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Grocery workers are taking action for better jobs, lives

Beginning today, workers will leaflet, canvass in Puget Sound-area communities   (May 29, 2019) — The following is from UFCW 21:

APA Heritage Month profiles: Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various Asian and Pacific Americans who have worked and/or continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights. Here is their latest:   Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes   Silme Domingo was born in Killeen, Texas, in 1952. His father was a Filipino immigrant […]

Cascade Regional Blood Services workers plan picket May 22

TACOMA — Employees at Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS) in Tacoma, who are represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 8, will be staging an informational picket on Wednesday, May 22. All union members and community supporters are invited and encouraged to join these workers at 220 South I St. on Wednesday […]

A new leadership team is elected at UFCW 21

The following is from UFCW 21: SEATTLE (May 16, 2019) — The members who make up the Board of Directors have elected Faye Guenther as the new President of UFCW 21. Faye became acting President last month after Todd Crosby, the former President, was appointed Organizing Director of UFCW International Union. “We’ve worked with Faye […]

Spokane leaders decry think tank for bringing Walker to town

SPOKANE (May 16, 2019) — The Washington Policy Center, a conservative think tank that refuses to disclose its funders, invited controversial former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be its keynote speaker at the WPC’s “2019 Solutions Summit” held Tuesday at Spokane’s Davenport Hotel. As expected, Walker touted his efforts to take away public employees’ ability […]

Salinas steps aside after 27 years at SEIU6; Javalera takes office

The following is from SEIU6: SEATTLE (May 10, 2019) — After serving for 17 years as president of SEIU6 and more than 27 years total with the organization, Sergio Salinas announced his retirement Thursday. The SEIU6 Executive Board nominated Zenia Javalera to be the next president. Javalera, who was elected Secretary-Treasurer alongside Salinas in December […]

IBU’s Alan Coté has passed away; celebration of his life is May 18

SEATTLE (May 10, 2019) — Alan Coté, past President of the Inlandboatmen’s Union from 2005 to 2017, passed away last month at the age of 61. The IBU would like to invite the labor community to a celebration of Brother Coté’s life from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 in Hall 1 of […]

Darigold Dozen workers recover back wages, declare victory

The following is from the United Farm Workers: PASCO (May 9, 2019) — We’ve told you about the grueling, decade-long battle dairy workers at a Darigold member dairy have been fighting. We want to share fantastic breaking news with you. A settlement has been signed between the Darigold Dozen, the United Farm Workers and Ruby […]

New report: Uber and Lyft take more, pay drivers less

The following is from the App-Based Drivers Association: SEATAC (May 9, 2019) – Ride-hail companies Uber and Lyft are pocketing an increasing share from what passengers pay while drivers are earning less, according to a new report by the App-Based Drivers Association. The study – based on analysis of company financial reports, combined with never before […]

Support nurses May 9 in Spokane, Richland

Nurses and Community Picket/Rallies from 2-5 p.m. at Sacred Heart, Kadlec    The nurses at Providence Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane have our backs. They’d do anything to save more lives and heal more people. But now these nurses are fighting to keep themselves and their […]


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