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Tumwater Fred Meyer employees join together with UFCW 367

The following is from UFCW Local 367: TUMWATER, Wash. (July 1, 2022) — On June 17, 2022, a majority of General Merchandise workers at the Tumwater Fred Meyer voted to join UFCW 367 in a landslide victory. The bargaining unit will include 59 workers in non-food departments such as Apparel and Home. UFCW 367 already […]

Show your support for nurses at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Sign petition urging hospital to offer fair pay, safe staffing   SEATTLE (June 23, 2022) — Nurses at Seattle Children’s Hospital represented by the Washington State Nurses Association are struggling to get a new contract that attracts and retains healthcare staff sufficient for quality patient care. Worse, this is happening at a time that the […]

Labor community celebrates Seattle World Cup selection

FIFA’s choice of Seattle to host games follows local officials’ meaningful commitments to leading labor and community groups   The following is from MLK Labor: SEATTLE (June 17, 2022) — Seattle’s unions and worker organizations join soccer fans in celebrating our selection as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The World Cup […]

Celebrate Juneteenth at these labor events

SEATTLE (June 14, 2022) — Juneteenth, an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, has been celebrated by Black Americans since the late 1800s. But this year for the first time, the holiday — which fall on Sunday, June 19 — is both a federal and Washington […]

Support Homegrown sandwich workers June 16 in Seattle

UPDATE — Location change for Thursday’s protest! 🚨PICKET LOCATION UPDATE🚨 Tomorrow (6/16) we are picketing at the Capitol Hill Homegrown at Melrose market (1531 Melrose Ave) at 5pm. 📢Union Sammy’s Now! #SustainableUnionSandwiches #GoodJobsCoolPlanet — OurUnionIsHomegrown (@OurUnionIsHG) June 15, 2022 SEATTLE — Sandwich workers at Homegrown, makers of Molly’s, Tosti, Shine, and Bolt products, want […]

‘Thrilled’ UW Researchers vote Union YES!

New bargaining unit includes 1,450 Research Scientists/Engineers from every discipline across all three UW campuses   The following is from UW Researchers United (UAW 4121): SEATTLE (June 10, 2022) — By an 85 percent margin (606-104) Research Scientists/Engineers at the University of Washington have chosen to unionize. Of the 916 total votes, 206 cast were […]

Tri-Cities trades unions reach deal to build Horse Heaven

The following is from Laborers Local 348: RICHLAND, Wash. (June 9, 2022) — After much work and collaboration, the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 348 on Wednesday announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Horse Heaven Clean Energy Center has been reached between Scout Clean Energy and the local Tri-Cities union crafts […]

Artists: Submit your Mike Sells Labor Champion trophy design

EVERETT (June 7, 2022) — The Snohomish & Island County Labor Council is launching a design competition for Washington artists to submit designs for a trophy to be awarded to a deserving recipient at the inaugural Mike Sells Labor Champion Award ceremony to be held in October 2022. “This trophy is meant to represent the […]

WA congressional delegation to BPA: Power up Intalco!

Every member of Congress from Washington calls on Bonneville Power Administration to reach power agreement to reopen aluminum plant   FERNDALE, Wash. (May 27, 2022) — U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray led Washington state’s congressional delegation in calling on the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to reach an agreement […]

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW welcomes new leadership team

Longtime leader Diane Sosne, who recently stepped down, swears in new officers for the state’s largest healthcare union   The following is from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: (May 26, 2022) — SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is proud to welcome a new slate of officers and Executive Board members to lead us in this new chapter of our […]

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