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Inauguration Day rallies, women’s marches planned statewide

Citizens alarmed about this past election cycle and the impending presidency of Donald Trump are mobilizing across the nation to express their solidarity and their intent to protect human rights, support one another, and fight for social and economic justice. Following are some of the events planned for this weekend: (Please contact us if we […]

RSVP now for Sunday’s rally in Seattle to save health care

Photo by Joe Mabel (from Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE — If we don’t act now, 30 million Americans could lose their insurance entirely and millions more will face less affordable and less accessible health care. Republican leaders are barreling full speed ahead with their reckless, destructive plan to shred the Affordable Care Act, demolish individual insurance markets and throw our health care system […]

MLK Day, ‘Resist Trump’ rallies, marches planned statewide

(Jan. 9, 2017) — Citizens alarmed about this past election cycle and the impending presidency of Donald Trump are mobilizing across the nation to express their solidarity and their intent to protect human rights, support one another, and fight for social and economic justice — all goals embodied by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  […]

Office space available at historic Seattle Labor Temple

SEATTLE (Jan. 6, 2017) — The historic Seattle Labor Temple has a room vacancy beginning Feb. 1, offering an opportunity for a union organization to gain office and meeting space in downtown Seattle at an affordable price. The available office is 728 square feet and rents for $19 per square foot, a bargain in the […]

Hotel companies file suit to block worker protections in Seattle

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Jan. 3, 2017) — A trio of national, state and local hospitality industry associations filed suit Dec. 19 attacking Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 14.25 known as the Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative. Citizen-led Initiative 124 passed overwhelmingly last month with 77% of ballots cast. […]

Strike vote averted as Tacoma General, WSNA reach deal

UPDATE (Dec 16, 2016) — Today’s coverage from the News Tribune — Strike vote averted as Tacoma General, nurses reach tentative agreement — A strike advisory vote for more than 700 nurses at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, scheduled for Friday, has been canceled. The Washington State Nurses Association said in a news release sent shortly […]

KING5 camera crews ratify contract preserving jobs

The following is from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE): SEATTLE (Dec. 13, 2016) — With newsrooms shrinking around the country, and TV news crews being asked to do far more with far less staff, there was good news for the camera crews at KING5 in Seattle. Last week they finally ratified their […]

WSNA nurses at St. Joe’s score major legal victory on breaks

Nurse rest and meal break lawsuit settlement includes $5 million in back pay   The following is from the Washington State Nurses Association: TACOMA (Dec. 7, 2017) — The Washington State Nurses Association is pleased to announce that we have reached a groundbreaking settlement of our lawsuit concerning meal and rest break violations against Franciscan […]

Seattle Mayor Murray signs I-124 into law to protect hotel workers

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Dec. 5, 2016) — Mayor Ed Murray issued a proclamation on Thursday declaring citizen-led Initiative 124 to be an ordinance of the City of Seattle. Following the endorsement of the Mayor, the City Council, and numerous community organizations, I-124 passed overwhelmingly with 76.59% of the vote […]

Saint Martin’s, Seattle University faculty walk out on Nov. 29

(Nov. 29, 2016) — Faculty, staff and students plan to walk out today at both Seattle University and Saint Martin’s University in Lacey to protest faculty working conditions and the administrations’ decision at both Catholic universities to block faculty from having a voice at work through a union. The protests, organized by Service Employees International […]

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