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Tentative deal reached at the Space Needle

SEATTLE (March 29, 2017) — The following is a joint statement released Tuesday by Unite Here Local 8 and the Space Needle: Unite Here Local 8 and the Space Needle reached a tentative agreement for a new labor contract. The union’s bargaining committee and the management of the Space Needle have been engaged in contract […]

Providence Home Care workers picket to improve staffing

The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: EVERETT (March 29, 2017) — Providence Home Care and Hospice of Snohomish County nurses and healthcare workers provide compassionate care for our community’s most vulnerable, yet they struggle with heavy caseloads, long on-call hours, and sub-standard wages and benefits. That’s why the more than 200 caregivers picketed and […]

Seattle Labor Chorus Singalong is this Saturday night

The following is from the Seattle Labor Chorus: SEATTLE — Amid cold winds weather-wise and politics-wise, you can cheer yourself up by attending the annual Seattle Labor Chorus Singalong — Saturday evening, March 25 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. You can look forward to the usual spirited community singing with words provided, a silent auction, […]

Rally against WPAS union-busting Wednesday in Seattle

SEATTLE — About 100 employees at Washington Pension Administration Service (WPAS) — members of Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU) Local 8 who administer health, retirement and other benefits for many unions in the Puget Sound region — have been fighting for a fair contract for more than seven months. They’ve worn buttons, signed petitions, and […]

Book launch party March 16 for Rosenblum’s ‘Beyond $15’

SEATTLE — Join author and labor activist Jonathan Rosenblum, Seattle City Councilperson Kshama Sawant, and others in celebrating the release of Rosenblum’s new book, Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement. All are invited to attend this book launch party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at […]

Join AT&T Mobility workers at rally Thursday in Seattle

UPDATE (March 19, 2017) — After a strong showing on March 9, CWA members at AT&T Mobility plan another rally at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 23 outside the AT&T Mobility store in Century Square, 1501 4th Ave. in Seattle. (Download/share the event flier.) See you there! SEATTLE — Union members and community supporters of […]

Saint Martin’s faculty, students walk out over union opposition

UPDATE (Mar. 2, 2017) — In the Olympian — Saint Martin’s University students, faculty hold one-day walkout — About 75 students, faculty members and union supporters rallied Wednesday in the Quad at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. It was part of a day-long walkout organized by members of the SEIU Local 925, which represents the […]

PTE 17’s McGee retires; Nelson named Executive Director

The following is from PTE Local 17: SEATTLE (Feb. 28, 2017) — After 28 years at Professional & Technical Employees (PTE) Local 17, Joe McGee is retiring from his position of Executive Director — a title he’s held for the last 23 years. As the son of a union organizer, McGee was born into the […]

Nabisco 600 Campus Program comes to Seattle on March 3

SEATTLE (Feb. 24, 2017) — In July 2015, Nabisco announced that it would lay off 320 employees, members of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union. In total, Nabisco plans to lay off 600 union sisters and brothers, most of whom are African American and Latino and live in Chicago’s Southside. All union […]

Pajamas, music, dancing, love — and unions

Get discounted Pajama Game tickets; come early to talk about unions   SEATTLE (Feb. 23, 2017) — The Pajama Game is playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Join the Washington State Labor Council, Pacific Northwest Labor History Association and the Labor Archives for a community conversation about organized labor prior to the shows […]

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