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Announcing: Workers’ Rights Summits

Labor, community partner on events bringing together workers, neighbors and customers

OLYMPIA, WA (July 3, 2024) — UFCW 367, the Pierce Central Labor Council, and the Thurston-Lewis-Mason Labor Council are collaborating with Tacoma for All and local south Puget Sound communities to put on Workers Rights Summits, creating space for workers and community members to come together and brainstorm policies that will empower working people, and improve workers’ lives.

The Summits will take place over two different sessions. The first, in Olympia, will be held on July 20th; the second, in Tacoma, will convene on July 27th. These events are open to all workers, both those in unions and those not yet organized.

“Members of UFCW Local 367 are coming together with customers, neighbors, and fellow workers to initiate a robust campaign advocating for equitable wages, secure hours, and safe work environments for all employees,” said the union in a promotional communication. “We aim to establish a coalition that will champion a Workers’ Bill of Rights in Tacoma, Olympia, and throughout the surrounding area.”

This campaign is building off the coalition work with Tacoma for All that successfully brought forth a Tenant Bill of Rights ballot initiative in Tacoma last November, winning the strongest renter protections in WA State. Within six months, workers in Olympia won similar protections. That momentum is carrying the work forward to expand on these victories. While the coalition has some ideas for policies to include within a Workers’ Bill of Rights, the summits are intended to ensure the campaign is informed by the needs of working people and responsive to the ideas workers put forth at these two events.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a historic movement. RSVP today: Olympia | Tacoma

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