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See ‘Labor Wars of the Northwest’ on Sept. 4 in Bellingham

The following is from the Northwest Washington Central Labor Council: BELLINGHAM — All union families and community supporters are invited to attend a screening of Labor Wars of the Northwest, a documentary covering three decades of labor strife in the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the 20th century, at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. […]

Protest Ingraham, anti-union group Sept. 21

BELLEVUE — The anti-union extremists at the Olympia-based Freedom Foundation have invited white supremacist and Fox News talking head Laura Ingraham to be their keynote for their annual dark-money fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Sept. 21. And union members and community supporters plan to be outside to tell the Freedom Foundation and the Hyatt […]

BlueGreen Alliance is seeking Wash. State Policy Coordinator

SEATTLE (Aug. 21, 2019) — The BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Washington State Policy Coordinator in Seattle. BGA unites 14 of America’s largest and most influential labor unions and environmental organizations to identify ways that today’s environmental challenges can create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer […]

Charity golf tournament Sept. 7 at Spokane’s Downriver course

SPOKANE — Teamsters Local 690, UFCW Local 1439 and Sunrise for Children invite all to participate in the Teamsters/UFCW/Sunrise Dental Charity Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at Spokane’s Downriver Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. This fun event will be packed with contests, prizes, beverages, lunch and golf under […]

Join ‘People Over Pharma Profits’ rally Tuesday at noon in Seattle

The following is from Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action: SEATTLE — Organizations, healthcare and consumer advocates, and patients are coming together Tuesday as part of a national day of action to demand that lawmakers take serious action to lower drug prices so that people everywhere can get the affordable medicines they need. All are […]

Office space is available at Seattle’s historic Labor Temple

SEATTLE (Aug. 15, 2019) — The historic Seattle Labor Temple has office space available, offering an opportunity to gain office and meeting space in downtown Seattle at an affordable price. A number of office spaces are available, ranging from 197 to 1,800 square feet and are renting for $17.50 to $23.50 per square foot, a […]

Join Thursday’s info pickets, rally at Swedish

SEATTLE — Healthcare workers at Swedish Medical Center represented by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and their community supporters are gearing up for an informational picket and rally for patient safety at Swedish First Hill Campus on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. In addition, they will be conducting informational picketing at six other Swedish […]

Labor Day events planned across Washington state on Sept. 2

This Labor Day — which is fast approaching on Monday, Sept. 2 — working people in every corner of the country have good reason to be proud. Our labor movement is on the rise. We are marching and striking and organizing. We are refusing to accept business as usual. We have the power to create the […]

Laborers’ training program celebrates first grads in Tri-Cities

RICHLAND (Aug. 12, 2019) — Laborers’ Local 348 and WorkSource hosted a graduation ceremony for the first DALEC class in the Tri-Cities last week. The Direct Access to Laborers Education and Careers (DALEC) program provides preparatory construction training to community members. Upon graduating, successful participants get direct entry into the Northwest Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program. DALEC’s […]

Know your rights! Protect your workplace in case of ICE raids

The following is from the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network: (Aug. 9, 2019) — On Wednesday, the children and families of the 680 people that were taken by ICE in Mississippi went home to an empty house. For many undocumented immigrant workers, this is what they fear most. Similar operations have taken place right here in Washington […]


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