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WSNA nurses at St. Joe’s score major victory

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Nurse rest and meal break lawsuit settlement includes $5 million in back pay   The following is from the Washington State Nurses Association: TACOMA (Dec. 7, 2017) — The Washington State Nurses Association is pleased to announce that we have reached a groundbreaking settlement of our lawsuit concerning meal and rest break violations against Franciscan […]

Seattle Mayor Murray signs I-124 into law to protect hotel workers

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The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Dec. 5, 2016) — Mayor Ed Murray issued a proclamation on Thursday declaring citizen-led Initiative 124 to be an ordinance of the City of Seattle. Following the endorsement of the Mayor, the City Council, and numerous community organizations, I-124 passed overwhelmingly with 76.59% of the vote […]

Saint Martin’s, Seattle University faculty walk out on Nov. 29

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(Nov. 29, 2016) — Faculty, staff and students plan to walk out today at both Seattle University and Saint Martin’s University in Lacey to protest faculty working conditions and the administrations’ decision at both Catholic universities to block faculty from having a voice at work through a union. The protests, organized by Service Employees International […]

SeaTac, fast-food workers to join ‘day of disruption’ on Nov. 29

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The following is from the Service Employees International Union: SEATTLE — Strikes by McDonald’s fast-food cooks and cashiers from coast to coast, baggage handlers and cabin cleaners at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Uber drivers in two-dozen cities, hospital workers in Pittsburgh and other fast-food workers, combined with mass civil disobedience by working Americans across the […]

AFT Seattle college faculty walk out for better pay

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UPDATED — Here are some pics from the Nov. 17 walkout (photos by Dan Troccoli, AFT organizer):       SEATTLE (Nov. 17, 2016) — Faculty represented by AFT Seattle 1789 at multiple colleges will take part in a voluntary walkout of their classes today (Thursday, Nov. 17) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at […]

Mercer Island’s New Seasons market gets ‘unwelcomed’

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By TAMMY MORALES For The Stand MERCER ISLAND (Nov. 17, 2016) — Shaking off the painful national election result, more than 100 union grocery workers and community supporters stopped mourning and got back to organizing last week in support of workers at the newly opened New Seasons Market on Mercer Island. New Seasons is an […]

Spokane Tribe breaks ground on $400 million STEP project

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SPOKANE (Nov. 15, 2016) — Last week, fully 10 years after it was first proposed, the Spokane Tribe broke ground on a $400 million casino and hotel complex in Airway Heights. And it did so under a partnership formalized earlier this month between the tribe and Spokane Building Trades Unions that will promote local hiring […]

Join us Friday to celebrate Familias’ victoria!

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SEATTLE — All labor leaders, rank-and-file union members and community activists who have supported efforts to improve farmworkers’ working conditions are invited to join a special celebration of the Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) union victory. This reception, featuring delicious Oaxacan food provided by La Fonda del Itsmo, will be this Friday, Nov. 18 […]

Emerging Leaders Conference set for Dec. 9 to 11 in Seattle

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By KELLY COOGAN-GEHR For The Stand (Nov. 15, 2016) — Labor’s story has as many examples of triumphant solidarity, as it does of internal antagonism, discord, and strife. Mirroring some of society’s most stubborn hierarchies, labor is not exempt from racism, sexism, and even its own sneaky forms of classism (e.g. skilled versus unskilled workers). […]

Fletcher to join SAG-AFTRA forum on racism Nov. 13 in Seattle

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The following is from SAG-AFTRA: SEATTLE — A career in the entertainment or broadcast industry can be unbelievably rewarding. It can also be an incredibly frustrating mix of discrimination and lack of opportunity. That’s why SAG-AFTRA has invited new, experienced, and pre-union members — and all other interested members of the community — to a […]

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