to learn how expanding Social Security can help stop […]

Complaint: Right-wing group hid ‘right-to-work’ political activity


The following is from the Committee for Transparency in Elections: OLYMPIA (Feb. 19, 2015) — The Committee for Transparency in Elections filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s office Wednesday alleging that the Freedom Foundation failed to report fundraising and expenditures in support of eight local initiatives in 2014. Over the past year, the Freedom Foundation helped write, […]

‘Live on Less:’ Space Needle hands out advice, not raises


The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Feb. 17, 2015) — Just weeks after workers turned to the Seattle City Council in their fight for raises and respect at the Space Needle, the company announced it would offer a webinar on how to “live on less.” The webinar announcement, emailed to Space Needle […]

Fair Trade or BusTour to oppose ‘Fast Track’ on Feb. 17


The debate over undemocratic “Fast Track” trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other pending trade deals is coming to a head right now. Several members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest remain undecided on this critical issue and need to hear from their constituents. To voice opposition to Fast Track and the disastrous impacts […]

Join Ed Murray at Feb. 12 Forum on Transgender Workers’ Issues


All union members and community supporters are invited to attend “Changing Times, Changing Minds: A Forum on Transgender Workers’ Issues” to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave. South in Seattle. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will welcome participants in this discussion on […]

NLRB: Space Needle illegally opposed union


The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Feb. 3, 2015) — A three-member panel of the federal body that monitors U.S. labor law issued a decision and order in favor of Space Needle workers and their union at the end of the day Friday. “I’ve been a line cook at the Space Needle […]


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