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Murdock Trust urged to stop funding extremist groups


VANCOUVER, Wash. (Nov. 24, 2015) — Community members rallied last week outside the MJ Murdock Executive Plaza building, calling on the Murdock Charitable Trust to immediately end all funding for organizations that actively promote discrimination and stand at odds with the Trust’s stated mission of “enriching the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest.” “While […]

Green River College faculty, staff steps up the pressure


Faculty, staff vote ‘no confidence’ in college board, seek new trustees   AUBURN (Nov. 23, 2015) — Union members who work at Green River College last week stepped up their campaign to end the hostile working environment and express their lack of confidence in the community college administration. They decried “a low and grinding morale […]

Walmart workers are hungry for action this Black Friday


(Nov. 20, 2015) — For years, people across Washington state have stood with Walmart workers in their struggle for respect from the largest employer in America. Walmart employees are paid such low wages that many have to skip meals, make sacrifices so that their children can eat, and go to work hungry. Meanwhile, Walmart workers […]

After mistreatment, Cash & Carry workers set Friday union vote


OLYMPIA (Nov. 18, 2015) — Workers at the Cash & Carry wholesale grocer at 1010 Fones Road in Olympia, will be voting for better working conditions, better pay and better benefits on Friday, Nov. 20. “We are taking a stand because we want workplace equality, safer working conditions, a louder voice and a contract,” said […]

Tell T-Mobile: Stop retaliating against workers who speak out


BELLEVUE, Wash. (Nov. 17, 2015) — While working at a T-Mobile US call center, Angela Agganis (pictured at right) filed a sexual harassment complaint against her supervisor. What the company did next was outrageous: T-Mobile threatened to fire Angela if she discussed the situation with her coworkers and then tried to pressure her into signing […]

Exposing Freedom Foundation’s ‘network of hatred, extremism’


(Nov. 13, 2015) — The following video is from the Northwest Accountability Project.   From The Northwest Accountability Project is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization dedicated to educating the public on the issues that enhance the well-being of middle-class families and workers while shining a light on extremism and the moneyed special interests that […]

UW Medical Center nurses need your solidarity TODAY!


Send letters to UW Regents urging them to end anti-union bargaining stance   SEATTLE (Nov. 10, 2015) — Registered nurses at the University of Washington Medical Center need your help. They are struggling to overcome management opposition to achieving something that most other union members take for granted in their contracts: union security. For the […]

Please sign petition to give Seattle’s for-hire drivers a voice


SEATTLE (Nov. 10, 2015) — Many taxi, app-based, and other for-hire drivers in Seattle make below minimum wage and have no rights in their jobs, and when they do raise issues they are quickly silenced or retaliated against with loss of access to the app or dispatcher that enables them to work. A business model […]

‘It’s Our Time!’ See livestream of workers’ day of action Tuesday


The following is from Working Washington: On Tuesday, Nov. 10, workers rise up across the state to say: “It’s Our Time” — and Working Washington will be livestreaming it all day long on their website, It’ll be like a mashup of Keeping up with the Kardashians and Occupy Wall Street. Across the state, workers […]

‘My Mañana Comes’ addresses wages, immigration reform

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Twitter Q&A on Thursday; special forum after Sunday’s matinee   SEATTLE (Nov. 9, 2015) – Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, four busboys angle for shifts, pray for tips, and cling to dreams of life beyond their dingy back-of-house grind. Expertly juggling delicate entrees, fussy customers and beer-swilling line […]


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