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With new Darigold complaints, UFW again appeals to Starbucks

The following is from the United Farm Workers: SEATTLE (March 29, 2019) — A week after United Farm Workers (UFW) raised their concerns about labor abuses within the Starbucks supply chain, UFW President Teresa Romero points to Wednesday’s new wage-theft lawsuits as an example of the “endemic nature” of labor law violations at Darigold member […]

Join UNITE HERE 8 on March 29 for discussion on I-124’s future

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE — Please join UNITE HERE Local 8 and Seattle hotel workers for story sharing and a discussion on the future of the Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative (I-124). The event will occur from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 29 at the Seattle […]

Starbucks must hold Darigold accountable for work conditions

Dairy workers, UFW hold vigil outside shareholders’ meeting to seek an end to labor abuses at dairy cooperative’s farms   SEATTLE (March 21, 2019) — The message was loud and clear outside Starbucks’ shareholders meeting: this multi-billion dollar company has a responsibility to its customers and community to prevent labor abuses in its supply chain. […]

Chelsea Mason joins IAM 751 as Legislative & Political Director

The following is form IAM District 751: SEATTLE (March 20, 2019) — Effective March 11, IAM District 751 has hired Chelsea Mason (Orvella) to serve as Legislative and Political Director. The position became open after Larry Brown was elected to serve as President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Chelsea has an extensive background […]

Join nurses’ informational picket Thursday at Tacoma St. Joe’s

The following is from the WSNA: TACOMA — The Washington State Nurses Association invites all union members and community supporters to join nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma as they conduct an informational picket calling on St. Joe’s to put nurse and patient safety before profits. The picket will be from 8 to […]

Join Embassy Suites employees at their 1st picket line Tuesday

The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE — All union members and community supporters are invited to join hotel workers on the picket line at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Embassy Suites in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, 255 S. King St. The workers at the Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square won union […]

Annual fundraiser for Seattle Labor Chorus is March 16

SEATTLE — The Seattle Labor Chorus is the musical voice of labor in Seattle, comprised of about 40 singers from all walks of life who serve the labor community in song. This Saturday, March 16 is the Seattle Labor Chorus’ annual fundraiser from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood […]

Help Kadlec, Sacred Heart nurses fight for patient safety

Send Providence CEO a message; rally Friday at Kadlec in Richland   The following is from the Washington State Nurses Association: RICHLAND (Mar. 13, 2019) — Nurses at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland and Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane have our backs. They’d do anything to save more lives and heal more people. But […]

Join Farmworker Vigil outside Starbucks meeting on March 20

SEATTLE — The United Farm Workers union has been fighting for fair treatment for dairy workers at Darigold member farms by urging the dairy cooperative and its biggest customers to hold the farms accountable for the health and safety of the workers who supply the milk they profit from. Starbucks, a major Darigold customer, so […]

Native American communities key to building Washington

Tribes, unions and government unite to promote apprenticeship, careers in trades   The following is from the Laborers (LIUNA) Northwest Region: DES MOINES, Wash. (March 8, 2019) — The Washington State Apprenticeship Training Council Tribal Sub-Committee (WSATSC), tribal and labor leaders and government liaisons gathered at the LIUNA Local 242 hall to discuss the importance […]


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