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UFCW 21 makes history with election of new officers

Largest UFCW local in nation elects first female President; youngest person of color Secretary Treasurer; first Latina Recorder to top offices   SEATTLE (Oct. 30, 2020) — The democratically elected Executive Board of 40 rank-and-file members — along with President Faye Guenther, Secretary Treasurer Joe Mizrahi and Recorder/Executive Vice President Mia Contreras — began their […]

Snohomish County adopts state’s strongest apprenticeship rule

Councilmember Megan Dunn leads stakeholder effort for stronger reforms to benefit working families   The following is from the Snohomish and Island County Labor Council: EVERETT (Oct. 27, 2020) — The Snohomish County Council unanimously passed Substitute Ordinance 20-028 on Oct. 21 to strengthen apprenticeship utilization standards in Snohomish County. The ordinance changes were initiated […]

Action alert: Show your support for new union at Allan Brothers

NACHES, Wash. (Oct. 16, 2020) — The workers at Allan Brothers Fruit, who were the first of several Yakima Valley fruit warehouses who went on strike in May and June for better pay and safer working conditions during the pandemic, are seeking to have their newly formed union certified to represent the workers at Allan […]

Whatcom council votes 7-0 to withdraw open bargaining plan

The following is from the Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO: BELLINGHAM (Oct. 14, 2020) — Amid strong opposition from hundreds of local union members and their supporters, the Whatcom County Council voted 7-0 on Tuesday night to withdraw a proposed ordinance that would have made all collective bargaining sessions between the county and its […]

MultiCare physicians in Tacoma picket over unsafe conditions

UPDATE (Oct. 8, 2020) — Dozens of unionized physicians and healthcare providers represented by the Union of American Physicians and Dentist (UAPD) held an informational picket Thursday at the MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care clinic at Tacoma’s James Center. Dozens of physicians and their supporters expressed their concerns about MultiCare’s reluctance to place patient safety before […]

Postdocs rally to demand UW stop denying health care

SEATTLE (Oct. 5, 2020) — In a physically distanced rally outside of the University of Washington human resources offices on Friday, dozens of UW postdocs, community leaders and supporters demanded the university’s administration change a policy that denies health insurance coverage to many postdocs. Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the UW administration has refused to […]

787 production shift another bad Boeing decision, says IAM 751

The following is from Machinists District 751: EVERETT (Oct. 1, 2020) – IAM District 751 President Jon Holden has issued the following response to Boeing’s announcement that it will consolidate 787 production in South Carolina: IAM District 751 believes this is the wrong decision and just another in a string of bad decisions Boeing has […]

SPEEA: ‘We believe Boeing is making a mistake’

SPEEA decries Boeing decision to move 787 production from Everett to S.C.   The following was released this morning by SPEEA: SEATTLE (Oct. 1, 2020) — The Boeing Company’s decision to consolidate 787 production in North Charleston and abandon its Dreamliner line in Everett is disappointing and frustrating to the thousands of engineers, technical workers […]

Join the Rally for Twin City Foods Workers on Friday in Pasco

PASCO — More than 200 workers at Twin City Foods, a food processing and packaging plant in Pasco, are standing up to win basic COVID protections, affordable health care, and a voice at work. TAKE A STAND — UFCW Local 1439 invites all union members and community supporters to a Rally for Twin City Foods […]

Uber, Lyft drivers celebrate Fair Pay passage

Drivers in Seattle win the highest legislated wage floor in the nation   The following is from the Drivers Union/IBT 117: SEATTLE (Sept. 30, 2020) — Uber and Lyft drivers with the Drivers Union celebrated Tuesday’s passage of a Fair Pay standard by a unanimous 9-0 vote by the Seattle City Council, further cementing Seattle’s […]

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