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Workers for Alaska Air’s bag vendor vote to join SEIU 6


SEATAC (July 25, 2014) — More than 200 Sea-Tac Airport workers at Bags, Inc., who are contracted by Alaska Air Group to provide wheelchair and other passenger services for Alaska customers, have voted to join SEIU Local 6 to improve their wages and working conditions while lifting up their community. “My co-workers and I voted for […]

IAM 751′s Holden: Boeing CEO’s remarks ‘astounding and sad’


UPDATE — IAM President Tom Buffenbarger is demanding an apology from Boeing CEO Jim McNerney for his “unfunny and unnecessary remarks.” The following is crossposted from the IAM District 751 blog: SEATTLE (July 25, 2013) — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, issued the following statement to union members in response […]

Antioch University Seattle adjuncts vote to join SEIU 925


The following is from Adjuncts and Contingents Together Washington, a project of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 925: SEATTLE — In a resounding victory, Antioch University Seattle adjunct and contingent faculty have voted to form a union, joining a rapidly growing national movement to address the crisis in higher education and the troubling […]

Grocery warehouse workers OK deal; Fred Meyer talks continue


The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA (July 22, 2014) –  Hundreds of Teamsters at three grocery warehouses — Safeway, SuperValu, and Unified Grocers — voted overwhelmingly to ratify their contracts over the weekend. The agreements contain annual wage increases and protections against subcontracting and the rising cost of health care. Voting took place […]

Minimum wage repeal won’t qualify for ballot in Seattle


The following is from Working Washington: SEATTLE (July 16, 2014) — King County Elections has now reviewed well over half of the referendum petitions submitted by Forward Seattle, and their fringe effort to repeal the minimum wage law has come up short. So far, 15,004 of Forward Seattle’s 18,928 petition signatures have been reviewed, and only 11,412 have […]

UFCW Local 21 members celebrate two big contract wins


(July 15, 2014) — Members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21 are celebrating two recently ratified contract victories covering a combined 1,600 employees at Skagit Regional Hospital and Harrison Medical Center. Skagit Regional Hospital: In September 2012, some 900 SRH employees voted to be represented by UFCW Local 21. SRH is a […]

Medical cannabis collective forms union with UFCW Local 367


The following is from UFCW Local 367: PUYALLUP (July 14, 2014) — Dutch Master’s Organic Gardens, Puyallup’s medical cannabis collective serving patients since 2011, took the first step towards joining with the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union Local 367 in a shared commitment to find regulatory solutions for the industry. These Patient Consultants […]

Rally June 11 on Sakuma strike anniversary; make donation


BURLINGTON — This Friday, June 11 is the one-year anniversary of the first strike by farm workers over the wages and working conditions at Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm. As these farm workers continue to face poor treatment and retaliation by their employer, all of their supporters are invited to join them Friday at 10 a.m. […]

UW’s Harborview contract to get new scrutiny from King County


The following is from the Washington Federation of State Employees, Council 28: SEATTLE (July 9, 2014) — King County is reasserting its ownership duties over Harborview Medical Center — and that means the toughest look in more than 40 years at how the University of Washington has run the region’s prime trauma hospital. The UW’s […]

Young Leaders Summit will be July 20-21 in Wenatchee


WENATCHEE — The Young Leaders Summit, sponsored by Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders (WA YELL) and 21 Progress, will be held July 20-21 at the North Central Washington Labor Council, 27 N. Chelan Ave. in Wenatchee, prior to the Washington State Labor Council’s 2014 Convention. With the theme “A Fighting Chance,” this exciting two-day summit […]


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