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Dammeier vetoes Pierce County hazard pay

County executive refused to hear from grocery workers before killing measure   TACOMA (May 5, 2021) — Grocery workers represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 367 won a significant victory Tuesday when the Pierce County Council approved a $4/hour Hazard Pay Ordinance amid the COVID-19 pandemic that would provide direct assistance to more […]

Sign up to get vaccinated at May 8 clinic

KENT, Wash. — Organized labor’s continuing efforts to make sure COVID-19 vaccines are available to all union members, their families and communities continue this weekend. MLK Labor and the IBEW Local 46 will be hosting a vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the IBEW 46 Hall, 19802 62nd […]

Murray, Shuler join SWWACLC podcast to discuss PRO Act

VANCOUVER, Wash. (May 3, 2021) — If you haven’t yet heard the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council’s podcast “Working to Live in Southwest Washington,” you need to check out their May Day edition featuring U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler discussing the need to pass the Protecting the Right to […]

Strike averted, urgent care docs reach deal with MultiCare

The following is from the UAPD: TACOMA (May 3, 2021) — The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) announced last week that MultiCare Healthcare System agreed to demands by America’s largest union of physicians and dentists to improve workplace conditions at 20 of the healthcare system’s Indigo Urgent Care clinics. UAPD’s new contract reaffirms […]

Bellingham approves hazard pay for city’s grocery workers

The following is from UFCW 21: BELLINGHAM, Wash. (April 28, 2021) — The Bellingham City Council voted 5 to 2 Monday night to mandate $4 per hour hazard pay for frontline workers at large grocery store chains in the city. The ordinance goes into effect in two weeks. It will cover unionized employers, including Kroger-owned […]

Pierce County Council considers hazard pay for grocery workers

TACOMA (April 27, 2021) — The Pierce County Council is considering an ordinance that would grant an additional $4 per hour in hazard pay to grocery store employees of companies with 500 or more employees worldwide who work in incorporated and unincorporated Pierce County for the duration of the governor’s declared COVID-19 pandemic emergency. “These […]

Workers Memorial Day events set for Tuesday, Wednesday

(April 26, 2021) — With the ongoing COVID pandemic, the annual commemorations and observances of Workers Memorial Day to honor and remember those who have suffered workplace fatalities and injuries in the past year have mostly moved to the virtual space. This is happening at a time when the pandemic should be moving workplace safety […]

Urge against faculty, staff cuts at Clark College

The following is from the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council: VANCOUVER (April 26, 2021) — Clark College has announced that it is planning on 5 percent budget cuts, and that these cuts will include faculty and staff. At the same time, the college has received funding and will receive more funding specifically to help education […]

IBEW 46 seeks fairness, respect in NECA talks for master contract

KENT, Wash. (April 23, 2021) — Negotiations are under way between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 46 and the Puget Sound Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) on a new Master Construction contract agreement, which will affect all of the union’s more than 6,200 members in King, Kitsap, Jefferson and […]

Casa Latina staff among wave of non-profits to unionize

SEATTLE (April 21, 2021) — Casa Latina is a vibrant immigrant worker rights organization that empowers low-wage Latino immigrant workers to move from economic insecurity to economic prosperity, and to participate fully in our democracy. The nonprofit social justice organization is an affiliate of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC) and was the first […]



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