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Week of ‘Black Friday’ events slated at every Walmart in state


(Nov. 21, 2014) — During the week of “Black Friday” holiday shopping, OUR Walmart, community supporters and organizations are collectively planning to have an action at each of the 64 Walmart stores in Washington state. These are part of a nationwide series of actions that will showcase how widespread the call for change at Walmart […]

Sea-Tac Airport workers to Alaska Airlines: Stop robbing us


The following is from Working Washington: SEATAC (Nov. 20, 2014) — More than 100 airport workers and community supporters with Working Washington protested Alaska Airlines’ efforts to rob SeaTac of its $15 minimum wage Wednesday, culminating in the rush-hour arrest of four people — including Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant — for engaging in peaceful civil […]

Healthcare workers more united after striking CHI Franciscan


TACOMA (Nov. 19, 2014) — CHI Franciscan should care for Pierce County patients, not Denver executives.  The 1,100 workers who went on strike for better care and better jobs are returning to work today, stronger and more united, and intent on continuing the fight for CHI Franciscan to invest in care and caregivers. CHI Franciscan, […]

1,100 healthcare workers go on strike in Pierce County


TACOMA (Nov. 18, 2014) — Pierce County needs quality, affordable healthcare and good jobs. Today, 1,100 healthcare workers are taking a stand to hold CHI-Franciscan to its responsibility to provide good care and good jobs in the community. The workers, united in SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, delivered notice to CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Tacoma […]

Attend WA Fair Trade Coalition’s fundraiser breakfast on Nov. 19


Every post-election analysis of what the Republican Congress and President Barack Obama could agree upon in 2015 includes the potential passage of trade agreements. That means potential approval of Fast Track authority for trade deals — now being negotiated in secret — to sail through Congress without amendment and the possible passage of the Trans-Pacific […]

Labor, community activism is saving clinics in King County


AUBURN (Nov. 12, 2014) — Last summer, a major budget shortfall at Public Health — Seattle & King County due to declines in state and federal funding threatened to close four of county’s 10 public health clinics. Since then, many have been involved in the struggle to keep these clinics open, including city and county […]

ILWU decries ‘smear campaign’ by West Coast port companies


The following press release is from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union: SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 4, 2014) — On Monday, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents over 70 multinational ocean carriers and maritime companies in contract negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), began a media offensive against the ILWU. PMA’s media […]

On Nov. 14, nation will tell USPS to stop delaying America’s mail


SEATTLE (Nov. 4, 2014) –America’s four postal unions are calling for a National Day of Action on Nov. 14, when members of those unions and their community supporters will send a powerful message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! TAKE A STAND!  In Seattle, […]

Bus drivers, supporters calling for Metro to restore service


The following is from Shop Floor 587: SEATTLE (Oct. 31, 2014) — Bus drivers, mechanics, and other members of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 587, in concert with concerned public organizations, are holding a Halloween Speak Out today to deliver the message: “Hey King County, Stop the Tricks! Restore Our Bus Service!” The protest, which […]

Seattle needs community groups for $15 enforcement, report says


SEATTLE (Oct. 27, 2014) — Seattle made history by becoming first city in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum wage, but it will need to strengthen its labor standards enforcement to ensure that workers get the raise due to them — and community groups should play a key role in that effort, according to […]


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