The Stand

John O’Connor will perform Sept. 8 at WSLC in Seattle

SEATTLE (Aug. 12, 2022) — Erstwhile working class troubadour John O’Connor is bringing his songs, poems and stories of unions, revolution, hitchhiking and love to the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. He will perform at the WSLC Seattle meeting hall, 321 16th Ave. South, on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. O’Connor was a mainstay […]

Sign up for some Homegrown leafleting

Support sandwich workers seeking a fair process to unionize as they step up actions, starting Aug. 13   SEATTLE (Aug. 11, 2022) — Sandwich workers at Homegrown, makers of Molly’s, Tosti, Shine, and Bolt products, want a fair process to join together in a union with UNITE HERE Local 8. On June 3, Homegrown workers […]

Labor Day picnics, celebrations are back!

(Aug. 10, 2022) — After a few years off during the COVID-19 pandemic, the tradition of Labor Day picnics and events hosted by regional AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils is back! Mark your calendars and make plans to bring your family and join your friends at the following Labor Day events on Monday, Sept. 5: COWLITZ-WAHKIAKUM […]

Nurses at Seattle Children’s demand safe staffing, fair wages

SEATTLE (Aug. 10, 2022) — More than 700 nurses who work at Seattle Children’s and their supporters rallied and held informational pickets outside the hospital on Tuesday. The nurses, who are represented by the Washington State Nurses Association, expressed their frustration with slow contract negotiations and demanded wage increases that respect their work and attract […]

Rally, picket Aug. 9 to support nurses at Seattle Children’s

Short-staffed hospital is not doing enough to attract, retain nurses   SEATTLE — The 1,700 registered nurses represented by the Washington State Nurses Association at Seattle Children’s Hospital and their supporters will rally outside the hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way N.E., at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9 for better working conditions and compensation that […]

Verizon faces ULP charge over union-busting in Portland

The following is from the Communications Workers of America (CWA): PORTLAND, Ore. (Aug. 4, 2022) — The Communications Workers of America filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against Verizon Wireless this week on behalf of workers at Verizon Express Portland locations. The ULP charge alleges that, over […]

Teamsters reject latest proposal from concrete companies

The following is from Teamsters Local 174: SEATTLE (Aug. 2, 2022) — A full year after the expiration of their contract, the group of Teamsters Local 174 members working in the concrete industry have again voted overwhelmingly to reject the latest subpar offer from their Employers. This secret-ballot vote held by this group sends a […]

Verizon workers in Everett, Lynnwood ratify first contract

SEATTLE (Aug. 2, 2022) — Verizon Wireless retail workers in Everett and Lynnwood, Washington, who are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), successfully ratified their first union contract on Friday, marking a major milestone for workers who had to overcome years of poor working conditions, including understaffing and unlivable wages, along with aggressive […]

‘Hands Off Our Medicare’ rally, picket July 29 in Seattle

SEATTLE — The Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) encourages all union members and community supporters of the Medicare program to attend a “Wall Street Hands Off Our Medicare” rally and picket at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 29 outside the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Regional Office at Columbia Center, 701 […]

Seattle leaders to Homegrown: Agree to card-check process

SEATTLE (July 12, 2022) — Six members of the Seattle City Council sent a letter to Homegrown CEO Brad Gillis on Monday, urging him to meet with Homegrown workers and to “agree to a card check neutrality process and respect the decision of a majority of workers if they choose to form a union, free […]


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