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Labor Neighbor walks begin this Saturday

It’s never been more clear that big corporations and wealthy individuals have rigged the system to put their profits before the interests of the rest of us. With the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, the conservative Roberts court has opened the floodgates for the rich, privileged few to buy even more political influence.

Labor Neighbor volunteers leafleted fellow union members early Wednesday morning, June 20 at Vigor Shipyards in Seattle.

It doesn’t have to be this way. They may have the money, but we have the people. And if we get started NOW, explaining to fellow union members what’s at stake in the coming elections and which candidates will put people first, we can prevail.

Labor Neighbor, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots member-to-member political action program, hits its stride this week as union volunteers continue to phone bank in preparation for this weekend’s first neighborhood walks of the Primary Election season. CLICK HERE to make a commitment TODAY to volunteer!

Here’s the schedule for the remainder of June (please indicate which shifts you are available to work):

PHONE BANKS – Unless otherwise noted weeknight shifts are 5:30-8:15 p.m. (5:30 light food, 5:40 training, 6 first dial, 8 last dial, then debrief)

— IBEW Local 191, 2701 Hoyt: Tuesdays and Thursdays

— UFCW Local 21, 1510 N. 18th: Tuesdays and Thursdays

— WSLC/WFSE, 906 S. Columbia: Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus Monday, June 25

— UA Local 598, 1328 Road 28: Tuesdays and Thursdays

— UFCW Local 21, 5030 1st Ave. S.: Mondays and Thursdays 5:30-8:15, plus Fridays 1:30-4:15
— IAM District 751, 9125 15th Pl. S.: Mondays
— IAFF Local 27, 517 2nd Ave. W.: Tuesdays

— IUOE Local 370, 510 S. Elm St.: Monday, June 25 and Thursday, June 28

— IBEW Local 76, 3049 S. 36th: Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus Monday, June 25; and Fridays 1:30 to 4:15

— IAFF Local 452, 2807 NW Fruit Valley Rd: Tuesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 28

WALKS – All shifts are Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (9 training, 9:30 pair up, 12:30 last knock, 1 debrief)

AUBURN (LD 47) – June 23
— IUOE Local 286, 18 E. St. SW

BOTHELL (LD 45) – June 30
— IUOE Local 302, 18701 120th Ave. NE

EVERETT (CD 1) – June 30
Labor Temple, 2800 Lombard

OLYMPIA (LD 35) – June 30
— Staging site TBA

RICHLAND (LD 8) – June 30
— LIUNA Local 348, 2505 Duportail St.

SPOKANE (LD 6) – June 23
— IUOE Local 370, 510 Elm St.

TACOMA (LD 28) – June 23
— IBEW Local 76, 3049 S. 36th

If you have any questions about this schedule or about opportunities to volunteer for Labor Neighbor, contact WSLC Field Mobilization Director Lori Province at or 206-351-2956.


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