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Lockout to end as Machinists approve new Triumph contract


The following is from Machinists Union District Lodge 751: SPOKANE (June 23, 2016) — Machinists Union members who work at Triumph Composite Systems have accepted the company’s offer on a four-year contract and will return to work on Monday. Union members voted by 82 percent to accept the offer, which ends a lockout at the […]

Join MultiCare Tacoma General nurses at June 27 picket, rally


TACOMA (June 22, 2016) — For months, nurses at Multicare Tacoma General Hospital have been fighting to improve patient care and nurse safety through the Washington State Nurses Association’s “Patients Before Profits” campaign. With contract negotiations set to begin, it’s time to show these nurses that the community supports and appreciates their efforts. All Tacoma […]

Full council will hear measure on ‘Uberization’ of broadcast news


UPDATE (June 24, 2016) — Following the 3-0 committee vote June 22 to defend quality broadcast news, sponsoring Seattle City Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Lisa Herbold, along with a coalition of community and labor members, will bring the broadcast media resolution to the full Seattle City Council at its meeting on Monday, June 27 at […]

IAM announces tentative deal with Triumph in Spokane


UPDATE (June 17, 2016) — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 posted the following today: SPOKANE — Negotiators from the Machinists Union and Triumph Composite Systems have reached a tentative agreement that could end the five-week-long labor dispute at the aerospace manufacturing plant. Union members who work at the plant will vote on the proposed four-year […]

Green River College president resigns, healing process begins


AUBURN (June 17, 2016) — After facing three no-confidence votes, years of protests and a three-day Unfair Labor Practice strike by faculty in May, Green River College President Eileen Ely resigned effective immediately Thursday night at the meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees. Before last month’s strike, AFT Washington President Karen Strickland released a […]

Seattle City Council supports Social Security expansion


UPDATE (June 14, 2016) — The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved the resolution to expand Social Security and Medicare to address the growing crisis of financial insecurity among seniors (and future seniors). Learn more at The following is from the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA): SEATTLE — On Monday, June […]

Sakuma berry pickers walk over low pay, get a raise


UPDATE from Skagit Valley Herald (June 11, 2016) — Sakuma Bros. Farms gives farmworkers rate increase — Sakuma Bros. Farms increased farmworkers’ per-pound rates for strawberries after Thursday’s walkout, but some workers are calling for more. Workers are now earning 28 cents per pound — a 4-cent raise. But according to a news release from […]

Justice for Janitors rally June 17 in Seattle


(June 9, 2016) — Puget Sound-area building owners and property managers are enjoying the booming office market, ranked one of the best in the nation. But their growing profit margins in a $3.2 billion rental income market are being made on the backs of their buildings’ janitors. As SEIU 6 struggles to negotiate a fair […]

Rally June 10 as Triumph lockout hits 1 month


SPOKANE –Union members and community supporters from around the state will be traveling to Spokane on Friday, June 10 for a One Equal Team rally alongside the locked-out employees of Triumph Composite Systems to mark the one-month anniversary of the labor dispute. The rally will be Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. on the west […]

Sisters in the Building Trades support their Sisters in Nigeria


(June 8, 2016) — The following is from the Sisters in Building Trades: Our Sisters on the other side of the globe need our help and support to connect to their Sisters in the Building Trades, and further their work. Negucci Women In Construction & Technology in Abuja, Nigeria is a nonprofit teaching women and […]




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