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Winner’s Ball - Let’s Celebrate!
Have you wanted to bend the ear of electeds but didn’t know where to find them? Winner’s Ball is our celebration of the political progress we made during the 2016 elections. It’s also an opportunity to talk about the issues important to you and your Local, with the people who can make a difference. Elected officials from across King County will be in attendance.  
When: Wednesday, December 7th; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Hall 1, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Avenue
Facebook: RSVP on Facebook..

We’re Hiring a New Staff Person
We do great work with a small staff at the MLKCLC. If you or someone you know enjoys working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, loves data and budgeting please consider applying. View the job posting.
When: Posting closes December 23rd.
Where: Resumes, cover letters and professional references to

2016 Emerging Leaders Conference
Great things happen at the Emerging Leaders Conference and at the very least you’ll leave the conference inspired to tackle the challenges of today’s labor movement. You still have time to register. Participants will get training on Labor-Community Coalitions featuring Casa Latina; Social Media Activism with 21 Progress; and Organizing from the Perspective of Race and Gender with SEIU 1199NW. Download the registration form.
When: Friday December 9th – Sunday December 11th
Where: Building C, South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Avenue S

Snow Ball - Ingersoll 40th Anniversary
Join Ingersoll Center for their annual community party and an evening of fun and friendship. Food, drink and entertainment are provided. This event is all ages.
When: Saturday, December 3rd; doors open at 6:30 p.m.; party at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bertha Knight Landes Room, Seattle City Hall, 601 5th Avenue (enter on 5th Avenue side)
$25 presale and at the door.  

WA Fair Trade Coalition Fundraiser
When: Tuesday, December 6th, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Where: Machinists District Lodge 751, 9125 15th Place S
RSVP: Gillian Locascio, 206-227-3079

King County CLUW Year-end Celebration
Sisters and Brothers come out and join the King County CLUW Chapter celebrating another year of activism, organizing and growth as they seek to position themselves to do and be more active within the labor movement and our community.
When: Thursday, December 8th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Machinists District Lodge 751, 1500 S 91st St, Seattle
RSVP: Tasha West Baker, 206-399-9861

MLKCLC Committee Meetings
Political Action Committee – meets as needed. Next meeting: Monday, December 12th at 4 p.m. in Room 208 of the Seattle Labor Temple. Take part in a postmortem discussion on the 2016 election; a SWOT analysis for 2017; and committee structure going forward. For more information on the Political Action Committee, contact Katie Garrow

Diversity Committee – meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 of the Seattle Labor Temple. Date change for next meeting: Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 of the Seattle Labor Temple. This month the committee will be planning around hosting a job fair at the 35th Annual M.L. King Day Celebration at Garfield High School in January. For more information on the Diversity Committee, contact co-chair Mike Andrew

Mobilization Committee – meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Date change for next meeting: Wednesday, December 14th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 of the Seattle Labor Temple. For more information on the Mobilization Committee, contact co-chairs Ulysses Hillard or Sal Ponce

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Looking for more local labor news? You can count on the Washington State Labor Council’s online publication, The Stand, to keep you informed.

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