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Join #EverybodyOrganize training this Saturday in Tacoma

TACOMA — Tacoma DSA and the Pierce County Central Labor Council are back with another workshop in their #EverybodyOrganize series. This training, a continuation of the “Organizing Under Janus” series that began last year, will be Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tacoma Education Association Conference Room, 3049 S. 36th St., […]

Airline food workers vote by 99.7% to strike

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATAC (June 13, 2019) — Airline food workers who prepare, pack, and deliver food and beverages served onboard Alaska, American, United, and other airlines on flights departing from Sea-Tac International Airport voted by a 99.7 percent majority on Wednesday to strike when released by the National Mediation […]

H-2A farmworkers at King Fuji strike over abusive conditions

MATTAWA, Wash. (June 13, 2019) — Farmworkers here on the H-2A-visa agricultural guestworker program went on strike Wednesday and the walkout continues today due to abusive conditions and retaliation from their employer, King Fuji Farms, according to Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), an independent farmworker union affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. […]

Sea-Tac airline food workers take strike vote

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATAC (June 12, 2019) — Airline food workers represented by UNITE HERE Local 8 at Sea-Tac International Airport who prepare and load the food served on flights departing from the airport will be taking a strike vote throughout the day today. A group of these workers and […]

Laborers at wind farm hearing: Green jobs must be good jobs

The following is from the Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers: CHEHALIS, Wash. (June 12, 2019) — More than 70 members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) attended the Shoreline permit hearing held Tuesday for Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Americas Inc.’s bid on the Skookumchuck wind farm project. With up […]

KUOW 94.9 staff ratifies its first union contract (SAG-AFTRA)

SEATTLE (June 4, 2019) — SAG-AFTRA announced Monday that the bargaining unit at the University of Washington’s KUOW 94.9, Puget Sound Public Radio, has ratified its first-ever union contract, cementing fair minimum salaries and working conditions for public radio professionals. SAG-AFTRA’s Executive Committee and the Seattle Local Board also ratified the contract. The unit, which […]

UW Postdocs reach tentative deal on historic first contract

The following is from UW Postdocs United: SEATTLE (May 31, 2019) — Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of Washington, who voted to join UAW Local 4121 a year ago, reached a tentative agreement last night with UW Administration on a first-ever collective bargaining agreement.  A ratification vote will be held in the next week. “Our […]

UPDATE — Tacoma St. Joseph nurses reach tentative deal

UPDATE (June 4, 2019) — From News Tribune — St. Joseph nurses to consider tentative labor agreement — Nurses represented by Washington State Nurses Association will learn the details Tuesday of a tentative labor agreement with CHI Franciscan’s St. Joseph Medical Center. The talks held Friday — as WSNA nurses and their supporters rallied outside […]

Uber, Lyft drivers caravan in Seattle to demand fair pay

UPDATE from Teamsters Local 117: SEATTLE (May 31, 2019) — Ride hail drivers took their vehicles on a slow procession through Seattle neighborhoods today to call for better working conditions at Uber and Lyft. Drivers ended their caravan at Seattle City Hall where they delivered their demands to City officials for fair pay, a due […]

Grocery workers are taking action for better jobs, lives

Beginning today, workers will leaflet, canvass in Puget Sound-area communities   (May 29, 2019) — The following is from UFCW 21:

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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