The Stand

Rally Jan. 26 at State Capitol to support fair taxes

$500 million in Washington’s education, childcare funding at risk in lawsuit challenging capital gains tax on super-rich   OLYMPIA — Invest in Washington Now, a movement of educators, working families and everyday Washingtonians advocating for progressive revenue solutions, is holding a rally to show support for the capital gains tax on the super-rich starting at […]

Virtual, in-person events planned all weekend for MLK Day

SEATTLE — For the past couple of years, most events and activities honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the weekend of MLK Day have been held virtually. This year, while some online workshops are still planned to reach the broadest audience possible, many in-person events are scheduled in the days leading up to […]

Solidarity rally with Ostrom workers on Jan. 13

Join mushroom workers, UFW and allies in Sunnyside as they demand respect, recognition   SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — The workers at Ostrom Mushroom Farms in Sunnyside are fighting for fair wages, safe working conditions, and respect on the job. A clear majority of them support joining together with United Farm Workers, but Ostrom management has refused […]

Join UAW 4121 rally on Jan. 11 against privatized UW housing

UPDATED (Jan. 11, 2023) — This rally is also in support of members of Washington State Federation of State Employees Local 1495, whose custodial and maintenance work at existing UW housing could be contracted out. The following is from UAW 4121: SEATTLE — UAW 4121, the union of Academic Student Employees, Postdocs, and Research Scientists/Engineers […]

Sims, Carter make history as WSLC leaders

New president, secretary treasurer sworn in at Washington State Labor Council; first team of Black women to lead an AFL-CIO state federation   TACOMA (Jan. 9, 2023) — April Sims and Cherika Carter made organized labor history on Friday. In front of more than 200 family members, friends, labor leaders and elected officials at Tacoma’s […]

Register for WSLC’s 2023 legislative events

At the State Labor Council’s reception and conference Feb. 2-3 in Olympia, union members will learn about working families’ issues and meet with their legislators   OLYMPIA (Dec. 15, 2022) — After another successful effort in 2022 by Washington’s union movement to support the election of pro-worker candidates, it’s time to make sure working families […]

Election Day: No ballot? You can still vote!

(Nov. 8, 2022) — It’s Election Day! If you haven’t already voted, find that ballot, check which candidates have earned labor’s endorsement, fill it out, and drop it off at a secure election dropbox near you by 8 p.m. tonight. You can also mail it (postage free!), but it needs to be postmarked by today […]

Vote NOW in your family’s best interests

Care about crime and inflation? Support the candidates who are doing something about it — not just stoking fear and anger   By LARRY BROWN (Nov. 7, 2022) — Tomorrow’s the big day. Tuesday is Election Day. That means this week we’ll find out if our government is going to be run by people who […]

IAM members ratify Weyerhaeuser contract

46-day strike ends as union votes to accept improved 4-year deal   GLADSTONE, Ore. (Oct. 28, 2022) — More than 1,100 Weyerhaeuser employees represented by IAMAW District W24, on strike against the nation’s largest forest products company since Sept. 13, have voted to ratify a new four-year contract with the company and end the strike. […]

Join Sen. Murray at workers’ town hall Oct. 20 in Seattle

As ballots go out this week, find out what’s at stake for workers in this election   SEATTLE — MLK Labor and the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO invite all union members to attend the Workers First Economy Town Hall with Senator Patty Murray on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at MLK Labor, 5030 […]

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