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Support ILWU Local 9 at the Sea-Tac Airport
While working under an extended agreement for more than two years, ILWU Local 9 members successfully fought off manager attempts to privatize new security work, securing good wages and conditions for new Full Employee Screener hires. All the while, Port staff have refused to bargain fairly with Local 9 – obstructing progress, undermining rights protections, and acting like corporate bosses rather than public servants. Managers even called armed police on Local 9 members in response to a heated bargaining conversation. It’s time again to take action and demand the Port respect and retain people who keep our airport running.
What: Support ILWU Local 9 at the Sea-Tac Airport
When: Tuesday, March 28th, 12:45 p.m.
Where: South end of baggage claim, Sea-Tac Airport, 17801 International Boulevard, Seattle
Contact: ILWU Organizer Jon Brier for more information 206-851-7177.   

Rally to Demand a Responsible Contractor Policy at Amazon
The discrimination that security and service workers at Amazon have faced is well documented and complaints continue to come to light. SEIU Local 6 is on the frontline of fighting for justice and a voice on the job for these workers. Next week they will host a rally demanding that Amazon develop and follow a responsible contractor policy for all service workers. Standing in solidarity is one way in which our Labor community can emphasize to Amazon the importance of respecting all workers.   
What: Rally to Demand a Responsible Contractor Policy at Amazon
When: Friday, March 31st, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Amazon, 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle

Picket and Rally for Quality Care at EvergreenHealth
Social workers, nursing assistants, case managers, dietary and housekeeping staff and more from EvergreenHealth are set to picket the medical center next week in a fight for better jobs and better care for their community. Workers are suffering financial abuse as the company demands increases of employee healthcare contributions, even while the cost of insurance has gone down. Together we can help stress to EvergreenHealth that their workers, and the community they care for, deserve respect and quality, affordable care.
What: Picket and Rally for Quality Care at EvergreenHealth
When: Wednesday, March 29th, 4:30 p.m. Picket, 5:30 p.m. Rally
Where: EvergreenHealth, 12040 NE 128th St, Kirkland (park at Trader Joe’s and walk two blocks to the rally). 

#TeamTeresa is Going Door-to-Door and Can Use Your Help
Our endorsed candidate for Seattle City Council, Position 8, Teresa Mosqueda, is hosting her first canvass. Teresa is a proven winner on policy issues around paid sick leave, minimum wage increase, childcare, homelessness and more. Time and again she has delivered. Let’s return the favor and share with the community that she’ll fight and win for them.
What: #TeamTeresa Canvass
When: Saturday, April 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: WSLC, 321 16th Avenue South Seattle

Build Our Movement – Union Summer 2017
Last year, the Union Summer program was a huge success and launched a new generation into union activism. The paid internship provided hands-on organizing experience in partnership with eight labor organizations including Machinists 751; SEIU’s 775, 925 and 1199NW; Teamsters 117; Unite Here 8; and the WSLC. This year we are inviting your organization to be a part too! Can you sponsor an intern? Come to the info session for details.  
What: Union Summer Info Session
When: Wednesday, April 12th, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Avenue, Seattle
RSVP: Amy Woodward by Wednesday, April 5th, if you plan to attend.

COPE Interviews – Save the Date
What: South King County Early Endorsement Interviews
When: SATURDAY, April 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Suite 307, Teamsters Hall, 14675 Interurban Avenue, Tukwila
RSVP:  Katie Garrow if you plan to attend.

What: City Attorney and Council Member Gonzalez
When: Tuesday, April 18th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 208, MLKCLC, 2800 1st Avenue, Seattle
RSVP:  Katie Garrow if you plan to attend.

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