The Stand

Spokane’s union members rally, meet local candidates

Several hundred union members and their family members gathered at the annual Spokane Labor Rally on Oct. 19 to meet local candidates and to discuss what can be done to improve the local and state economy. Here is video coverage of the event produced by Kathy Cummings, Communications Director of the Washington State Labor Council, […]

Nationwide rallies urge Congress to save USPS

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, members of the four employee unions of the U.S. Postal Service were joined by their community supporters at informational rallies nationwide — including 11 in Washington state –urging Congress to “Save America’s Postal Service.” Thousands of citizens stood alongside members of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Letter […]

Seattle urges Obama: Fight for good jobs, protect safety nets

SEATTLE — Hundreds of citizens gathered outside President Barack Obama’s fundraiser Sunday at the Paramount Theater to urge the president to prioritize job creation, fair taxes on corporations and the wealthy, and protecting social safety nets as the economy continues to struggle. Waving signs urging Obama to “Protect Social Security and Medicare,” “Create Good Jobs – Tax the […]

TAA helps Washington get back to work

On Sept. 1, the Kimberly-Clark Corp. announced that, unless a buyer can be found, it plans to shut down its tissue and pulp mill on the Everett waterfront. Unfortunately, it’s a story we’ve heard all too often in Washington state as the lingering affects of the Great Recession and financial crisis — and of competition […]

Wenatchee rallies for family-wage jobs

The North Central Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO hosted a Family-Wage Jobs Rally on June 24 at Wenatchee’s Memorial Park featuring some union member fellowship, live music and a few speakers addressing the desperate need for good family-wage jobs in Central Washington. Here’s a video coverage of the event produced by Kathy Cummings, Communications Director […]

Washington’s edge: Its aerospace workforce

The unionized aerospace workers in Washington state are the highest skilled workforce in the nation. That is one of the many reasons why Boeing and other aerospace companies have thrived — and continue to thrive — in Washington state. The following video — produced by Washington State Labor Council Communications Director Kathy Cummings on behalf […]

The substantial evidence against Boeing

This video, produced by the International Association of Machinists, explains the details of the NLRB case against The Boeing Co., in which the company is accused of retaliating against its unionized Machinists for exercising their legal right to strike by moving 787 assembly work to South Carolina.  

Gregoire commits $3M to aerospace training

Here is a video report by Kathy Cummings, Communications Director of the Washington State Labor Council, from Tuesday’s press conference at Boeing’s Renton plant where Gov. Chris Gregoire committed $3 million in federal workforce training funds to training local aerospace industry workers.     This following report was originally posted at IAM 751’s blog. RENTON […]

A seat at the table for an injured worker?!

The “special” overtime legislation session is scheduled to end a week from today on May 23. As speculation mounts whether that’s enough time to pass the operating budget and other bills necessary to implement it, the Senate continues to hold the operating budget hostage to imposing House-opposed cuts in the workers’ compensation system and the […]

Download Tom Morello’s “Union Town” for

Tom Morello will soon release “Union Town,” an all-new digital album of union songs with all the proceeds going to The America Works Labor Unity Find via Morello is known for his work as guitarist for the bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and released his first solo album in 2007 as The […]

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