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IAM 751 applauds Boeing plan to add 737 MAX line in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. (Jan. 31, 2023) — The Boeing Co. announced on Monday that, due to strong product demand, it will add a fourth 737 MAX production line for its single-aisle family to existing factory space in Everett, Wash. According to the company, the new line is expected to increase 737 MAX production capacity by 25 […]

Labor Center’s Intro to Workplace Representation will be in March

SEATTLE (Jan. 27, 2023) — Are you a union member looking for ways to address and solve problems at your workplace? Or a new or experienced shop steward looking for a fresh take on supporting your coworkers? Join the Washington Labor Education and Research Center for Building Workplace Power: An Introduction to Workplace Representation. This […]

Strike averted at UW Libraries and Press

With 3 hours until strike, tentative agreement reached in marathon negotiations   The following is from SEIU Local 925: SEATTLE (Jan. 25, 2023) — With three hours left until workers were scheduled to show up at strike lines, union staff at the University of Washington Libraries and Press reached a tentative agreement with the university […]

Teamsters at Trojan Lithograph in Renton authorize strike

Workers vow to fight concession demands after private equity firm buys Renton paper packaging company   The following is from Teamsters Local 117: RENTON, Wash. (Jan. 24, 2023) — Things have radically changed at Trojan Lithograph and not for the better. “We used to be like a family,” recalls Ron Limarzi Jr., an assistant press […]

Washington remains the 3rd most unionized state

Slight drop in state’s union membership last year doesn’t yet reflect historic wave of organizing, says WSLC   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 19, 2023) — Union membership in Washington state declined slightly in 2022, but the state remains the third most unionized in the country, according to the annual estimates released today by the federal Bureau […]

Southwest Washington Labor Awards Feb. 25 in Vancouver

Submit award nominations now for who should be honored by SW Washington and Cowlitz-Wahkiakum CLCs   The following is from the Southwest Washington and the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Councils: VANCOUVER, Wash. (Jan. 18, 2023) — We all know that 2022 was an amazing year for working people in Southwest Washington. We saw headlines about strikes, […]

UW Libraries, Press staff may strike on Jan. 25

After 15 months of bargaining with the university, they’ll begin strike unless they reach a deal   The following is from SEIU 925: SEATTLE (Jan. 13, 2023) — Union staff at the University of Washington Libraries and Press have declared their intention to strike beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25 if a full contract agreement with the […]

Gundert, Fanning are new leaders at Southwest Washington CLC

The following is from the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council (SWWACLC): VANCOUVER, Wash. (Jan. 4, 2023) — Delegates to the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council elected a new President and Executive Board member at the organization’s Dec. 7 meeting. They, along with returning Trustee Theresia Lloyd Seimer, will be sworn in at the CLC’s monthly […]

Former NW Washington CLC president David Warren dies

BELLINGHAM (Jan. 3, 2023) — David Warren, a longtime SEIU member-leader and former president of the Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, died Dec. 27 at his home in Bellingham at the age of 74. NWWCLC President Emeritus Lori Province wrote: “David led this central body for more than 20 years, was the voice of […]

KUOW journalists picket (again) over low-wage proposal

Station management and University of Washington stonewall employees on fair wages   The following is from SAG-AFTRA members who work at KUOW: SEATTLE (Dec. 15, 2022) – The continued refusal of managers to pay anything close to a living wage has forced KUOW’s unionized staff, including the familiar voices that bring you the news, to […]

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