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Glacier NW decision: ‘This changes nothing’

Washington state’s labor movement stands with Teamsters 174, says workers will continue to organize and strike   The following is a press release jointly issued today by Teamsters Local 174, MLK Labor and the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: SEATTLE (June 1, 2023) — Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Glacier Northwest […]

AFL-CIO’s Shuler: Glacier NW decision will not deter workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jun 1, 2023) — The following is a statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler released today regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in Glacier Northwest Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters: Today, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with corporations over working people. But when the facts are revealed on remand, it will be clear the […]

AFL-CIO hails Biden deal to avert GOP’s manufactured crisis

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 1, 2023) — AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler released the following statement on the agreement reached Tuesday between President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on lifting the debt limit and approving a budget deal to avert economic catastrophe: “For months, extremist House Republicans have held our […]

Here’s how you can support CUNA strikers in Wisconsin

The following is from the Wisconsin AFL-CIO: MADISON, Wisc. (May 23, 2023) — More than 450 union members of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 39 are on an unfair labor practice strike that began Friday, May 19 at CUNA Mutual Group in Madison. OPEIU Local 39 members have been attempting to […]

Antioch University faculty condemn Ohio Senate Bill 83

SEIU 925: Nationwide faculty, alumnus WA State Sen. Bob Hasegawa urge Antioch to oppose harmful legislation   The following is from SEIU 925: (May 19, 2023) — Antioch University faculty across the country on Wednesday called upon the university to oppose Ohio’s Senate Bill 83. The bill, in part, would ban all “controversial beliefs or […]

Study: Kroger-Albertsons merger will cost workers over $300M

Study shows the limiting competition for grocery labor will cost Seattle-area workers more than $17 million. Layoffs and reduced hours would make the damage even worse.   The following is from the Economic Policy Institute: WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 9, 2023) — In October 2022, Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the U.S., announced plans to […]

It’s official: Unions help build greater wealth

New analysis finds working-class union households hold four times the wealth as nonunion counterparts   The following is from the Center for American Progress: WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 5, 2023) — Many Americans today struggle with low levels of savings, but unions offer working families a viable path to improving their financial well-being. Wealth is the […]

How Republican spending cuts will hurt Washington state

DelBene and local advocates for families, housing, retirees outline the damage   KIRKLAND, Wash. (May 5, 2023) — Last week, House Republicans passed a bill that would have disastrous consequences for Washingtonians. On a 217-215 vote, Washington Republican Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse both voted to approve the “Limit, Save, Grow Act,” which […]

AFT leader sets pandemic record straight; GOP attacks fall flat

The following is from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT): WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2023) — American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten delivered a stirring defense of the nation’s educators at a hearing of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic on Wednesday, debunking myths and hailing efforts to help kids and safely […]

GOP holds economy hostage in effort to slash jobs, programs

AFL-CIO: McCarthy’s reckless debt ceiling plan is an affront to working people   WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 27, 2023) — House Republicans on Wednesday voted 217-215 to pass legislation that would force major cuts in federal spending in exchange for extending the government’s borrowing authority into next year. Washington Republican Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan […]

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