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Nurses: All deserve reproductive health care

Washington State and Oregon Nurses Associations ‘unequivocally opposed’ to criminalization of abortion   SEATTLE (May 12, 2022) — The following joint statement was released Wednesday by the Washington State Nurses Association and the Oregon Nurses Association: The Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) and Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) stand firm in our resolve that all people […]

‘Revolutionary Nonviolence’ online seminar will be May 20

The University of Washington Tacoma’s Labor Solidarity Project will present “Revolutionary Nonviolence: An Online Seminar on Organizing for Freedom” on Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The seminar will feature Dr. Kent Wong, the Director of the UCLA Labor Center, along with labor and community activists, and UWT students. Click here to register. […]

1,600 WSU student workers file for union representation

The following is from WSU-CASE: PULLMAN, Wash. (May 6, 2022) — On May 4, graduate and undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistants, as well as Tutors and Graders and others — collectively known as Academic Student Employees or ASEs — across all campuses and extension centers of Washington State University filed their representation petition with the […]

Central Puget Sound grocery workers ratify new contract

3-year deal includes wage increases of $4 to $9 an hour, gains in safety and training, health care benefits protected with no increased costs, a secured pension and more.   The following is from UFCW 3000: DES MOINES, Wash. (May 2, 2022) — Frontline essential grocery store workers stayed on the job during the pandemic, […]

Retirees give McMorris Rodgers ‘Zero Award’ for voting record

The following is from the Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans: SPOKANE (April 28, 2022) — Area retiree members of the Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans gathered in Spokane at the office of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Monday to present her with a Retiree “Zero Award” for earning a score of 0% in […]

Participate in May Day events on Sunday

Celebrate International Workers’ Day in Seattle, Aberdeen, Mount Vernon, Olympia, Yakima   For decades, organized labor has joined immigrant rights and community activists to celebrate “May Day,” or International Workers’ Day, on May 1 at events and marches that call for stronger workers’ and immigrants’ rights. All union members and community supporters are encouraged to […]

Puget Sound-area grocery workers vote on tentative deal

The following is from UFCW 3000: (April 26, 2022) — After months of preparation, and workers taking action to prepare for a strike if necessary, marathon bargaining sessions throughout April led to Tentative Agreements with Albertsons/Safeway and Kroger. Planned Informational Pickets that had been set for today (Tuesday, April 26) have been cancelled and voting […]

‘Just practicing’ picket at Canteen Vending CANCELLED

UPDATE (April 29, 2022) — Teamsters Local 117 has CANCELLED the “just practicing” picket planned for Friday outside Canteen Vending in Tacoma after the employer agreed to the union’s demands.   TACOMA (April 26, 2022) — Teamsters Local 117 members at Canteen Vending house and deliver snacks and meals for workers around Western Washington, including […]

CWA: Verizon illegally fired employee after union win

The following is from CWA: SEATTLE (April 25, 2022) — The Communications Workers of America (CWA) filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against Verizon Wireless on Friday on behalf of Jesse Mason, who was illegally fired this week after joining with his coworkers to organize a union. Mason […]

Seattle Starbucks Roastery workers unionize

‘The bonds we share between workers are our greatest strength.’    SEATTLE (April 22, 2022) — Starbucks employees at the company’s marquee store in the city where the coffee chain was founded and is headquartered, the Seattle Reserve Roastery at 1124 Pike St. in Capitol Hill, have voted 38-27 to join together and unionize in […]

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