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Workers Memorial Day, Fast Track angst, our everyday heroes…


Tuesday, April 28, 2015   WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY   ► From AFL-CIO Now — Honor the dead, fight for the living — Today, on Workers Memorial Day, working Americans are gathering to commemorate those who have lost their lives due to workplace-induced illnesses and injuries and to demand stronger safety protections on the job. ALSO […]

Workers Memorial Day events honor fallen


(April 24, 2015) — Across Washington state, Workers Memorial Day commemorations are under way to honor and remember those who were hurt or killed on the job, and to renew the fight for safer workplaces. In Everett, Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson spoke Wednesday at the Snohomish County Labor Council’s annual commemoration. “Each […]

UW Academic Student Employees OK strike


The following is from UAW 4121: SEATTLE (April 23, 2015) — With historically large turnout, a majority of all 4,000 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) at the University of Washington have voted to authorize the union’s bargaining committee to call a strike if circumstances justify. Out of 2,258 total votes cast, 90% voted YES to authorizing. […]

Turn in peanut butter to PCCLC by May 13


The following is from the Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO: TACOMA (April 22, 2015) — Last year, members of union locals affiliated with the Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO donated and delivered 5,512 jars of peanut butter —  almost 4 ½ tons! As phenomenal as that was, every jar was gone from the […]

Puget Sound Labor Agency needs your help


The following is from the Board of Directors of the Puget Sound Labor Agency, AFL-CIO: SEATTLE (April 21, 2015) — After 40 years of service to the community, and to union families in particular, the doors of the Puget Sound Labor Agency may soon close. Since 1975 the PSLA and its volunteers have been building […]

‘Rent Is Out of Control’ town hall Thursday in Seattle


SEATTLE — The M.L. King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO is urging all area union members and community supporters to attend “Rent Is Out of Control,” an important Affordable Housing Town Hall on Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 600 4th Ave., to share their unaffordable housing stories, to […]

UW’s ‘threatening’ letter backfires, mobilizes student employees


The following is from UAW Local 4121: SEATTLE (April 20, 2015) — This morning at 11 a.m., Academic Student Employees (ASEs) will be visiting the office of University of Washington Dean David Eaton to deliver their response to a letter disseminated by university officials last week calculated to intimidate ASEs from participating in union protests. […]

Help deliver message Saturday that ‘Public Service Matters’


Our friends, neighbors, family members — and customers — who work for the largest employer in the state haven’t had a general wage increase in seven years. That’s bad for their families and bad for the economy. They are the people who work for the State of Washington, proudly providing the quality public services that […]

Thousands rally across state calling to end poverty wages


21 arrested in Seattle for civil disobedience, including WSLC’s Jeff Johnson   SEATTLE (April 16, 2015) — United under the call, “$15 is just the beginning — Inequality ends with us,” thousands of fast food workers, homecare workers, retail workers, immigrant workers, drivers, adjunct professors, students, union members and community supporters across Washington state marched […]

UW student employees will protest Friday amid strike vote


SEATTLE (April 16, 2015) — More than 4,000 Academic Student Employees (ASEs) at the University of Washington started voting Monday on whether to authorize their union bargaining committee to call a strike if circumstances warrant. On Friday, April 17, the day fees and tuition are due, union members will stage a protest at Schmitz Hall on […]


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