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Support Westin Hotel, Marriott workers June 27 in Seattle

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE — On Wednesday, June 27, Seattle Westin workers will hold a demonstration to launch contract negotiations and join an international campaign to call on Marriott, the world’s biggest and richest hotel company, to provide one job that is enough for hotel workers. Marriott is the largest […]

Breakthrough Domestic Workers Bill of Rights unveiled in Seattle

The following is from Working Washington: SEATTLE (June 22, 2018) — Nannies, house cleaners, and other domestic workers in Seattle are breaking down doors to win higher standards and a voice at work. Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda introduced a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in committee Thursday, which will take domestic workers from invisible to powerful. After […]

Submit proposals now for Dec. apprenticeship conference

TACOMA (June 19, 2018) — The 2018 Pacific NW Apprenticeship Education Conference (PNWAEC) will be Dec. 4-5 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, but NOW is the time to share your union’s innovations, best practices and strategies to support and expand registered apprenticeship across our region and across industries. The conference organizers are encouraging workshop […]

Picketing Snohomish Jail workers haven’t had contract since 2014

After this week’s picket, the County Council voted to impose its final offer   EVERETT (June 14, 2018) — This week they had a practice picket. After three-and-a-half years, if these workers don’t get a fair contract soon, the Snohomish County Jail in downtown Everett may soon get the real thing. The Corrections Support Bargaining […]

Support airport service workers Friday at SeaTac at 12:30 p.m.

SEATAC — Passenger service workers at SeaTac airport are negotiating their first contract since winning $15 and a union under Proposition 1 in 2013. On Friday, June 15, SeaTac service workers will gather to celebrate how worker organizing has transformed SeaTac, to pledge to keep gaining more, and to support unorganized passenger service workers who […]

Discounted Mariners tickets for union members, their families

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners are in first place in their division and playing some exciting baseball. So make plans for your family to join some Union Brothers and Sisters at Safeco Field for the fireworks. Literally. On Friday, July 20 as the M’s face the Chicago White Sox at 7:10 p.m. at Safeco Field, […]

UW academic student employees (UAW 4121) approve contract

But UAW Local 4121 vows the fight is not over on fees   SEATTLE (June 4, 2018) — Academic Student Employees represented by UAW Local 4121 at the University of Washington voted over the weekend to approve a tentative agreement reached late Friday, narrowly averting a strike that had been set to begin on Saturday. The […]

UW ASEs reach tentative deal; strike averted for now

SEATTLE (June 2, 2018) — The following was posted late Friday at the UAW 4121 website: Dear UAW 4121 member, Strike tomorrow averted — tentative agreement on new contract. This evening at a member meeting on Rainier Vista we discussed the terms of the university’s last, best, and final offer, and heard from members who […]

Drivers win! Eastside for Hire backs down on ‘pay to work’

The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA (May 29, 2018) – Sea-Tac Airport taxi and flat-rate drivers celebrated an announcement by airport contractor Eastside For Hire that the company would suspend its Pay-To-Work scheme and rescind the planned terminations of 29 vehicles and their drivers from the airport taxi fleet. Drivers were prepared to […]

Participate in the Labor Archives of WA’s Labor Records Survey

SEATTLE (May 24, 2018) — The Labor Archives of Washington (LAW) at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections invites all labor organization officers and office managers to participate in the Washington State Labor Records Survey, collecting information about the historical records created and kept by your organization and its members. Your organization’s participation will help […]


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