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Interviewees sought for Seattle COVID-19 Oral History Project

SEATTLE (Feb. 26, 2021) — The Seattle chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) is supporting the University of Washington Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies’ Seattle COVID-19 Oral History Project, a research project dedicated to collecting the stories of local workers, especially those from marginalized communities, whose lives have been impacted by […]

Labor Center hosts screening, discussion of ‘Food Chains’

The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center is proud to present its spring Race + Labor Film Series. Each month, the Labor Center will host a digital screening of a landmark film that highlights the intersection of racial identity and class struggle and they are kicking off the series at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

Tell Walmart and GE/Savant: Don’t offshore jobs to China

WSLC officers join activists outside Auburn Walmart to support GE-Savant workers   UPDATE (Feb. 22, 2021) — Larry Brown and April Sims, executive officers of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, joined a contingent of union activists outside the Walmart in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday to call attention to GE/Savant’s plans to offshore LED bulb […]

UFCW 21 decries Kroger/QFC’s ‘greed, bullying’ in Seattle

As profits soar, company plans to close two Seattle QFC stores in retaliation for city’s hazard pay law   SEATTLE (Feb. 17, 2021) — The Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., which operates grocery stores in Washington state under the names of QFC and Fred Meyer, announced Tuesday that it was closing two “underperforming” Seattle QFC grocery stores […]

SAG-AFTRA, AFL-CIO host labor technology summit Feb. 19

SAG-AFTRA and AFL-CIO are hosting the 3rd Annual Labor Innovation and Technology Summit, an all-digital event that brings together leaders from across the labor, media, entertainment and technology sectors to discuss the future of work, on Friday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Click […]

Domestic workers, employers: Share your opinions on benefits

SEATTLE (Feb. 16, 2021) — In July 2019, the Seattle Domestic Workers Ordinance went into effect to provide some basic labor rights such as the minimum wage and rest and meal breaks for nannies, house cleaners, homecare workers and gardeners working in Seattle. The Seattle Domestic Workers Coalition — which includes representatives from Casa Latina, […]

After tough fight, ‘The 900’ win new contract

IBEW 46 thanks labor community for solidarity that led to victory   KENT (Feb. 15, 2021) — Pushed to the brink of a strike last week, more than 900 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 46 employed in the union’s second largest unit — Limited Energy / Sound and Communication — […]

NECA pushes IBEW 46’s ‘900’ to the brink of a strike

Low-voltage technicians unit faces work stoppage this week unless NECA improves wage offer   KENT (Feb. 8, 2021) — More than 900 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 46 employed in the union’s second largest unit — Limited Energy / Sound and Communication — are on the verge of a work […]

How union and community activism brought Maricres back

Terminated by Seattle Colleges during the pandemic, Maricres Tuliao was reinstated with the help of her WFSE union, member activists, friends and colleagues   By PATRICK SUGRUE Special to The Stand SEATTLE (Feb. 3, 2021) — Maricres Tuliao has worked for Seattle Colleges in one form or another for 25 years. She started out as […]

‘Clock is ticking’ toward work stoppage for IBEW 46’s ‘900’

KENT (Feb. 1, 2021) — “The 900” at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 46 made some progress last week in their contract negotiations, but it was too little too late. Now these workers are preparing for the worst-case scenario of a work stoppage after their contract expired on Sunday. More than 900 members […]

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