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Swedish nurses, caregivers vote ‘no confidence’ in management

The following is from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: SEATTLE (Dec. 13, 2017) — The union of nurses and caregivers at all Swedish-Providence campuses voted 98% “No Confidence” in Swedish and Providence administration following dozens of complaints about poor staffing, broken supplies, and management racism. The nurses and caregivers announced their vote Tuesday night at a speak-out […]

Thursday forum: Keep Sinclair from downsizing local news

The following is from IATSE Local 600: SEATTLE — Drastic changes to the local television regulations has allowed Sinclair Broadcast Group to own both KOMO and KCPQ. Once it completes the purchase of Tribune Broadcasting’s 40 stations, Sinclair will cover 72 percent of the country, making it the most powerful media company in American history. […]

Pickets continue on final day of Providence caregivers’ strike

The following from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: EVERETT (Dec. 8, 2017) — Some 230 home health and hospice nurses, social workers, and other caregivers stood strong through day two of their unfair labor practice strike on Thursday with large, energetic picket lines and growing support from the community for their campaign to hold Providence Home Health […]

Spokesman-Review press operators stand strong together

New contract proves solidarity works — even in ‘right-to-work’ environment   The following is from Teamsters 117: SPOKANE (Dec. 7, 2017) — There are certain fundamentals to a union contract. In a worker-friendly state like Washington, union security is high on the list. Union security insures that all employees in the bargaining unit pay their fair […]

Providence workers STRIKE!

The following from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: EVERETT (Dec. 6, 2017) — After taking action for more than a year to call on Providence Home Health Care and Hospice of Snohomish County to invest in patient care, the 230 nurses, social workers, chaplains, OTs, PTs, hospice aides, and speech therapists began an Unfair Labor Practice strike […]

Providence Health & Hospice set to strike; rally Dec. 6 in Everett

Support employees by attending Wednesday’s Community Rally in Everett, calling CEO   The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: EVERETT — The nurses and caregivers at Providence Home Health Care and Hospice of Snohomish County are making final preparations for their unfair labor practice strike, which will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The 200 caregivers, […]

Budget Matters 2017 policy summit is Dec. 6 in Seattle

The following is from the Washington State Budget & Policy Center: SEATTLE — Strong communities, healthy families, opportunities to thrive: these are the kinds of things we all want for every Washingtonian. A person’s opportunity to thrive should not be determined by their race, ethnicity, or zip code. Yet statewide data make it clear that economic […]

Petition urges hotels to honor Seattle voters, Initiative 124

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Dec. 4, 2017) — Coinciding with the first anniversary of the Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Ordinance (I-124) being signed into law, UNITE HERE Local 8 launched a petition last week to call attention to the hotel industry’s ongoing attempts to overturn I-124, which was passed […]

First Student school bus drivers strike Wednesday in Seattle

Teamsters 174: Company illegally imposed inferior health plan   The following is from Teamsters Local 174: SEATTLE (Nov. 29, 2017) — In an effort to mitigate any hardship faced by Seattle parents, Teamsters Local 174 announced on Tuesday that there will be a one-day strike today, November 29, 2017, by the group of more than 400 […]

Caregivers notify Providence Health and Hospice of strike

The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: EVERETT (Nov. 27, 2017) — After taking action for more than a year to call on Providence Home Health and Hospice of Snohomish County to invest in patient care, the more than 200 nurses, case managers, chaplains, and other caregivers gave Providence notice Nov. 22 that, unless Providence […]

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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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