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Join Labor Center for its Grand Re-Opening on Feb. 22-23

AFL-CIO’s Tefere Gebre will keynote ‘The Best is Yet to Come’ conference   By SARAH LASLETT Special to The Stand SEATTLE (Feb. 4, 2019) — With increased public funding, the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at South Seattle College is gearing up to offer more education and research services to unions and workers across […]

Feel the power: LIUNA 242 organizers train for the future

The following is from LIUNA Local 242: DES MOINES, Wash. (Feb. 1, 2019) — This week the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) held a five-day strategic organizing training for more than 50 employees at Laborers’ Local 242. This training will set the stage for future campaigns that will fight for workers’ rights across Washington […]

Get ready for Seattle General Strike week of events Feb. 2-9

SEATTLE (Jan. 29, 2019) — Several events are planned the week of Feb. 2-9 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Seattle General Strike. All union members and community members interested in the history of this strike are invited and encouraged to attend these events. (Download a printable poster listing the events.) The events include: […]

Issaquah schools’ support staff has tentative deal, suspends strike

UPDATE (Jan. 20, 2019) — The memberships of PSE SEIU Local 1948 and SEIU 925 voted on the tentative settlement reached with the district. Both unions voted yes to ratify the agreement: PSE by 91% and SEIU 925 by 87%. ISSAQUAH (Jan. 28, 2019) — The joint strike committee for Public School Employees of Washington/SEIU 1948 […]

‘Stop the Shutdown’ rally Jan. 25 in Spokane

SPOKANE — The Spokane Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO is calling on all union members and community supporters in the Spokane area to join them in sending a clear message to elected officials in Washington, D.C. that this unprecedented federal government shutdown needs to end — NOW! A Stop the Shutdown Rally will be held Friday, […]

Issaquah school support staff sets Jan. 29 strike deadline

ISSAQUAH (Jan. 23, 2019) — The Strike Committees of the Issaquah chapter of Public School Employees of Washington SEIU Local 1948 and SEIU 925 held their first meeting on Jan. 17 to discuss next steps after members authorized a strike vote last week. The joint Strike Committee voted unanimously to set a strike deadline of […]

After two years of talks, ADT workers running out of patience

TACOMA (Jan. 22, 2019) — More than 80 low-voltage electricians who work for ADT Security Services, installing and servicing security systems throughout Western Washington, have been in negotiations for a new contract for nearly two years. Their union, Electrical Workers (IBEW) Locals 46 and 76, remains in mediated negotiations with ADT management to replace the ADT […]

Find out how fixing OT pay rules affects nonprofits Jan. 23

The following is from Working Washington: Washington state could act to restore overtime rights to hundreds of thousands of salaried workers in our state — including thousands who work long hours for low pay at nonprofits. Nonprofit staff, board members, managers, volunteers, and donors are invited to participate in a webinar conversation about nonprofits and restoring […]

Join Skagit Regional nurses as they rally for safe staffing Jan. 22

MOUNT VERNON — After 14 contract bargaining sessions over the past nine months, more than 500 registered nurses at Skagit Regional Health are taking their concerns about nurse staffing and access to quality care to the community they serve. All union members and community supporters of quality health care are invited to join Skagit Regional Health […]

Support staff at Issaquah schools vote to authorize strike

The following is from SEIU 925: ISSAQUAH (Jan. 17, 2019) — Office Professionals from the Issaquah Chapter of Public School Employees of Washington/SEIU Local 1948 and Paraeducators from SEIU Local 925 held a strike vote meeting on Jan. 15. Both unions overwhelming voted “yes” to authorize a strike: 98 percent for PSE and 94 percent for SEIU 925. Issaquah chapters of PSE and SEIU […]


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