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‘The Right to Unite’ screening, discussion Wednesday in Seattle

SEATTLE — Powerful corporate interests have spent decades working to reshape the Supreme Court and bring cases that would reinforce and deepen inequality rather than remedy it. These special interests that brought Harris v. Quinn and Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association are not finished, and will continue to dismantle workers’ rights and protections. The fight over the Supreme Court nomination comes at a critical time in the history of the court, the law, and our nation with far-reaching consequences for all Americans.

right-to-uniteThe Right to Unite is a film that highlights the importance of unions and the court’s impact on workers’ rights through the stories of two home healthcare workers. The Alliance for Justice invites all union members and community supporters to attend the film’s Seattle premiere on Wednesday, April 13, with a reception at 6 p.m. and a program starting at 6:30 p.m., at SEIU Local 775 at 215 Columbia St. in downtown Seattle.

Following the film will be a discussion featuring a distinguished panel of speakers regarding the current nomination fight and the future of the Supreme Court. The panel will include:

Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice

Bob Hasegawa, State Senator, 11th LD

Joe Kendo, Government Affairs Director, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Robert Lavitt, Partner, Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP

Karen Strickland, President, American Federation of Teachers

This event is co-sponsored by Schwerin, Campbell, Barnard, Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP; Terrell | Marshall Law Group PLLC; Frank, Freed, Subit & Thomas LLP; the University of Washington School of Law Center for Public Service Law; the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; AFT Seattle Community Colleges; and American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

Please make plans to attend this important event on April 13 in Seattle.

Here is a trailer for The Right to Unite:


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