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Join Puget Sound-area grocery workers at banner actions today

For months, bargaining teams representing some 30,000 grocery workers in 12 counties around the Puget Sound area have been working to get a fair contract agreement. These workers — who are our family, friends and neighbors — are seeking wage increases, affordable health care, secure pensions, and investment in training. And this week their three […]

Edgewater Hotel workers vote by 93% to authorize strike

UPDATE (Sept. 16, 2019) — UNITE HERE Local 8 members at the Edgewater Hotel voted to authorize a strike by a 93% majority. They were surrounded by community and political leaders committed to supporting them. SEATTLE (Sept. 13, 2019) — Some 200 workers at the Edgewater Hotel who are represented by UNITE HERE Local 8 […]

Fred Meyer goes to war against employees in Oregon, SW WA

Citing Unfair Labor Practices by Fred Meyer, UFCW 555 cancels all Kroger contracts   The following is from UFCW Local 555: TIGARD, Ore. (Sept. 12, 2019) — Following 15 months of tense negotiations in which the employers’ continually refused to provide reasonable proposals, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555 had, at the end […]

Save the date: UW Labor Studies Banquet will be Nov. 10

SEATTLE (Sept. 10, 2019) — Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington honors students and faculty making a difference for the labor movement with their activism and research. In 2019, the Bridges Center will award more than $70,000 in scholarships and grants. On Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, all […]

Order your 2020 Pacific NW Labor History Calendars now

(Sept. 10, 2019) — The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (PNLHA), a cross-border group with chapters in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, is now accepting orders for its 2020 Labor History Calendar. And unions that order them for their stewards, staff, board members, or rank-and-file can order custom imprints with their union’s logo, web address, […]

Pacific NW unions: Take part in Labor Archives survey

SEATTLE (Sept. 5, 2019) — The Labor Archives of Washington (LAW) invites union locals, labor-affiliated organizations, and related civil rights and social justice organizations within the Pacific Northwest to participate in the PNW Labor Organization Records Survey. An ongoing project, this survey is collecting information about the historical records created and kept by your organization […]

Governor’s Safety & Health Conference set for Sept. 25-26

TACOMA (Sept. 4, 2019) — Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Sept. 23-29 to Workplace Safety and Health week in Washington state. And you can join us in continuing the effort to improve workplace safety and health by attending the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference, the Pacific Northwest’s premier safety training event, on Sept. 25-26 […]

IAM 751 hosts Wild Waves event for all union families on Sept. 8

FEDERAL WAY — Machinists District 751 is hosting a private event for all union members and their families at Wild Waves Theme Park with discounted tickets for you and your family this Sunday, Sept. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wild Waves is an amusement park and water park at 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S. […]

Teacher strikes end in Kennewick, Toutle Lake school districts

UPDATE (Aug. 31, 2019) ► In the (Longview) Daily News — Toutle Lake teacher strike comes to an end ► In the Tri-City Herald — 99% vote to end Kennewick teacher strike. School starts Tuesday   UPDATE (8 p.m. – Aug. 29, 2019) –The Kennewick Teachers Association reports tonight that they have reached a tentative […]

See ‘Labor Wars of the Northwest’ on Sept. 4 in Bellingham

The following is from the Northwest Washington Central Labor Council: BELLINGHAM — All union families and community supporters are invited to attend a screening of Labor Wars of the Northwest, a documentary covering three decades of labor strife in the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the 20th century, at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. […]


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