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Horning Brothers to pay $525K in workers’ sexual harassment case

The following is from the Northwest Justice Project: WENATCHEE (Oct. 19, 2018) — Horning Brothers, LLC, an agricultural business in Quincy, will pay $525,000 to settle claims of sexual harassment after 10 of its female employees were harassed by the company’s foreman. Horning Brothers also agreed to distribute a sexual harassment policy in English and […]

UNITE HERE, Seattle Westin (Marriott) reach tentative deal

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Oct. 16, 2018) — After months of negotiations, including a 19-hour final bargaining session concluding just before 5 a.m. Saturday morning, UNITE HERE Local 8 members at the Westin Seattle have reached a tentative agreement with Marriott, averting a possible strike. Settlement came after major actions […]

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, […]

Rally Oct. 8 against U.S. Postal Service privatization

(Oct. 8, 2018) — Today, all four postal unions — the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), American Postal Workers Union (APWU), National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) and National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) — are holding rallies across the country to say NO to privatizing the U.S. Postal Service. All union members and community […]

Verlene Jones Davis passes away at 63; service on Oct. 13

SEATTLE — Washington State Labor Council Vice President and longtime labor/community leader Verlene Jones Davis, 63, passed away on Sept. 22. A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Baptist Church, 7550 Martin Luther King Way South in Seattle. A beloved labor leader, Verlene served as President of the […]

Sea-Tac airport workers call for affordable health care

The following is from SEIU6: SEATAC (Oct. 3, 2018) — Passenger service workers at Sea-Tac International Airport held a press conference Tuesday to call for quality healthcare coverage. The workers who won the first $15 minimum wage in the nation are coming together to assert that too many of them live close to poverty because […]

WA Labor Education & Research Center seeks new Director

The following is from WA LERC: SEATTLE (Oct. 3, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center (WA LERC) at South Seattle College is seeking a new Director. A recent expansion of the Labor Center’s budget makes this an exciting time for this small-but-mighty labor education and research center. WA LERC needs a […]

IATSE: Urge Rhino Staging to negotiate with its riggers

The following is from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE): FIFE (Oct. 2, 2018) — Rhino Staging is a massive company that contracts workers for concerts and has taken over the Northwest through unfair labor practices, according to IATSE. Their business model is based on paying workers less than a living wage and […]

WA WORKS film added to lineup for Tacoma Film Festival

TACOMA (Sept. 27, 2018) — This year, WA WORK released a series of short film portraits of workers in Washington state that capture the meaning of work in their lives and the challenges they face in getting through each day safely. One of those films has been picked up by the 2018 Tacoma Film Festival […]

Washington State ARA awards luncheon Oct. 4 in Des Moines

DES MOINES — The Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans will host its 2018 Senior Champion Awards Luncheon and Legislative Conference, featuring special guest speaker Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, on Thursday, Oct. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Laborers 242 Hall, 22323 Pacific Highway South in Des Moines. The WSARA will honor state Rep. […]


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