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Heck: NO on TPP, time to rethink trade deals


OLYMPIA (Oct. 21, 2016) — U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (D-10th) announced Friday that he intends to vote “no” on the Trans-Pacific Partnership if it is brought up during the lame-duck session of Congress or thereafter until his concerns are addressed regarding the “means and the will” to enforce it and “meaningfully help” needed for America’s […]

Zoom+Care’s cherry-picking, Medicare refusal protested


The following is from the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action: SEATTLE (Oct. 19, 2016) — Supporters of equitable health care rallied Tuesday outside Seattle and Portland Zoom+Care clinics, demanding that the healthcare chain start accepting and caring for Medicare and Medicaid patients and active duty military members and their families covered by Tricare. Zoom+ […]

King County Council supports expanding Social Security

King County Council, Seattle, Washington

(Oct. 18, 2016) — The M.K. King County Council approved a motion Monday supporting the expansion of the Social Security and Medicare programs and benefits and the elimination of the cap on earnings that are subject to the Social Security payroll tax, expressing the intent that these positions be included in King County’s federal legislative […]

Social Justice Film Festival being held Oct. 14-25 in Seattle


By LYNNE DODSON SEATTLE — This Friday, Oct. 14, the Social Justice Film Festival returns to Seattle and runs through Oct. 25. The lineup includes films from around the world, focusing especially on social justice through a racial justice lens. The festival takes on five themes throughout the week: Black Lives Matter; Immigration; Indigenous Rights; […]

2016 Spokane Labor Rally is Wednesday, Oct. 19


SPOKANE — The Spokane Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions will host the 24nd annual Spokane Labor Rally on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana, Spokane Valley. The Labor Rally is an annual tradition for the Spokane-area labor movement where union […]

Seattle University refuses to bargain with faculty union


The following is from SEIU Local 925: SEATTLE (Oct. 3, 2016) — Seattle University announced on Friday its refusal to bargain with the adjunct and contingent faculty union certified by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on September 12. The University also announced its plan to seek court review of the NLRB’s jurisdiction over the […]

November events commemorate centennial of Everett Massacre


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

Delta pilots picket at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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


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


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 […]




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