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Yakima Regional nurses win damages for unpaid work hours

The following is from the Washington State Nurses Association: YAKIMA (Feb. 16, 2018) — In a major victory for home health and hospice nurses, Yakima County Superior Court Judge Blaine Gibson on Wednesday awarded damages of $2.895 million to home care nurses at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center for work done off the clock. The […]

KUOW public radio staff elects to join SAG-AFTRA

The following is from SAG-AFTRA: SEATTLE (Feb. 14, 2018) — On Tuesday, staff at KUOW-FM 94.9, a National Public Radio member station in Seattle, overwhelmingly elected to join SAG-AFTRA, which represents 160,000 members including radio and TV broadcasters and journalists across the country. The new bargaining unit will cover the public media professionals who create […]

As court hears Janus on Feb. 26, join Union Strong rally in Seattle

SEATTLE — On Monday, Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Janus v. AFSCME, a case that aims to take away the freedom of public employees to join together in strong, all-in unions. That day, and on the preceding weekend, union members across the nation will be demonstrating their solidarity in the […]

Danny Glover at Black History Month forums Feb. 18-19

OLYMPIA — The A. Philip Randolph Institute and the Washington Christian Leaders Coalition invite all to join them for the Charles Rolland African American Legislative Day on Monday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washington State Capitol’s Columbia Room. The event will feature a Black History Month forum with actor/activist Danny […]

Student employees seek equity as negotiations open with UW

The following is from UAW 4121: SEATTLE (Feb. 8, 2018) — This afternoon, Academic Student Employees (ASEs) at the University of Washington are presenting contract demands — ratified by more than 2,500 Teaching Assistants (TAs), Research Assistants (RAs), graders, tutors and readers — to the University of Washington administration.  The demands, based on more than […]

Join SEA rallies today for striking bus drivers

As strike nears one week, Seattle teachers plan after-school walkouts in support   SEATTLE (Feb. 7, 2018) — Approximately 400 Seattle school bus drivers represented by Teamsters Local 174 walked off the job in an Unfair Labor Practice strike last Thursday. The strike that is expected to continue until First Student, the contractor hired by the […]

Picket lines hold strong in school bus strike

Seattle school bus drivers vow to strike until ULPs resolved, they get fair contract offer   UPDATE (Feb. 4, 2018) — From the Teamsters Local 174 Facebook page: “Since First Student still has not reached out to return to the negotiating table, the strike will be continuing on Monday, Feb. 5.” SEATTLE (Feb. 2, 2018) — […]

First Student school bus drivers in Seattle will strike on Feb. 1

Teamsters 174 says First Student continues to ignore drivers’ needs, refuses to resolve ULPs   The following is from Teamsters Local 174: SEATTLE (Jan. 31, 2018) — Beginning Thursday morning, Feb. 1, Teamsters Local 174 school bus drivers at First Student in Seattle will be on Unfair Labor Practice strike. The strike by the group […]

I AM 2018: Moment of silence is planned for Feb. 1

Honor the legacy of Memphis sanitation strikers, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.   OLYMPIA — To honor the 50th anniversary of the tragic events that touched off the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike, the Washington Federation of State Employees, AFSCME Council 28 is asking the entire union to join with AFSCME members in Memphis in observing […]

Washington state posts big gains in union membership

With 45,000 more members, Washington rises to 3rd most unionized in U.S.   (Jan. 22, 2018) — An estimated 584,000 Washington state residents belonged to labor unions in 2017, a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows, an increase of 45,000 from the previous year and 84,000 since 2015. National union membership […]


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