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UW Postdocs, Researchers are on STRIKE!

Here’s how to support UW strikers — starting with rally today at noon   UPDATED with photos/clips from today’s rally. SEATTLE (June 7, 2023) — About 2,400 Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Scientists/Engineers (RSEs) at the University of Washington represented by UAW Local 4121 are on strike today after not reaching agreement with UW administration in […]

Thanks to union solidarity, Clark College jobs safe for now

The following is from the Clark College Association for Higher Education (CCAHE): VANCOUVER, Wash. (June 5, 2023) — The Clark College faculty union and staff union, CCAHE and WPEA respectively, are breathing collective sighs of relief and thanking all of those who helped stave off cuts to three essential Clark employees including a mental health […]

State UFW Solidarity Committee to support mushroom workers

SEATTLE (June 2, 2023) — At a Seattle meeting with top Washington state labor leaders on Wednesday, United Farm Workers President Teresa Romero announced the creation of a new Washington State UFW Solidarity Committee to aid the ongoing efforts of Windmill-Ostrom Mushroom Workers in Sunnyside, Wash., to obtain a UFW contract. “The workers at Windmill […]

Labor, environmental groups seek ‘Living Hotels’ in Seattle

SEATTLE (June 2, 2023) — Dozens of community members will gather Saturday in Seattle to kick off a summer of canvassing voters as a broad coalition of environmental and labor organizations talks to city voters about decarbonizing large buildings and passing the Living Hotels ordinance, which aims to ensure new hotels do their part to […]

WSLC’s April Sims: UW ‘doesn’t get a pass’ on fair pay

As June 7 strike looms, University of Washington administration urged to reach contract with Postdocs, RSEs   SEATTLE (June 1, 2023) — April Sims, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement today regarding the looming June 7 strike date for Postdocs and Research Scientists/Engineers at the University of Washington. Postdocs’ […]

UW Researchers, Postdocs set strike date of June 7

Hundreds will walk off job unless contract agreement is reached   The following is from UAW 4121: SEATTLE (May 26, 2023) — On Thursday, hundreds of Postdocs and Research Scientists/Engineers (RSEs) at the University of Washington turned out for a mass action, the latest escalation in their contract campaigns. Each bargaining unit made the democratic […]

Healthcare workers picket at EvergreenHealth Monroe

Workers are demanding a fair contract that preserves wages and healthcare benefits, and their voice on mergers   The following is from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: MONROE, Wash. (May 24, 2023) — More than 170 healthcare workers united in SEIU Healthcare 1199NW at EvergreenHealth Monroe, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, support services workers, and techs, […]

Support Sno-Isle Libraries Employees United

Sign the petition urging management against interfering in their decision   MARYSVILLE, Wash. (May 23, 2023) — About 370 employees at Sno-Isle Libraries, who serve 23 locations in Snohomish and Island counties, just announced their intention to unionize as Sno-Isle Libraries Employees United with AFSCME Council 2. They are asking management to refrain from anti-union […]

Memorial Day rally to support Letter Carriers

Join WSLC, MLK Labor at Seattle’s Westlake Park on May 29 for family-friendly rally calling for better working conditions and a fair NALC contract.   By C. MOLINE and DEREK DOLBEARE Special to The Stand SEATTLE — Calling all supporters of Letter Carriers: the time has come to make your voices heard! On Memorial Day, […]

UA pipe trades’ apprenticeship playoffs produce champions

By JIM HEDEMARK Special to The Stand SPOKANE (May 19, 2023) — While the Seattle Kraken were deep into their 2nd round Stanley Cup playoff run, the playoff season for the pipe trades was just beginning. The 2023 Washington Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Competition was held May 11-12 in Spokane and hosted by the Spokane Plumbers […]

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