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Join RNs at community rally for health care Monday in Yakima


YAKIMA — All union members and community supporters in the Yakima Valley are invited to attend “Caring for Our Community: Rally for Health Care” hosted by the RNs at Yakima Regional Medical Center and the Washington State Nurses Association. It will be Monday, July 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Milroy Park, 1520 W. […]

March celebrates historic progress at Sakuma


Although treatment of Familias Unidas supporters raises concerns   The following is from Familias Unidas por la Justicia: BELLINGHAM (July 14, 2016) — Farmworker union members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) marched to the Sakuma Berry Processing plant Monday in what has now become an annual tradition. This year there was a celebratory […]

Carpenters, Operating Engineers rejoin WA State Building Trades


The following is from the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council: SEATTLE (July 14, 2016) — Effective August 1, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 and Local 612 will re-affiliate with the Washington State Building Trades Council. This historic decision will bring nearly 24,000 union carpenters […]

Teamsters Local 117 announces tentative deal with Darigold


The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA (July 14, 2016) — Teamsters Local 117 has achieved a fully-recommended tentative agreement with Darigold over a contract involving 220 dairy workers and lab technicians employed at the company’s processing plants in Seattle and Issaquah. The union and the company reached the agreement late Tuesday night at […]

Hanford tank farm work halted by unions over safety concerns


RICHLAND (July 12, 2016) — The Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council on Monday issued a stop-work order at the Hanford tank farms until workers are supplied with air respirators to protect them from toxic chemical vapors. Currently, the protective gear is required only on work around the older single-walled tanks, but the HAMTC coalition of […]

Glaziers’ strike slows construction in Seattle, Everett, elsewhere


SEATTLE (July 12, 2016) — Some 700 glaziers are on strike against the 13 contractors that comprise the Western Washington Glass Contractors Multi-Employer Group. The collective bargaining agreement for International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 5’s Glaziers Local 188 expired June 30 after members rejected the employers’ final offer over over wages, […]

Darigold workers OK strike amid contentious contract talks


The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA (July 11, 2016) — Darigold production workers and lab technicians at the company’s Seattle and Issaquah milk processing plants voted overwhelmingly to strike on Saturday. The results of the vote were 159 in favor of a strike to 1 opposed.  Voting took place at three meetings throughout […]

Darigold on brink of another labor dispute; strike vote July 9


The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA (July 5, 2016) — Darigold production workers and lab technicians at the company’s Seattle and Issaquah milk processing plants left federal mediation on June 30 on the brink of a labor dispute. The 220 Teamsters voted unanimously, 159-0, to authorize a strike shortly before their contract expired […]

Lockout to end as Machinists approve new Triumph contract


The following is from Machinists Union District Lodge 751: SPOKANE (June 23, 2016) — Machinists Union members who work at Triumph Composite Systems have accepted the company’s offer on a four-year contract and will return to work on Monday. Union members voted by 82 percent to accept the offer, which ends a lockout at the […]

Join MultiCare Tacoma General nurses at June 27 picket, rally


TACOMA (June 22, 2016) — For months, nurses at Multicare Tacoma General Hospital have been fighting to improve patient care and nurse safety through the Washington State Nurses Association’s “Patients Before Profits” campaign. With contract negotiations set to begin, it’s time to show these nurses that the community supports and appreciates their efforts. All Tacoma […]




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