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Puget Sound-area grocery workers ratify new contract


The following joint news release is from United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 21 and 367, and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 38 regarding a contract covering about 30,000 grocery store workers in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. (April 29, 2016) — For the first time in 15 years, grocery store workers […]

WSLC asks Inslee to intervene at Green River College


Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, speaks at Friday’s protest of students, faculty and community leaders at Green River College calling for the firing of college President Eileen Ely. See more photos, see AFT Washington’s website. (April 28, 2016) — Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson has asked Gov. Jay […]

3-day organizer training May 13-15 in Tacoma


TACOMA — The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute trains member activists and staff in basic organizing skills. In partnership with the Washington State Labor Council and the Pierce County Central Labor Council, unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO are invited to send their talented rank-and-file members to attend the institute’s 3-Day Basic Organizing Skills training in Tacoma. It […]

Worker Memorial Day events statewide this week


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. “Each and every day in this country, on average 13 workers die on the job as a result of workplace injuries — women and men […]

Tell MultiCare to put ‘Patients Before Profits’ at Tacoma General


TACOMA (April 20, 2016) — Last weekend, the Washington State Nurses Association launched “Patients Before Profits” TV ads in Tacoma — featuring local unit superhero Renata Bowlden, RN — as part of their campaign to improve patient care and nurse safety with a fair contract at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. Their next bargaining sessions are […]

Familias Unidas leaders return from Sakuma boycott tour


MOUNT VERNON (April 18, 2016) — Leadership of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) and community members met at the Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm processing plant on Friday to celebrate the return of FUJ leaders from a monthlong tour of the West Coast. Members of FUJ are demanding a union contract with Sakuma Brothers Berry […]

Register now for labor history conference in Portland May 20-22


PORTLAND — People interested in Washington, Oregon and Pacific Northwest labor history are encouraged to attend the 2016 Conference of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association to share views on “Labor, Justice, and the Environment: Historical Insights, Alliances, and Challenges.” It will be May 20-22 at the Portland State University Conference Center. Join labor historians, […]

Sunrise-to-sunset May Day march in Yakima


YAKIMA — The May 1st Coalition has come together this year to organize a historic sunrise-to-sunset march from Granger to Yakima. Recreating the historic march of 1986 led by Cesar Chavez advocating for workers’ rights and immigration reform, participants will march from Radio KDNA to Yakima, in segments, stopping in Toppenish and Wapato. (Click image […]

Celebrate A. Philip Randolph’s birthday April 18 in Seattle


SEATTLE — A. Philip Randolph was born on April 15, 1889, and spent a lifetime engaged in the fight for social and economic justice for African Americans and others who were oppressed. The Seattle Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute will celebrate his birthday with some very special guests at its monthly meeting on […]

‘Raise the Alarm’ for workers Thursday in Seattle, statewide


On Thursday, April 14, baristas, grocery store workers, homecare workers, fast food workers, nursing home workers, janitors, adjunct professors, student workers, and other workers will come together across Washington state to raise the alarm on workers rights, poverty wages, and efforts to turn back the clock on progress. And many of them will collect signatures […]



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