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If you aren’t regularly checking The Stand’s calendar of labor events around Washington state, you are missing out on informative forums and exciting opportunities to show solidarity with other union members around Washington state.

Here are some of the November events listed:

EOI Benefit Dinner — “Straight Shuffle,” a dinner to benefit the Economic Opportunity Institute will be held WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9 starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S. in Seattle. In today’s economy, when the deck is stacked against working families, EOI is dedicated to changing the rules to ensure the middle class gets a straight shuffle, not a crooked deal. Support EOI by attending this benefit dinner. Learn more.

Port of Seattle Rally for Good Jobs — Port of Seattle workers are planning a rally from 5:30 to 7 p.m. THURSDAY, NOV. 10 outside the Bell Harbor Conference Center at Seattle’s Pier 66. Inside, a $1,750-a-table awards banquet honoring Port executives will be under way. Workers weren’t invited so they will have their own awards banquet outside. See the event flier.

Everett USPS closure meeting — The U.S. Postal Service is holding “public input meetings” on proposals to close and/or consolidate mail processing plants all across the country. This is a dramatic, inappropriate, and unnecessary reduction of service! Please attend the USPS meeting regarding the closing of the Everett mail processing plant THURSDAY, NOV. 10 at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at the PUD Building on 2320 California St. in Everett. Learn more.

“Getting Our Economy Back on Track” Forum — Labor, community, small business and faith communities are sponsoring “Getting Our Economy Back on Track: A Forum on Job Creation, Public Revenue and An Economy That Works for the 99%” from 1 to 3 p.m. on MONDAY, NOV. 14 at the Machinists 751 Union Hall, 9125 15th Pl. South in Seattle. The forum will explore how to create jobs, stop cuts in public services and economic infrastructure, and demand that big corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share to fix the economy. Learn more.

Folklife Benefit Concert — A benefit concert for Northwest Folklife will be held at the Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on MONDAY, NOV. 14. Donations will be accepted at the door. The concert will feature the Seattle Labor Chorus, the folk trio Bold Horizon, the hip-hop ensemble Dirty Scientifics, and a very special guest artist we may not name until you get there! For more info, call Sarah Laslett at 206-934-5382.

WSLC Holiday Luncheon — The Washington State Labor Council will host its annual Holiday Luncheon at the Catholic Seamen’s Club on WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 with cocktails at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. This event celebrates the beginning of the holiday season and the conclusion of the 2011 elections. As always, great raffle prizes will be available. If your organization would like to donate a raffle prize, call Jan Hays at 206-281-8901. Please make plans to attend this luncheon and bring your union co-workers and staff. Everyone is welcome! RSVP to the Catholic Seamen’s Club’s Martin Pommerenke at 206-441-4773.

Tacoma USPS closure meeting — The U.S. Postal Service is holding “public input meetings” on proposals to close and/or consolidate mail processing plants all across the country. This is a dramatic, inappropriate, and unnecessary reduction of service! Please attend the USPS meeting regarding the closing of the Tacoma mail processing plant on THURSDAY, NOV. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. Learn more.

Olympia USPS closure meeting — The U.S. Postal Service is holding “public input meetings” on proposals to close and/or consolidate mail processing plants all across the country. This is a dramatic, inappropriate, and unnecessary reduction of service! Please attend the USPS meeting regarding the closing of the Olympia mail processing plant on FRIDAY, NOV. 18 at 6 p.m. at Phoenix Inn Suites, 415 Capitol Way N., Olympia. Learn more.

APALA Workers Hearing — The Seattle chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) invites you to the Asian and Pacific Islander Workers Hearing on SATURDAY, NOV. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Asian Counseling & Referral Services Gym, 3639 M.L.K. Way S. in Seattle. The hearing will raise awareness about challenges facing Asian Pacific Islander workers as they organize and advocate on their own behalf in this weak economy. Download the event flier or, for more info, contact Tracy Lai at talyce.lai@gmail.com or 206-919-1261.

Social Security forum at UW — “The Threat to Social Security: An issue for All Generations,” a free and open forum featuring NOW President Terry Hall, U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott and former King Co. Executive Ron Sims, will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. MONDAY, NOV. 21 at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall, Room 210. See the event flier.


There are more events posted on our calendar. Check them out!

If your labor organization has an event you would like publicized on The Stand’s calendar, send us an email and give us the details.

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