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Fill out, return your general election ballot

Check out the local labor endorsements for the 2021 general election   (Oct. 19, 2021) — General election ballots for the 2021 election have been mailed out and union voters are being urged to fill them out and return them right away. Voter turnout in odd-numbered year elections is often light so union voters can […]

Nicole Grant to lead 350 Seattle, fight for climate justice

SEATTLE (Oct. 19, 2021) — The climate action group 350 Seattle has hired longtime labor leader and outgoing Executive Secretary-Treasurer of MLK Labor Nicole Grant as its new Executive Director. After leading the council for more than six years, Grant chose not to run for a third term. Under her leadership, MLK Labor gained national […]

Immigration Days of Action on Oct. 11-12 across Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. — We are in a critical moment in the fight for immigration reform in this country. Organized labor and other advocates for humane immigration policies are demanding that Congress prioritize the issue and create a clear path to citizenship for millions of working families this year. “America’s unions are fiercely committed to transforming […]

Carpenters reach tentative deal to end strike

SEATTLE (Oct. 6, 2021) — Members of the Northwest Carpenters Union are being told to return to work today after the union reached a tentative agreement to end its nearly three-week strike. The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters — an independent union that is not affiliated with the AFL-CIO or the Washington State Labor […]

Join Halloween ‘Trunk or Treat’ at Teamsters Hall in Tukwila

TUKWILA (Oct. 6, 2021) — Get ready for the Halloween Trunk or Treat! This fun family event featuring food, raffles, music, and of course, candy is open to all and will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31 in the parking lot of the Teamsters Hall, 14675 Interurban Blvd. in Tukwila. It is sponsored […]

State Building Trades hold 64th Convention in Spokane

The following is from the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council: SPOKANE (Oct. 5, 2021) — Delegates, guests and partners gathered for the 64th Convention of the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council in Spokane at the Historic Davenport Hotel from Sept. 27-29. Opening our convention, the Airway Heights Correctional Center Honor Guard […]

Protest Postal Service slowdown in Redmond

APWU plans informational picket against slower mail standards, plant consolidation   REDMOND, Wash. (Sept. 29, 2021) — The Greater Seattle Area Local of the American Postal Workers Union will be conducting an informational picket line starting at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 at the Redmond Post office at 7241 185th Ave. NE. The event will […]

Hundreds rally in Seattle to support striking Carpenters

UPDATE (Sept. 28, 2021) — Hundreds of workers participated in a Solidarity Rally at Seattle’s Lake Union Fountain Park on Monday to show their support for Puget Sound-area Carpenters who have been on strike against the Associated General Contractors since Sept. 16. Several elected officials were also on hand, including King County Executive Dow Constantine, […]

Carpenters temporarily halt pickets as strike continues

UPDATE (Sept. 28, 2021) — The Northwest Carpenters Union has resumed sanctioned roving strike picket lines at multiple projects in the region, but not at PLA job sites where Carpenters continue to work.   Union says unsanctioned picketing by Sawant, others has placed it in legal jeopardy   SEATTLE (Sept. 24, 2021) — The Pacific […]

A pathway to high-road employment: MLK Labor’s new union hiring hall

The following is from MLK Labor: SEATTLE (Sept. 24, 2021) — This past week, MLK Labor launched a groundbreaking digital hiring hall that will connect job-seekers with good, union jobs in King County. The project, which has been in development for months, will be run in partnership with the workforce development organization Partner in Employment […]


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