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IAM, WSLC secure federal aid for laid-off Alcoa Intalco workers

FERNDALE (July 9, 2020) — The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday approved a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petition filed by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) with the assistance of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO for the more than 700 workers being laid off at Alcoa’s Intalco Works aluminum smelter in Ferndale, Wash. […]

Drivers Union applauds call for fair pay for Uber/Lyft drivers

The following is from the Drivers Union: SEATTLE (July 7, 2020) — Uber and Lyft drivers with the Drivers Union called recommendations released today in an independent academic study of Uber/Lyft driver earnings in Seattle a “major step towards fairness,” while calling for additional measures to ensure a living wage for drivers and transparency for […]

Support Guild effort to promote diversity at The Columbian

The following is from the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council: VANCOUVER (July 6, 2020) — In recent weeks, leadership at The Columbian newspaper in Clack County have claimed a commitment to diversity and equity. Now, it’s time for action. Columbian newsroom workers — who have organized as The Columbian Guild/Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild — are […]

Unions win federal assistance for laid-off Boeing workers

Machinists 751, SPEEA, WSLC successfully petition for TAA benefits   SEATTLE (July 2, 2020) — Workers laid-off from the Boeing Co. will have additional federal assistance benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program because of union action. On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the Machinists Union District 751 was successful in […]

Workers win $2 million after secure scheduling violations at Macy’s

The following is from UFCW 21: SEATTLE (July 2, 2020) — Workers are celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Seattle’s Secure Scheduling law, a law their union UFCW 21 was involved in passing, with a $1,999,839.35 settlement stemming from claims they filed with Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards (OLS) around Macy’s scheduling practices. “When I first […]

This year, donate cash to Stamp Out Hunger

Until NALC food drive can be rescheduled, please contribute to food banks   (July 1, 2020) — Normally, local food banks and church shelves around the country would be well-stocked this time of year, having benefited from the 70 million-plus pounds of food received from the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) annual Stamp Out […]

Whole Foods censors Black Lives Matter; sign employees’ petition

UPDATE (June 28, 2020) — Please sign this petition urging that Whole Foods stop retaliating against workers who support Black Lives Matter.   Support workers facing retaliation for wearing BLM gear at Seattle event Friday   SEATTLE (June 26, 2020) — Employees at Whole Foods in South Lake Union faced retaliation from store managers after […]

Tacoma schools to slash jobs, give superintendent a raise

UPDATE (June 26, 2020) — From KING 5 — Tacoma school district to cut 104 paraeducators and reduce hours for over 300 more — Hundreds of paraeducators in Tacoma Public Schools who work closely with special needs students will lose their jobs or face reductions in hours, as the district expects fewer students on campuses […]

Caravans in D.C., Seattle call on Congress to save Postal Service

UPDATE (June 23, 2020) — Watch the Save the Post Office petition delivery caravan that happened today in Washington, D.C.   Participants will urge Congress to save Postal Service from financial collapse   SEATTLE — Postal union members and community supporters will stage a car and bike caravan from Seattle’s Queen Anne Post Office to […]

MLK Labor delegates vote to expel Seattle police union

SEATTLE (June 18, 2020) — Delegates for the unions that comprise MLK Labor, the AFL-CIO central labor council for King County, voted Wednesday night to expel the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild (SPOG) from the council. “As a union movement, it’s our responsibility to fight for all forms of justice,” said MLK Labor Executive Secretary-Treasurer Nicole […]



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