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November events commemorate centennial of Everett Massacre

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EVERETT (Sept. 23, 2016) — A number of events are planned to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Everett Massacre and to remember the hundreds of brave workers who sailed from Seattle to Everett on Nov. 5, 1916, to support striking shingle workers and their right to free speech. Five of them never made it […]

Delta pilots to picket Sept. 27 at Sea-Tac over stalled talks

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SEATAC — Delta Air Lines pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Council 54 will be conducting an informational picketing event at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to call on Delta management to conclude negotiations now. Negotiations have been ongoing for more than 19 months; eight months of that time under […]

Jayapal, Walkinshaw to discuss expanding Social Sec., Medicare

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SEATTLE — Ted Marmor, a leading national voice on public healthcare policy, will be joined by both candidates for Congress in Washington’s 7th District — state Rep. Brady Piñero Walkinshaw and state Sen. Pramila Jayapal — at a forum on how the next Congress could expand Social Security and Medicare. The public is invited to […]

History made: Seattle OKs secure scheduling

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SEATTLE (Sept. 20, 2016) — By a unanimous 9-0 vote Monday afternoon, Seattle made labor history once again by passing secure scheduling — the first new labor standard to address weekly work schedules since overtime pay became law in the 1930s. This landmark victory in Seattle is only the beginning in the fight for balanced […]

UW employees picketing Tuesday for fair wage increase, contract

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The following news advisory is from SEIU Local 925: SEATTLE — University of Washington employees have been in negotiations for a new contract all summer, but believe that UW administrators are not bargaining in good faith as promised. WHAT:  Employee pickets WHO: UW employees represented by SEIU 925 and WFSE 1488 WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 20, […]

Sakuma farmworkers vote to join Familias!

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By JEFF JOHNSON (Sept. 13, 2016) — At 4:30 yesterday afternoon the nervous anticipation was so thick you could cut it with a knife, as 150 workers and community members waited in the parking lot of the United Steelworkers Local 12-591 in Mount Vernon for the results of the historic union vote by members of […]

Two years later, Seattle Univ. adjuncts vote: Union YES!

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UPDATE (4:40 p.m., Sept. 9, 2016) — The following is from Washington Faculty Forward: Seattle University adjunct and contingent faculty finally won their union today, when their ballots, cast in 2014, were counted at the Seattle regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). By a vote of 73 Yes to 63 No, non-tenure track faculty at Seattle University elected to […]

Union election set at Sakuma; boycott of Driscoll’s berries ends

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BURLINGTON (Sept. 6, 2016) — Familias Unidas por La Justicia (FUJ) announced Sunday that it had reached agreement with the Sakuma Brothers Farms to conduct a union representation election among its farm workers. The FUJ is therefore calling for an end to the boycott of Sakuma Brothers berries — including those sold as Driscoll’s — […]

Support Tacoma General nurses at BBQ, rally Thursday

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TACOMA –The Washington State Nurses Association invites everyone to attend a free community BBQ at their Rally for Healthcare from 4 to 7 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 8 at Tacoma’s Wright Park, 501 S. “I” St. (on the Division Ave. end of the park). Nurses at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital have been fighting to improve […]

Celebrate Labor Day at union events, picnics

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Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 5 — is a day to recognize and honor the achievements of America’s working people. This year, the annual celebration comes during a critical election cycle. Many of us will spend the day with close family and dear friends at a barbecue, picnic or other community event, including several hosted […]

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