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Raised in Union, Tricia Schroeder elected to lead SEIU 925

The following is from SEIU Local 925: SEATTLE (Dec. 9, 2021) — Members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 925 elected Tricia Schroeder as the third-ever president of their union. Schroeder not only lives and breathes union, she grew up there, too — in Union, Washington! Her upbringing in a small rural town where […]

Forterra NW staff lands union with OPEIU 8

SEATTLE (Dec. 9, 2021) — The staff at Forterra NW voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for representation by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 8. The group of 29 project managers, philanthropy staff, lands managers, and staff accountants in the Seattle area are dedicated to supporting Forterra’s mission of driving “land-based solutions in Washington […]

AFL-CIO’s Fred Redmond visits Teamsters picket

Show your strike solidarity: Donations, including wood, appreciated   SEATTLE (Dec. 8, 2021) — As a group of 330 Teamsters who transport sand/gravel and concrete for six different construction companies remain on strike, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond joined Teamsters Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks, Washington State Labor Council President Larry Brown and Secretary-Treasurer April Sims, […]

Richland Fred Meyer workers: Union Yes!

Frontline grocery workers unionize with UFCW 1439 amid ongoing pandemic   The following is from UFCW Local 1439:   RICHLAND, Wash. (Dec. 7, 2021) — United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1439, the union for 7,000 frontline workers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, announced Monday that approximately 250 grocery workers at Fred Meyer in Richland […]

Concrete solidarity: Strike grows in King County

The following is from Teamsters Local 174: SEATTLE (Dec. 6, 2021) — As of Friday morning, unionized concrete has stopped flowing throughout King County as members of Teamsters Local 174 walked off the job in an Unfair Labor Practice strike. Prior to today, well over 100 Teamsters were already on strike at Gary Merlino Construction […]

Cornish staff votes to unionize with OPEIU 8

‘This will empower the staff to continue to do the important work of fulfilling Cornish’s mission.’   The following is from OPEIU Local 8: SEATTLE (Dec. 2, 2021) — The staff at Cornish College of the Arts on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly for representation by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 8. The […]

EvCC Board: Don’t outsource college’s Early Learning Center

UPDATE (Dec. 1, 2021) — KING 5 reports: Everett Community College pauses on changes to Early Learning Center after parents voice concern — On Tuesday, the college sent a letter saying that it would “temporarily pause any action on program closure at this time.” That, college leadership said, would give them the opportunity to evaluate […]

Washington Fair Trade Coalition seeking new director

The following is from the WFTC: (Nov. 29, 2021) — The Washington Fair Trade Coalition is seeking an experienced organizer to lead its coalition work in Washington state. The WFTC State Director / Trade Justice Organizer will work with labor, environmental, food justice, public health, family farm, data and privacy, consumer and other social justice […]

Gary Merlino drivers’ ULP strike continues

The following is from Teamsters Local 174: UPDATE (Nov. 29, 2021) — The Unfair Labor Practice strike by 34 construction drivers at Gary Merlino Construction continues, with pickets ongoing at GMC and Stoneway facilities in Renton and Seattle. In addition, striking workers have begun taking their show on the road, setting up pickets outside several […]

Katie Garrow of Laborers 242 takes helm at MLK Labor

The following is from the MLK Labor Council: SEATTLE (Nov. 18, 2021) — Katie Garrow was sworn in Wednesday night to serve as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the MLK Labor Council. Katie was nominated at the September Delegates Meeting and won unanimously. Garrow, who is a member of Laborers Local 242, will serve a three-year […]

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