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Rally on May 9 in Seattle to reject New Seasons Market

The following is from The Good Jobs Coalition: SEATTLE (May 2, 2018) — On Wednesday, May 9, please join labor, community, faith, and neighborhood groups to rally against union-busting New Seasons Market and its anti-LGBTQ investor, the Murdock Trust. All are invited to attend the Rally to Defend Workers’ Rights and Reject New Seasons Market […]

Judges’ work cut out for them at regional Insulators competition

By JIM HEDEMARK Special to The Stand SPOKANE — “There’s a lot of me in there,” said Megan Gibb, just minutes after the 25th hour of competition ended at the Insulators’ 2018 Union Western Conference Master Apprentice Competition (MAC) last month. “I worked until the last minute, so I really didn’t have any time to stand […]

96% of UW’s Academic Student Employees vote to OK strike

  The following is from UAW 4121: SEATTLE (April 27, 2018) — By a margin of 2,528-102 (96.1%), University of Washington Academic Student Employees (ASEs) have authorized their bargaining committee to call a strike should circumstances justify. The current contract expires on April 30 and ASEs continue pushing for fair compensation and stronger equity measures. […]

Eastside for Hire fires 29 drivers amid ‘pay-to-work’ protests

The following is from Teamsters Local 117: SEATAC (April 27, 2018) — Sea-Tac Airport taxi and flat-rate drivers responded with calls for justice after taxi airport contractor Eastside for Hire announced the termination of 29 drivers from the airport fleet. Drivers received a communication from Eastside of the terminations on Tuesday, April 24. “I don’t […]

Providence urged to keep promises at Kadlec

‘We’re picketing to say our community is done being a low priority.’   The following is from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: RICHLAND (April 26, 2018) — When Providence took over Kadlec Regional Medical Center it pledged to make improvements in the facility, but according to the more than 800 nursing assistants, radiology techs, dietary and housekeeping […]

Join Mosqueda at #LaborWeek events this week in Seattle

The following is from the office of Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda: SEATTLE (April 26, 2018) — Next week, in honor of International Workers’ Day, Seattle Councilmember and former Washington State Labor Council staffer Teresa Mosqueda is honoring her labor roots and bringing the labor movement to City Hall all week long for #LaborWeek! As MayWorks begins […]

Join today’s picket calling on Providence to invest in Kadlec

RICHLAND (April 25, 2018) — Members of SEIU HealthCare 1199NW who work at Kadlec Regional Medical Center are standing up for their patients and community today by conducting an informational picket outside the Richland hospital to call on Providence Health & Services to invest in Kadlec and their Tri-Cities patients. TAKE A STAND — All […]

Univ. of Washington Postdocs’ union election begins this week

SEATTLE (April 23, 2018) — Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of Washington are set to vote to formalize their choice to unionize this month, the culmination of a successful organizing campaign. After lengthy delays due to the university administration’s challenge of the composition of the bargaining unit, the Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) […]

Workers Memorial Day events statewide April 25-28

Each year on Workers Memorial Day, April 28, working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job, and renew our struggle for safe workplaces. “Workers Memorial Day is a solemn but important time to reflect on the lives lost at worksites throughout Washington state,” said Jeff Johnson, President of […]

UW’s ASEs begin strike vote over sexual harassment issues

The following is from UAW 4121, the union of Academic Student Employees at the University of Washington: SEATTLE (April 20, 2018) — On Monday, more than 100 UW Academic Student Employees packed into contract negotiations with the UW central administration, and determined that it was time to initiate a strike authorization vote among the UAW […]


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