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Donate to APRI Seattle’s 2018 Turkey Drop on Nov. 12-19

SEATTLE (Nov. 1, 2018) — APRI Seattle, in partnership with the Puget Sound Labor Agency and, will have its annual Operation Turkey Drop to make sure that working families and community members in need can celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with special meals. They are seeking generous donations from union members and organizations to make […]

Budget Matters 2018 conference Nov. 13 to feature Inslee, powell

SEATTLE — Join hundreds of advocates, community leaders, lawmakers, and others the Washington State Budget & Policy Center‘s post-election Budget Matters 2018 Policy Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Seattle Center. The keynote speakers are Gov. Jay Inslee and john a. powell, Director of the Haas Institute for […]

Make a difference Oct. 27 in Kent, Seattle

Labor Neighbor volunteers are needed for walks on behalf of Schrier, Braddock   (Oct. 25, 2018) — Labor Neighbor 2018, the grassroots political education and mobilization program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is it its home stretch now as thousands of union households across Washington state have been visited or phoned to explain […]

Horning Brothers to pay $525K in workers’ sexual harassment case

The following is from the Northwest Justice Project: WENATCHEE (Oct. 19, 2018) — Horning Brothers, LLC, an agricultural business in Quincy, will pay $525,000 to settle claims of sexual harassment after 10 of its female employees were harassed by the company’s foreman. Horning Brothers also agreed to distribute a sexual harassment policy in English and […]

UNITE HERE, Seattle Westin (Marriott) reach tentative deal

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Oct. 16, 2018) — After months of negotiations, including a 19-hour final bargaining session concluding just before 5 a.m. Saturday morning, UNITE HERE Local 8 members at the Westin Seattle have reached a tentative agreement with Marriott, averting a possible strike. Settlement came after major actions […]

Join major rally Oct . 12 outside Westin Seattle

SEATTLE — Hotel workers at the Marriott-owned Westin Seattle have been in negotiations for a new union contract since June and are fighting to make one job enough to live in Seattle, raise their families, and retire with dignity. In September, Westin workers voted by a 98 percent majority to authorize a strike. If they strike, […]

Rally Oct. 8 against U.S. Postal Service privatization

(Oct. 8, 2018) — Today, all four postal unions — the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), American Postal Workers Union (APWU), National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) and National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) — are holding rallies across the country to say NO to privatizing the U.S. Postal Service. All union members and community […]

Verlene Jones Davis passes away at 63; service on Oct. 13

SEATTLE — Washington State Labor Council Vice President and longtime labor/community leader Verlene Jones Davis, 63, passed away on Sept. 22. A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Baptist Church, 7550 Martin Luther King Way South in Seattle. A beloved labor leader, Verlene served as President of the […]

Sea-Tac airport workers call for affordable health care

The following is from SEIU6: SEATAC (Oct. 3, 2018) — Passenger service workers at Sea-Tac International Airport held a press conference Tuesday to call for quality healthcare coverage. The workers who won the first $15 minimum wage in the nation are coming together to assert that too many of them live close to poverty because […]

WA Labor Education & Research Center seeks new Director

The following is from WA LERC: SEATTLE (Oct. 3, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center (WA LERC) at South Seattle College is seeking a new Director. A recent expansion of the Labor Center’s budget makes this an exciting time for this small-but-mighty labor education and research center. WA LERC needs a […]


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