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Workers Memorial Day events planned throughout the state

Each year on Workers 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. “Workers Memorial Day is a solemn but important time to reflect on the lives lost at worksites throughout Washington state,” said Jeff Johnson, President of […]

UW’s ASEs begin strike vote over sexual harassment issues

The following is from UAW 4121, the union of Academic Student Employees at the University of Washington: SEATTLE (April 20, 2018) — On Monday, more than 100 UW Academic Student Employees packed into contract negotiations with the UW central administration, and determined that it was time to initiate a strike authorization vote among the UAW […]

Eastside for Hire airport taxi drivers protest ‘pay-to-work’

The following is from Teamsters Local 117: SEATAC (April 18, 2018) — More than 200 taxi and flat-rate drivers raised signs of protest at Sea-Tac Airport on Tuesday in a massive effort to stop airport taxi contractor Eastside for Hire from forcing drivers to pay to work. Drivers chanted “stop the pay-to-work scam” and “Eastside […]

Project aims help restaurant workers respect gender identity

The following is from LGBTQ Allyship: SEATTLE — On Thursday, April 19, LGBTQ Allyship is kicking-off their Talk Gender to Me project designed to educate and support Seattle restaurant workers to utilize gender considerate language with co-workers, managers, restaurant owners and customers. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is supporting the Talk Gender to Me Kick-Off and Coastal […]

Support Seattle’s proposed rules to protect hotel workers

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (April 13, 2018) — In November 2016, Seattle voters overwhelmingly approved Initiative 124, the Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative, which includes protections from sexual harassment, assault and workplace injury, and improves access to affordable family healthcare and job security for hotel workers. On April […]

Union security officers, allies to gather amid contract talks

The following is from SEIU Local 6: SEATTLE — Union security officers will gather outside Safeco Plaza at 12:30 p.m. on Friday to publicly celebrate their power to negotiate for fair contracts. Contract negotiations are currently underway for security officers who protect buildings in downtown Seattle and King County. “I protect the Starbucks headquarters. We do […]

Join effort to save UW laundry workers’ jobs

UPDATE (April 10, 2018) — Dozens rallied in support of the University of Washington laundry workers on Monday, and then a group of students took the protest a step further… ► In today’s Seattle Times — Students protest possible closure of UW Medical laundry; 100 jobs at risk — More than a dozen University of Washington students […]

Rally April 14 for tax system that works for all of us

SEATTLE — We haven’t forgotten. In December, Donald Trump and congressional Republicans passed a $1.2 trillion tax cut for multinational corporations and their wealthy donors at the expense of working people across the country. Washingtonians are already familiar with this sad story — our state’s upside-down state tax code forces working families to pay 17 […]

Join UFW’s Cesar Chavez march on Sunday in Sunnyside

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — On Saturday, March 31, Washington state celebrated its first official Cesar Chavez Day. On Sunday, April 8, the United Farm Workers union, which Chavez co-founded with Dolores Huerta, plans its annual march through the streets of Sunnyside to celebrate his life. As always, the UFW will honor his legacy by mobilizing thousands of […]

Teamster airport drivers prevail after long fight, ratify contract

The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA (April 2, 2018) — It’s been long time coming, making this moment especially sweet. Teamster drivers who work for Fleetlogix voted unanimously to ratify a new four-year contract last week. The contract vote ends a year-long battle with the employer, who for months wouldn’t budge from a […]


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