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Swedish-Providence nurses call for better staffing, care, jobs

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The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: SEATTLE (July 2, 2015) — Swedish-Providence nurses and healthcare workers walked the picket line Wednesday to call for better staffing, better care, and better jobs. The 7,000 nurses and healthcare workers, united in SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, picketed several Swedish-Providence campuses to call on Swedish-Providence, which made $110 million […]

Farmworkers walk off job again; call Sakuma to urge negotiations

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UPDATE (10 a.m. July 2, 2015) — “Workers have another work stoppage this morning,” reads the Familias Unidas por la Justicia Union’s Facebook page. “They were trying to negotiate a fair price for blueberries with supervisors but no agreement was reached.” FUJ is now urging all supporters to call Sakuma HQ at 360-757-6611 and tell […]

Caregivers win new contract at PeaceHealth in Bellingham

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The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: BELLINGHAM (July 1, 2015) — After taking action together in a picket and strike and through a lockout, the 900 caregivers at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center have ratified a first contract that improves standards for jobs and care in Whatcom County.  The caregivers, which include nursing assistants, […]

If Inslee concurs, STEP project will be Hard Rock Spokane

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SPOKANE (July 1, 2015) — The Spokane Tribe’s casino and hotel project, which is supported by the Washington State Labor Council, took another step toward becoming a reality this week as the Tribe announced they have signed a Letter of Intent with Las Vegas-based HRHH IP, LLC to bring the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino […]

Support 7,000 Swedish-Providence nurses

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The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: SEATTLE (June 30, 1015) — Swedish-Providence needs to invest part of its $110 million profit in improving its staffing levels and investing in frontline caregivers in order to ensure patients get the care they deserve, say the nurses and healthcare workers united in SEIU Healthcare 1199NW. Because Swedish-Providence […]

Rally Tuesday to lift Tacoma minimum wage

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TACOMA — Raise Up Tacoma, a group of workers’ advocates, business owners, faith groups and community supporters who support raising the minimum wage in the City of Tacoma, will rally Tuesday, June 30 at 3:30 p.m. at Theater on the Square, 916 Broadway. After the rally, participants will march to the Tacoma Municipal Building to […]

Crosby, Guenther named to lead 45,000-member UFCW Local 21

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The following is from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21: SEATTLE (June 25, 2015) — The Executive Board has appointed Todd Crosby as President and Faye Guenther as Secretary-Treasurer of UFCW 21, effective immediately. Crosby, former Secretary-Treasurer, was appointed by the board to fill the vacancy after the retirement of long-time President Dave Schmitz, […]

Sakuma workers win better deal, but want union contract

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The following is from Latino Advocacy: BURLINGTON, Wash. (June 24, 2015) — Members of the board of the independent farmworker union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, met Tuesday morning with Ryan Sakuma, owner of Sakuma Farms, to negotiate a new pay rate. Farmworkers reported the most recent abuse against them to the union; Sakuma Farms […]

Seattle leaders back raises, fair contract for Space Needle staff

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The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (June 22, 2015) — Space Needle workers and political, labor and community supporters rallied Friday to reject the Space Needle’s recent offer of raises with unacceptable strings attached. The event began with a picket at the base of Space Needle. Workers carried picket signs reading “This […]

Swedish-Providence nurses ready to walk for better care, jobs

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The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: SEATTLE (June 22, 2015) — Swedish-Providence needs to invest part of its $110 million profit in improving its staffing levels and investing in frontline caregivers in order to ensure patients get the care they deserve, say the nurses and healthcare workers united in SEIU Healthcare 1199NW. Unless Swedish-Providence […]

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