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Join vigil for immigrant justice Thursday at Seattle ICE office

SEATTLE — At the June 30 rally outside SeaTac Federal Prison that drew 10,000-plus demonstrators and at the daily peaceful vigils outside local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices since then, organized labor has been standing alongside many others to demand an end to the terrorizing of immigrant communities and separation of families. This Thursday, […]

New $700 million Seattle Center arena will be union built, run

SEATTLE (Aug. 1, 2018) — The Oak View Group (OVG) and the Seattle Hockey Partners (SHP) announced Tuesday that union contractor Skanska/Hunt will build the $700 million arena at Seattle Center with a Community Workforce Agreement. OVG calls the project the “largest private investment in Pacific Northwest sports and entertainment history.” “This will start a lot of […]

Nurses win: Appeals court rejects ‘break buddies’ at MultiCare

The following is from the Washington State Nurses Association: SEATTLE (July 31, 2018) — After years of battling in the courts over MultiCare’s unsafe use of “break buddies” to cover for nurse rest breaks, the Washington State Nurses Association, together with our members at Tacoma General Hospital, won a big victory on July 23. The United […]

Sea-Tac passenger service workers unite, approve contract

The following is from SEIU Local 6: SEATAC (July 25, 2018) — Passenger service employees of G2 Secure Staff, ABM Aviation, and Huntleigh have voted to unite under one master contract at Sea-Tac International Airport. The group of 800-plus workers includes wheelchair agents, cabin cleaners, sky caps, baggage handlers, ramp agents, and others, unified as […]

Wear Red for Feds, support AFGE at Wednesday rally

SEATTLE — This Wednesday, July 25th, wear Red For Feds and support America’s federal employees by attending an AFGE Rally from noon to 2 p.m. outside the Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave., in downtown Seattle. (Download, print and share the event flier.) Federal workers represented by the American Federation of Government Employees are under […]

Learn lessons from WV teachers’ strike on Tuesday in Seattle

SEATTLE — All union members and community supporters are invited to attend MLK Labor’s “Go Big Or Go Home: Lessons for Washington’s Workers From the West Virginia Educator Strike” featuring WV music teacher and strike leader Nicole McCormick on Tuesday, July 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. […]

LERC seeks Labor Educators, Research Analyst/Grant Writer

SEATTLE (July 2, 2018) — In Washington state, there are more than 40 business schools in our colleges, but there is only one labor education program — the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center (WA-LERC) based at South Seattle College. And thanks to new funding from the State Legislature, WA-LERC is expanding its outreach, […]

‘Families Belong Together:’ Rally Saturday, then actions all week

“Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone.“ Yes, that’s a headline this morning in America. President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending “family separations” at our nation’s southern border hasn’t ended the humanitarian crisis his administration has created. There is still no plan (or funding) for the thousands of children taken from their parents by […]

Janus ruling is ‘a clarion call to organize like never before’

In response to Janus, Washington unions vow to grow stronger, more powerful   (June 28, 2018) — Hundreds of unions members in cities across Washington state rallied Wednesday to demonstrate their solidarity in response to the Supreme Court’s Janus decision that morning, which aims to undermine public employee unions. The union members’ message: not only will […]

One Job Should Be Enough: Support Westin Hotel workers

UPDATE (June 28, 2018)   Hundreds of @UniteHereLocal8 hotel workers are picketing outside the @WestinSeattle for a fair contract! #1job #UniteHere — MLK Labor (@MLKLabor) June 27, 2018   — ► From MyNorthwest — Hotel workers to rally outside Seattle Westin — “Many hotel workers can’t afford to live here, many hotel workers have to […]


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