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Grocery workers, UFCW 21 call on Kroger to end BLM ban

Sign petition urging Fred Meyer, QFC to allow Black Lives Matter buttons at work   The following is from UFCW 21: SEATTLE (Sept. 23, 2020) — Puget Sound-area retail and grocery store workers, with the full backing of their union (UFCW 21), launched a campaign on Tuesday calling on Kroger-owned Fred Meyer and QFC to […]

Boeing cuts flight training pilots, will outsource jobs overseas

SPEEA’s Goforth: “I cannot believe Boeing chose this moment to fire their highly experienced training pilots and outsource their work to contractors they don’t even control.”   The following is from the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA/IFPTE 2001): SEATTLE (Sept. 21, 2020) – On Friday Sept. 18, The Boeing Company delivered layoff […]

UFW Foundation steps up for WA’s essential farm workers

Foundation distributing masks, emergency relief funds amid COVID-19   The following is from the UFW Foundation: YAKIMA (Sept. 17, 2020) — Recognizing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on Latinos and field workers across the nation and in Washington state, the UFW Foundation—a nonprofit, 501(c)3 sister organization to the United Farm Workers—has deployed staff in communities […]

Our census is our power. It’s not too late to BE COUNTED!

Make sure that you—and your friends and family in Washington state—participate!   (Sept. 16, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is teaming up with Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County and We Count Washington campaign partners across the state for a Day of Action to ensure everyone who calls Washington state home is counted […]

Drivers Union petition backs fair pay at Uber, Lyft in Seattle

The following is from the Drivers Union: SEATTLE (Sept. 16, 2020) — Uber and Lyft drivers with the Drivers Union delivered a petition Tuesday signed by more than 1,600 drivers calling for fair pay. The petition, which was delivered at a Seattle City Council hearing on Mayor Jenny Durkan’s “Fare Share” Plan, urged councilmembers to […]

Tacoma Paraeducators plan ‘no confidence’ vote amid stalled talks

The following is from the Tacoma Federation of Paraeducators (TFP), AFT Local 461: TACOMA (Sept. 9, 2020) — After months of negotiations, the Tacoma Federation of Paraeducators plan to vote “no confidence” in Tacoma Public Schools’ Superintendent Carla Santorno on Friday if negotiations do not move forward. On June 1, layoffs, transfers and reduction in […]

Grocery workers, UFCW call for reinstatement of hazard pay

 TUMWATER (Sept. 4, 2020) — On Thursday, grocery workers represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 367 held a protests outside Fred Meyer stores in Tumwater and Lacey to call on the CEOs of essential businesses in Washington state and across the country to immediately restore hazard pay. The effort is part of […]

Seattle live event workers rally, seek action to help workforce

‘We’re in a crisis’: Workers describe a dire situation in a shuttered industry   The following is from MLK Labor and IATSE Local 15: SEATTLE (Sept. 2, 2020) — On Tuesday, hundreds of live events workers marched through downtown Seattle, stopping at several venues, and ending at Westlake Park for a rally. The #RedAlert event […]

Déjà vu: Boeing seeks concessions from Machinists indirectly

IAM 751’s Holden urges members to “stand together” as the company floats the idea of mid-contract concessions via politicians and the media.   SEATTLE (Aug. 24, 2020) — As aircraft demand has plummeted amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boeing Co. — already reeling from the extended grounding of its troubled 737 MAX — has slashed […]

Join (or host) an event on Tuesday to Save the Post Office

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, thousands of people will take action across America with one clear message: #SaveThePostOffice! Click here to find an event to attend near you by searching by your zip code. So far in Washington state, there are events planned in Bellingham, Burien, Elma, Everett, Mt. Vernon, Ocean Park, Omak, Quilcene, Richland, Seattle […]

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