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Immigrant, refugee workers demand justice in workplaces

Hundreds of UNITE HERE Local 8 members rally, march in SeaTac as part of union-wide Day of Action   The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATAC (Oct. 20, 2017) — Hundreds of UNITE HERE members in the Seattle area rallied and marched in SeaTac on October 19 despite torrential wind and rain. Across […]

Harborview nurses win contract that protects patient safety

The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: SEATTLE (Oct. 20, 2017) — Through their unity in the hospital and community, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW nurses and healthcare workers at UW Medicine-Harborview Medical Center protected patient safety and advanced Harborview hospital standards when they voted overwhelmingly this week in support of a new two-year contract. “By standing […]

Join UNITE HERE immigration action on Oct. 19 in SeaTac

SEATAC — As part of a larger union-wide Day of Action in 40 cities across the U.S. and Canada, UNITE HERE! Local 8 members and their community supporters will gather at Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd. in SeaTac, for a rally and march on Thursday, Oct. 19. The picnic and rally begins at 4:30 […]

ATU wins battle over bus ads rejected by Spokane Transit

The following is from ATU Local 1015: SPOKANE (Oct. 10, 2017) — In a big victory for Spokane Transit Authority (STA) workers, a federal court recently ruled that the transit agency violated the First Amendment rights of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1015 members working for the agency, by refusing to allow the local’s advertisement to […]

Univ. of Washington’s 1,200 Postdocs file for union election

The following is from UAW Local 4121: SEATTLE (Oct. 5, 2017) — As a result of an ongoing grassroots organizing campaign, a majority of the 1,200 Postdoctoral Researchers (Postdocs) working at the University of Washington have signed authorization cards in support of forming a union, UW Postdocs United/UAW Local 4121 (UWPU/UAW). The cards were filed […]

Tacoma patients decry lack of charity care by CHI Franciscan

The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: TACOMA (Oct. 5, 2017) — One patient was denied charity care because of a CHI Franciscan paperwork error. One patient was struggling with a low credit rating resulting from a $500 bill from CHI Franciscan — which he paid and was given a receipt for.  One patient discontinued […]

Physicians urge MultiCare to avoid staff cuts amid flu season

The following is from the Union of American Physicians and Dentists/AFSCME: TACOMA (Oct. 5, 2017) — Physicians and advanced providers represented by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists are fighting to preserve safe staffing during flu season at MultiCare Health Systems. The company has come to UAPD-represented providers at MHS Legacy Urgent Care Clinics […]

As DeVos visits, counter rally planned Oct. 13 in Bellevue

BELLEVUE — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is coming to the Seattle area next Friday, Oct. 13 to be keynote speaker at a fundraiser for the Washington Policy Center, a conservative corporate-funded think tank that pushes privatization of the public school system, among other things. The Equity in Education Coalition, which includes the Washington State Labor […]

Seattle U., St. Martin’s faculty unite to fight for their rights

The following is from SEIU Local 925: (Sept. 29, 2017) — Contingent, tenured, and tenure-line faculty at Seattle University and Saint Martin’s University announced this week that they will unite and build a strong organization outside the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) process to fight for improvements like fair pay and better working conditions. “While […]

Strike ends, but WPAS owners fire 10 strikers; union files ULPs

The following is from Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU) Local 8: MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (Sept. 28, 2017) — OPEIU Local 8 has reached a Tentative Agreement with Welfare and Pension Administration Services, Inc. (WPAS) that was ratified by the strikers this past Monday. Workers won their fight by keeping seniority rights, sick leave benefits, a […]


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