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MultiCare docs strike for safer conditions

The following is from the UAPD: TACOMA (Nov. 30, 2020) — On Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24, 120 unionized MultiCare Indigo Providers took to the picket lines during a strike that forced MultiCare to close more than half its clinics and slashed the patient volumes of the remaining clinics. The providers struck all […]

This Thanksgiving holiday, stay home and give generously

As always, the labor movement is stepping up to help families in need during the holidays. This is particularly important this year, with so many families struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic with illness, unemployment, reduced work hours, and other economic hardships. The needs are great and the efforts to meet them are complicated by the […]

Tell Vancouver Public Schools to bring support staff back!

VANCOUVER, Wash. (Nov. 19, 2020) — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vancouver Public Schools is balancing its budget on the backs of its lowest-paid school employees — and the students that need their individualized support — by furloughing hundreds of their paraeducators and classified employees, and reducing the hours for many of those who remain. The […]

UFCW 367 to grocers: Improve safety, reinstate hazard pay

The following is from UFCW Local 367: TACOMA (Nov. 19, 2020) — Today, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 367, the union for more than 8,000 food and retail workers in the South Sound, is taking action online and sharing their concerns with press on the new surge in COVID-19 cases across Washington state […]

State building trades council welcomes Erin Frasier to staff

OLYMPIA (Nov. 19, 2020) — The Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council (WSBCTC) is excited to announce the addition of Erin Frasier as its new Assistant Executive Secretary. Frasier brings over 15 years of experience working in Washington’s workforce development system with a focus on enhancing social and economic justice throughout the system. Through […]

Eastern WA unions celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

By JIM HEDEMARK Special to The Stand SPOKANE (Nov. 18, 2020) — IBEW Local 77 along with many unions, employers, education institutions, and elected officials in Eastern Washington made great strides this past week to celebrate and promote National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 8-14. “I am very proud of the unions, employers, academic and elected leaders […]

Labor Archives event Dec. 5 on preserving our COVID stories

All union members and community allies are invited to attend The Labor Archives of Washington’s sixth annual event, “Essential Stories of Frontline Workers — The Struggle for Rights and Survival During COVID-19.” It will be streamed from 1 to 2:40 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 via Zoom. The event will highlight the stories of essential […]

MultiCare Indigo physicians will strike on Nov. 23-24

The following is from the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD): TACOMA (Nov. 16, 2020) — In the face of a pandemic that continues to devastates our health and economy, America’s largest union of licensed physicians and healthcare providers announced last week that physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work at 20 MultiCare […]

Contract win! Darigold drivers ratify new 4-year contract

The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA, Wash. (Nov. 16, 2020) — Darigold delivery drivers voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new 4-year contract agreement on Sunday. The vote took place after an update meeting at the Teamsters Union hall in Tukwila. The group of 68 drivers had been working without a contract since August. […]

Darigold faces strike over healthcare cuts

UPDATE (Nov. 16, 2020) — Darigold delivery drivers voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new 4-year contract agreement on Sunday. The vote took place after an update meeting at the Teamsters Union hall in Tukwila. The group of 68 drivers had been working without a contract since August. Drivers voted unanimously to authorize a strike in […]

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