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Familias Unidas berry pickers ratify historic Sakuma contract

The following statement is from Familias Unidas por la Justicia: BURLINGTON (June 16, 2017) — Members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), an independent and indigenous farm worker union with more than 500 members based in Burlington, Wash., turned out Thursday night to overwhelmingly ratify the collective bargaining agreement with Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm […]

Overlake RNs plan overpass protest June 15 over staffing

The following is from the Washington State Nurses Association: BELLEVUE (June 15, 2017) — Registered nurses at Overlake Hospital represented by the Washington State Nurses Association will be gathering on the I-405 overpass at NE 10th Street in Bellevue TODAY (Thursday, June 15) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. to let the community know about unsafe […]

Labor, allies, academics connect at UW conference on June 22-25

SEATTLE — Issues of social justice, mass incarceration and the politics of race and gender — past and present — will be the focus as hundreds of scholars, teachers, labor activists and artists gather at the University of Washington on June 22-25 for the annual conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA). The […]

Justice for Janitors march this Friday at noon in Seattle

Support SIS employees by joining march to Amazon HQ   The following is from SEIU Local 6: SEATTLE (June 13, 2017) — Justice for Janitors Day celebrates the historic struggle of janitors who clean buildings in major cities and suburbs to achieve social and economic justice through a decades-long labor campaign. This year on Friday, […]

Judge rejects hotel groups’ challenge of Initiative 124

Seattle hotel safety initiative is upheld in its entirety   SEATTLE (June 12, 2017) — King County Superior Court Judge John Erlick ruled Friday in favor of the City of Seattle, UNITE HERE Local 8 and Seattle Protects Women and upheld Initiative 124 in its entirety. The ruling concluded that “the Initiative and Ordinance do […]

Familias Unidas announces tentative deal with Sakuma Bros.

The following statement is from Familias Unidas por la Justicia: BURLINGTON (June 12, 2017) — Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), an independent and indigenous farm worker union with more than 500 members based in Burlington, Wash., is excited to announce that after a long struggle we have reached a tentative agreement with Sakuma Bros […]

Rally against racist anti-Muslim group on June 10 in Seattle

SEATTLE (June 9, 2017) — After the horrific murders of two passengers and the serious injury of a third who attempted to intervene in the assault of two young women of color by a white supremacist on a Portland commuter rail line on May 26, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757 issued a statement vowing […]

Teamsters Local 117 reaches tentative deal with Republic

The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA (June 9, 2017) — Late Wednesday night, Teamsters Local 117 achieved a fully-recommended tentative agreement with Republic Services over a contract involving 120 recycle and yard waste drivers employed at the company’s locations in Bellevue, Seattle, Lynnwood and Kent. The contract proposal is subject to ratification by […]

Republic recycle, yard waste drivers vote to authorize strike

The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA (June 5, 2017) — Teamster recycle and yard waste drivers who work at Republic Services voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike on Sunday. The drivers took the strike vote after a contract update meeting at the Teamsters building in Tukwila. “Our job is the sixth most dangerous […]

Rally against Trumpcare outside Cathy’s Bellevue fundraiser

BELLEVUE (June 1, 2017) — The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office last week confirmed that Trumpcare is a disaster. The bill would eliminate health care coverage for 23 million Americans so that Republicans can give their wealthy backers a $662 billion tax cut. The details are so bad that House Republicans rushed to approve the bill […]

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Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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