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A new leadership team is elected at UFCW 21

The following is from UFCW 21: SEATTLE (May 16, 2019) — The members who make up the Board of Directors have elected Faye Guenther as the new President of UFCW 21. Faye became acting President last month after Todd Crosby, the former President, was appointed Organizing Director of UFCW International Union. “We’ve worked with Faye […]

Spokane leaders decry think tank for bringing Walker to town

SPOKANE (May 16, 2019) — The Washington Policy Center, a conservative think tank that refuses to disclose its funders, invited controversial former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be its keynote speaker at the WPC’s “2019 Solutions Summit” held Tuesday at Spokane’s Davenport Hotel. As expected, Walker touted his efforts to take away public employees’ ability […]

Salinas steps aside after 27 years at SEIU6; Javalera takes office

The following is from SEIU6: SEATTLE (May 10, 2019) — After serving for 17 years as president of SEIU6 and more than 27 years total with the organization, Sergio Salinas announced his retirement Thursday. The SEIU6 Executive Board nominated Zenia Javalera to be the next president. Javalera, who was elected Secretary-Treasurer alongside Salinas in December […]

IBU’s Alan Coté has passed away; celebration of his life is May 18

SEATTLE (May 10, 2019) — Alan Coté, past President of the Inlandboatmen’s Union from 2005 to 2017, passed away last month at the age of 61. The IBU would like to invite the labor community to a celebration of Brother Coté’s life from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 in Hall 1 of […]

Darigold Dozen workers recover back wages, declare victory

The following is from the United Farm Workers: PASCO (May 9, 2019) — We’ve told you about the grueling, decade-long battle dairy workers at a Darigold member dairy have been fighting. We want to share fantastic breaking news with you. A settlement has been signed between the Darigold Dozen, the United Farm Workers and Ruby […]

New report: Uber and Lyft take more, pay drivers less

The following is from the App-Based Drivers Association: SEATAC (May 9, 2019) – Ride-hail companies Uber and Lyft are pocketing an increasing share from what passengers pay while drivers are earning less, according to a new report by the App-Based Drivers Association. The study – based on analysis of company financial reports, combined with never before […]

Support nurses May 9 in Spokane, Richland

Nurses and Community Picket/Rallies from 2-5 p.m. at Sacred Heart, Kadlec    The nurses at Providence Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane have our backs. They’d do anything to save more lives and heal more people. But now these nurses are fighting to keep themselves and their […]

Teamsters at Supervalu warehouse in Tacoma rally, picket

 ► UPDATE (May 3, 2019) — On Thursday, more than 100 Teamster warehouse workers and drivers employed at UNFI’s Supervalu distribution center in Tacoma walked off the job and picketed to protest UNFI’s refusal to honor its contract with the Teamsters when the company relocates operations to Centralia later this year. (In this video, […]

Support Amazon’s security staff on May Day

SEATTLE — Once again, union members and supporters of immigrant rights will be marching Wednesday in Seattle at the 20th Annual May Day March & Rally, which begins at 1 p.m. at Seattle’s Judkins Park, 2150 S. Norman St. (Get details at the Facebook event page.) But union members and community supporters are also encouraged […]

Services for Jacquie Jones-Walsh will be Saturday in Seattle

SEATTLE — Funeral services for Washington State Labor Council Vice President Jacquie Jones-Walsh, a longtime member of the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) and State President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Greater Glory Ministries, 6419 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. in […]

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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