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Court shocker: WSNA members’ $2.9 million award against Yakima Regional overturned

OLYMPIA (Aug. 18, 2020) — In a 5-4 ruling on Aug. 13, the Washington State Supreme Court overturned the $2.9 million in damages awarded in 2018 to a group of home health and hospice nurses represented by the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), which had sued Yakima Regional for pressuring employees to work unpaid overtime […]

Machinists District 751 on latest Boeing cuts: We’re still #1

Machinists’ Jon Holden urges members to stay strong, continue proving Washington is the best aerospace manufacturing hub in the world   SEATTLE (July 30, 2020) — Machinists District 751 President Jon Holden issued the following statement Wednesday to his union’s members who work at Boeing in response to the company’s announcement that it will further […]

‘Joe Lake Journal’: Buy Probst’s new book to benefit FFWF

VANCOUVER (July 15, 2020) — Former state Rep. Tim Probst has written a new book, Joe Lake Journal: The Trail Guide to a Better America After the Corona Crisis. The author, a longtime union supporter, has announced that 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of this book from now through July 21 will […]

Crisis Connections employees join together with OPEIU 8

The following is from OPEIU Local 8: SEATTLE (July 13, 2020) — Employees at Crisis Connections have voted overwhelmingly for representation by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 8. The group of 133 mental health professionals, crisis intervention specialists, public resource specialist, recovery specialist, phone workers, and volunteers in Seattle are dedicated […]

IAM, WSLC secure federal aid for laid-off Alcoa Intalco workers

FERNDALE (July 9, 2020) — The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday approved a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petition filed by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) with the assistance of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO for the more than 700 workers being laid off at Alcoa’s Intalco Works aluminum smelter in Ferndale, Wash. […]

Drivers Union applauds call for fair pay for Uber/Lyft drivers

The following is from the Drivers Union: SEATTLE (July 7, 2020) — Uber and Lyft drivers with the Drivers Union called recommendations released today in an independent academic study of Uber/Lyft driver earnings in Seattle a “major step towards fairness,” while calling for additional measures to ensure a living wage for drivers and transparency for […]

Support Guild effort to promote diversity at The Columbian

The following is from the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council: VANCOUVER (July 6, 2020) — In recent weeks, leadership at The Columbian newspaper in Clack County have claimed a commitment to diversity and equity. Now, it’s time for action. Columbian newsroom workers — who have organized as The Columbian Guild/Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild — are […]

Unions win federal assistance for laid-off Boeing workers

Machinists 751, SPEEA, WSLC successfully petition for TAA benefits   SEATTLE (July 2, 2020) — Workers laid-off from the Boeing Co. will have additional federal assistance benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program because of union action. On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the Machinists Union District 751 was successful in […]

Workers win $2 million after secure scheduling violations at Macy’s

The following is from UFCW 21: SEATTLE (July 2, 2020) — Workers are celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Seattle’s Secure Scheduling law, a law their union UFCW 21 was involved in passing, with a $1,999,839.35 settlement stemming from claims they filed with Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards (OLS) around Macy’s scheduling practices. “When I first […]

This year, donate cash to Stamp Out Hunger

Until NALC food drive can be rescheduled, please contribute to food banks   (July 1, 2020) — Normally, local food banks and church shelves around the country would be well-stocked this time of year, having benefited from the 70 million-plus pounds of food received from the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) annual Stamp Out […]



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