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SPEEA engineers, technical workers at Boeing split votes

The following is from the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE 2001: SEATTLE (March 10, 2020) – With engineers voting to accept a new contract with The Boeing Company and technical workers voting to reject, the two bargaining units will be covered by significantly different agreements for at least the next two […]

Maverick employees ratify first contract with Teamsters 117

New contract provides retirement security, workplace improvements to more than 1,700 gaming industry workers at 19 card rooms across Washington state   The following is from Teamsters Local 17: TUKWILA, Wash. (Feb. 28, 2020) — A group of more than 1,700 employees of Maverick Gaming LLC has voted overwhelmingly to ratify a first-time union contract […]

‘Los Eternos Indocumentados’ film screening Feb. 29 at WSLC

SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has joined 20 local organizations in co-sponsoring a film screening and discussion of Los Eternos Indocumentados (The Eternally Undocumented) this Saturday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. at the WSLC Seattle office, 321 16th Ave. South. Los Eternos is a documentary exploring the root causes and lived experiences […]

LIUNA, WIAA form partnership to promote apprenticeship

The following is from LIUNA Northwest: SEATTLE (Feb. 18, 2020) — The Northwest Region of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA NW) and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) have announced LIUNA as the new Official Union Sponsor and Official Apprenticeship Program Sponsor for Washington high school state championships, as part of a […]

SPEEA members will vote on contract extension with Boeing

The following was posted by Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001: (Feb. 14, 2020) — Recent meetings with The Boeing Company to resolve the salary adjustment process and a number of other ongoing member issues have now resulted in proposals for new contracts for the SPEEA Professional and Technical Bargaining […]

Attend Douglas County hearing Feb. 18 on open bargaining

WATERVILLE, Wash. — The right-wing anti-union Freedom Foundation is back at it. Having failed to convince state lawmakers to open collective bargaining sessions to the public throughout Washington state, the group is trying to accomplish this goal one city and county at a time. And next week, union members will be out in force in […]

Support airline catering workers on Friday in SeaTac

Join National Day of Action at SeaTac; back legislation to raise wage standards      The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATAC, Wash. — UNITE HERE Local 8 invites all union members and community supporters to join together on Friday, Feb. 14 for a National Day of Action for Airline Catering Workers. As […]

Groundbreaking deal in the gaming industry

Teamsters win fully-recommended contract offer for 1,700 Maverick Gaming workers   The following is from Teamsters Local 17: TUKWILA, Wash. (Feb. 11, 2020) — Teamsters Local 117 has achieved a fully-recommended settlement agreement over a first-time contract for over 1,700 gaming industry workers employed by Maverick Gaming. Negotiations between the union’s 19-member Negotiations Committee and […]

‘Example for what a labor leader should be’

Longtime WFSE/AFSCME leader Greg Devereux, who oversaw union’s growth, retires   By JUSTIN LEE Special to The Stand OLYMPIA (Feb. 10, 2020) — Executive Director and AFSCME International Vice President Greg Devereux retired in January after nearly 40 years in the labor movement. His leadership made the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE), Council 28 […]

Highline nurses, staff ratify deal with safer staffing levels

The following is from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: BURIEN, Wash. (Feb. 10, 2020) — The 550 nurses and caregivers at Highline Medical Center represented by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW announced last week that they reached a tentative agreement with parent corporation CHI Franciscan, which will substantially improve the quality of patient care and jobs for the local […]

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