The Stand

UW students aware of Starbucks union-busting, seek alternative

The following is from the University of Washington’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies: SEATTLE (Sept. 5, 2023) — Many across the country, and here in Seattle, have been stunned at the number of labor violations tied to Starbucks since a wave of unionization started in Buffalo, New York, in December 2021. While Starbucks is […]

Support for Windmill workers mushrooms

In Seattle, Windmill Farms workers vow to keep fighting for union recognition   SEATTLE (Sept. 1, 2023) — Hundreds of mushroom workers from Windmill Farms and their supporters rallied and formed a human billboard several city blocks long in Seattle on Thursday in their campaign to demand union recognition and a safer, healthier workplace. Workers […]

Vancouver educators go on strike; contract talks continue in Camas

UPDATE (Sept. 1, 2023) — As its strike continues in Vancouver, the Evergreen Education Association will temporarily shut down pickets at all schools to rally from 1 to 3 p.m. today (Friday, Sept. 1) outside the School District office, 13413 NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Dr. All union members and supporters of EEA educators are invited […]

Camas educators launch first-ever strike; bargaining resumes

UPDATE (Aug. 29) — Members of the Camas Education Association (CEA) returned to the bargaining table with Camas School District (CSD) leaders Monday night following the first full day of striking ever in the District. The educators’ union is focused on three main points of interest in the ongoing negotiations: ensuring equitable access of distribution […]

Teamsters, labor rally in support of Pasco’s Irving Brown

Community rally Monday at Teamsters 839 to support city council member   The following is from Teamsters Local 839: PASCO, Wash. (Aug. 28, 2023) — Teamsters Local Union No. 839 and Teamsters Joint Council #28, along with Organized Labor (UA 598 and other locals) and the greater Tri-Cities community, are rallying together in an inspiring […]

Labor Day events across Washington state

On Monday, Sept. 4 — Labor Day 2023 — workers across the nation will be celebrating the fact that “Life Is Better in a Union!” Standing together with co-workers in a Union makes a tangible difference in your life that you feel every day. Workers in labor unions make 18 percent more in wages than […]

Camas educators OK strike beginning Aug. 28 if no deal

Informational picket planned Friday, Aug. 25 in front of school district’s HQ   CAMAS, Wash. (Aug. 25, 2023) — To advocate for students, the 450 educators united in Camas Education Association (CEA) are preparing to strike on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 28. The CEA educators are planning an informational picket on Friday, […]

Join mushroom workers rally today in Seattle

Windmill Farms workers, UFW’s Teresa Romero and supporters will form mile-long ‘living billboard’ and hold solidarity rally   The following is from the United Farm Workers: SEATTLE — On Thursday, Aug. 31, United Farm Workers President Teresa Romero will lead farm workers from Windmill Farms and their supporters in forming a mile-long human billboard across […]

Evergreen educators vote to authorize strike

Vancouver district’s teachers will strike if no agreement; classes scheduled to start Aug. 30   The following is from the Evergreen Education Association: VANCOUVER, Wash. (Aug. 24, 2023) — Members of Evergreen Education Association voted overwhelmingly (93%) Wednesday evening to authorize a strike if Evergreen Public Schools management and the union bargaining team are unable […]

Cheers for Union beer! Elysian Brewing workers join Teamsters

The following is from Teamsters Local 117: SEATTLE (Aug. 24, 2023) — Workers at the Elysian Brewing Co. have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 117. The group of 33 brewery, packaging, quality assurance, and warehouse workers, employed at the company’s Georgetown production facility, cast their ballots in favor of the Union in an election […]

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