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New website offers resources for Working Families Tax Credit

Beginning in 2023, low- and middle-income Washingtonians can save up to $1,200   OLYMPIA (June 29, 2022) — Fourteen years ago, the Washington State Legislature created a Working Families Tax Credit to assist low- to moderate-income Washingtonians, but it wasn’t until last year that legislators approved the funding needed to implement it. Beginning in 2023, […]

Don’t agonize, organize | Unanimous in Bellingham | 787 woes

Monday, June 27, 2022   ABORTION   ► From Vox — In 48 hours of protest, thousands of Americans cry out for abortion rights — Pro-choice activists and reproductive rights supporters have been making their voices heard through mass protests in response to the Supreme Court’s Friday decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, […]

Amid attacks on abortion rights, unions must fight back

We have the tools to transform protests into concrete actions defending bodily autonomy   By SHAUNIE WHEELER JAMES and CHERIKA CARTER (June 27, 2022) — As working people, we must be clear and unwavering; bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom are labor issues that unions must fight to preserve. With the release of the Dobbs opinion, […]

Supreme Court legalizes forced pregnancy | Play God

Friday, June 24, 2022   ABORTION RIGHTS ARE WORKERS’ RIGHTS   ► From the AP — Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s […]

WSLC decries overturning of Roe v. Wade

SEATTLE (June 24, 2022) — The following statement from President Larry Brown and Secretary Treasurer April Sims of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was released today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturns Roe v. Wade: Abortion rights are workers’ rights. The Washington […]

Mushroom workers unite | Bad union busting | Cathy sticks with Trump

Thursday, June 23, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the Yakima H-R — Ostrom Mushroom Farms workers in Sunnyside submit petition seeking fair pay, respect — Ostrom Mushroom Farm workers in Sunnyside delivered a petition to the company Wednesday demanding fair pay and safe working conditions. About 100 workers and community members, including United Farm […]

Show your support for nurses at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Sign petition urging hospital to offer fair pay, safe staffing   SEATTLE (June 23, 2022) — Nurses at Seattle Children’s Hospital represented by the Washington State Nurses Association are struggling to get a new contract that attracts and retains healthcare staff sufficient for quality patient care. Worse, this is happening at a time that the […]

BAM! Building a Movement for social justice

UW’s new paid internship program connects students with local union movement     By AMRINE WHITE (June 22, 2022) — Earlier this month, the University of Washington wrapped up the first year of its new Building a Movement (BAM) internship program with an interactive Know Your Rights Training. The 11 BAM interns taught other undergraduate students […]

Starbucks workers keep winning | Cancel student debt | Profs, Teachers unite

Wednesday, June 22, 2022   STARBUCKS   BREAKING: Marysville, Washington, Starbucks workers win their union election 9-4. This is the 11th unionized store in Starbucks’ home state. — More Perfect Union (@MorePerfectUS) June 21, 2022 ► From the PSBJ — Starbucks to launch ‘Heritage Market’ at 3 Seattle stores ► Via Reddit — Mistreatment at […]

AG: Hanford workers remain protected after court ruling

Legislature has already updated, fixed 2018 Hanford law rejected by the Supreme Court   The following is from the Washington State Office of the Attorney General: OLYMPIA (June 22, 2022) — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against a 2018 Washington law protecting Hanford workers. An updated […]

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