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Labor Day protesters to Marriott: One job should be enough!

21 arrested as campaign for fair contract escalates at Seattle Westin hotel   The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Sept. 5, 2018) — On Labor Day, hundreds of Marriott hotel workers and their supporters demonstrated in the streets outside of the Westin Seattle and staged a civil disobedience resulting in the arrest […]

On Labor Day, support Westin Hotel workers

In Seattle and across nation, we’ll tell Marriott: One job should be enough!   SEATTLE — There’s no better day to march with workers fighting for a better future than Labor Day! On Monday, Sept. 3, union members and community supporters are urged to show support for some of the hardest working women and men […]

‘Reflecting Back… Marching Forward’

A broad coalition commemorates the 55th anniversary of the March on Washington by recommitting to the struggle for racial and economic justice.   SEATTLE (Aug. 29, 2018) — A statewide coalition of community, labor and faith leaders gathered on Tuesday to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, which featured the Rev. […]

Macy’s workers reject takeaways, plan info pickets this week

(Aug. 27, 2018) — Macy’s employees in the Puget Sound area represented by UFCW Local 21 have rejected — by a 99.5% margin — management’s latest contract offer and are planning informational pickets outside Macy’s stores this week in their fight for a fair contract. The union reports that the rejected contract proposal would have […]

With 93% rejecting contract offer, Longview teachers STRIKE

UPDATE (Aug. 28, 2018) — SEIU Local 925 members who work in the Longview School District have voted to strike in solidarity with Longview teachers. These members — who work as paraeducators and in transportation, nutrition services, custodial crews, maintenance, and other key positions — voted 94% to go on strike. “We stand with our teachers,” […]

Operating Engineers Local 302 on STRIKE in Western Wash.

UPDATE (Aug. 31, 2018) — IUOE 302 reports: “We have met and discussed with many of our dirt, vertical, paving, and crane contractors the new Master Labor Agreement of Western WA (MLAWW) option. We have voted and signed several contractors to this agreement and many more meetings and ratification votes are scheduled. This new agreement is taking […]

Labor leader Frank Jenkins honored with UW fellowship

By JACKSON HOLTZ Special to The Stand SEATTLE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Frank Jenkins Jr. was the grandson of a runaway slave, first son of a Buffalo Soldier, a native Filipino and one of Seattle’s first African-American labor leaders. He worked for nearly half a century as a longshoreman and member of the International Longshore […]

Report: Vulnerable communities face greater climate change risks

The following is from Front and Centered: SEATTLE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Everyone in Washington state will be affected by climate change, but race, income and occupation influences how much risk Washington state residents and workers face from climate-related hazards like wildfires, floods and extreme heat. A new report finds that the state’s most vulnerable […]

Westin workers to host forum on future of hotel work Aug. 21

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE — On June 27, UNITE HERE Local 8 members took to the streets outside the Westin Seattle to declare that “One Job Should Be Enough.” One job should be enough to live in the city where we work. One job should be enough to provide for our […]

Labor Day events planned across the state

UPDATED (Aug. 30, 2018) — To include several more events! Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 3 — is a day to recognize and honor the achievements of America’s working people. This year, the annual celebration comes during a critical election cycle — and amid major attacks on the freedom to join together. Many of us […]


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