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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 […]

Snohomish County high school students introduced to trades

EVERETT (May 22, 2018) — Everett Public Schools recently partnered with the Snohomish County Labor Council (SCLC) to host an all-day Trade UP event at Cascade High School to introduce students, career specialists, and counselors to regional careers that are in high demand, specifically careers in the trades. More than 350 students from Cascade, Everett and […]

OWLS plans picket May 22 outside Janus event in Bellevue

The following is from Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity: BELLEVUE, Wash. — On Tuesday, May 22, Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS) will hold a labor-community informational picket to “Shame the Freeloader,” Mark Janus, who is a featured speaker of the Washington Policy Center at their “Solutions Summit.” The picket is from 7 to 8:30 a.m., at the […]

Academic student employees at UW conduct one-day strike

UPDATE (May 16, 2018) — The one-day strike by Academic Student Employees (ASEs) represented by UAW Local 4121 at University of Washington ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. The union has “plans to continue escalating until an agreement is reached.” In the meantime, here are some more photos from the strike by Jonathan Rosenblem. […]

DESC workers win investments to address Seattle homelessness

The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: SEATTLE (May 15, 2018) — SEIU Healthcare 1199NW union members from Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) in Seattle helped win an estimated $48 million in revenue for homelessness services Monday, putting significant and much needed financial resource to address the homelessness crisis in our city. The Seattle City […]

Despite ruling, for-hire drivers vow to keep pushing for rights

The following is from Teamsters Local 117: SEATTLE (May 14, 2018) — Drivers in Seattle’s for-hire industry expressed frustration at Friday’s ruling by the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that partially reverses a lower court’s decision to uphold Seattle’s collective bargaining law. “Drivers are deeply disappointed with this decision, which continues to delay our […]

It’s official: Univ. of Washington Postdocs vote to join UAW

The following was distributed today by UAW Local 4121: SEATTLE (May 11, 2018) — After a two-week vote, University of Washington Postdoctoral Researchers formalized their decision to form a union with a majority of all (1,110) UW Postdocs voting yes, and 89% of Postdocs who voted unchallenged choosing to be represented by UW Postdocs United […]

UW School of Dentistry staff demands budget accountability

The following is from SEIU Local 925: SEATTLE (May 11, 2018) — SEIU 925 union members and faculty on Wednesday urged the University of Washington Board of Regents to institute transparency and accountability at the state’s only dental school. The UW School of Dentistry, facing a $42 million deficit due to mismanagement, recently terminated dozens […]

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