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Union Jobs Fair
The MLKCLC Diversity Committee presents a Union Jobs Fair. Come meet employers and unions that are hiring now in aerospace, transit, construction, law enforcement and more.
When: Wednesday, October 28th, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: South Seattle College Georgetown, 6737 Corson Ave. S, Bldg. E, 3rd Floor
Flyers are available in English and Spanish (for electronic use only).


2015 MLKCLC Labor Neighbor
We need your help! Tuesday and Thursday phone banks are in full swing. Please sign up today! Ask your local to adopt a night.

What: Phonebanking, Local King County Races
When: Every Thursday, October 8th to October 29th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
             Friday, October 30th, 1:00 p.m. – 4: 00 p.m.
             WA-YELL, Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders

Where: IAM District 751, 9125 15th Ave S., Seattle
Contact MLKCLC Political Director Dianne Gross to volunteer.

What: Phonebanking for Carol Gregory, 30th Legislative District
When: Every Tuesday, October 6th to October 27th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Where: UFCW 21, 5030 1st Ave S, Seattle

What: SuperWalk, for Carol Gregory, 30th Legislative District
When: Saturday, October 17th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: UA Local 32, 595 Monster Road SW #213, Renton
Contact WSLC Field Mobilization Director Lori Province to volunteer.

MLKCLC General Election Endorsements
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Endorsed Candidate Events
Volunteer for Union Sister Kshama Sawant!
American Federation of Teachers member Kshama Sawant is running for Seattle City Council as a 100% pro-union leader. Big business is spending an incredible amount of money trying to take her down. Join in the campaign to reelect our champion!

What: Doorbelling
When: Saturday, shifts at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Where: Pratt Park, East Yesler Way and 20th Avenue South, Seattle


What: Doorbelling
When: Sunday, shifts at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Where: Sawant campaign office, 126 10th Ave East, Seattle
For more information, call (206) 631-9480

What: Doorbelling
When: Weekdays at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Sawant campaign office, 126 10th Ave East, Seattle

Doorbelling Sign-Up Form
Phonebanking Sign-Up Form
For more information, call (206) 631-9480

Carol Gregory for 30th Legislative District Representative, Position 2
Help us get Carol Gregory elected in the 30th LD. Recurring weekly volunteer opportunities:
What: Phonebanking
When: Monday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: 30th LD Dems, 33505 13th Pl. S, Federal Way

What: Doorbelling
When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & Sunday, Noon – 4 p.m.
Where: 30th LD Dems, 33505 13th Pl. S, Federal Way

Claudia Balducci for Metropolitan King County Council, District 6

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Where: 14205 SE 36th Street, Bellevue 98006

What: Doorbelling
When: Every Saturday & Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Where: 14205 SE 36th Street, Bellevue
Weekday shifts are also available at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Call 509-901-1895 or email to schedule and get meet-up location.

Rob Johnson, Seattle City Council, Position 4
#WorkingWednesdays Doorbelling Kickoff
When: Wednesday, October 7th, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Vybe Communications Hub, 2226 Eastlake Avenue E, Seattle

What: Labor Joins Rob on the Doors
When: Saturday, October 24th, 11:00 a.m.
Questions and RSVPs can be sent directly to me at

Vandana Slatter for Bellevue City Council, Position 5
Meet and support Vandana Slatter
When: Friday, October 2nd, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Don and Ruth Marsh Residence, 4411 137th Ave SE, Bellevue
RSVP to Katherine, or 206-486-5913.

What: Phonebanking
When: Every Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 14205 SE 36th Street, Suite 100, Bellevue

What: Doorbelling
When: Every weekend
Where: Contact Field Director Taemin Um, 425-638-9356, for meet-up location

Register to Vote
October 5th: Deadline to Register online, mail in a voter registration form. The Deadline to register in person at either the Renton King County Elections office or the Seattle voter registration annex is October 26th.

Best Starts for Kids
The Best Starts for Kids levy funds proven, preventative programs for children, giving them a better opportunity to reach their full potential in life. Healthier kids become healthier adults, benefiting our whole community. Sound Alliance is putting on two action assemblies, one in Kirkland and one in Seattle, to help get the message out about Best Starts for Kids.
Best Starts for Kids Action Assembly – Kirkland
When: Wednesday, October 14th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church - 308 4th Ave S, Kirkland

What: Best Starts for Kids Action Assembly – Seattle
When: Saturday, October 17, 7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Where: University Unitarian Church - 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle

What: Phonebanking
When: Thursday, October 15, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Children’s Alliance office, 718 6th Avenue South, Seattle
Contact Children’ Alliance Mobilization Director Siobhan Ring to volunteer.

Constituency Group Meeting Notices
APRI (A. Philip Randolph Institute) meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 of the Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 First Avenue, Seattle. (Next meeting: October 19th)
APRI Youth & Young Adult Chapter meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 715 23rd Ave. S., Seattle. (Next meeting: October 10th)
For more information on APRI and APRI Youth & Young Adult Chapter, e-mail

APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance) For information on APALA meetings, e-mail

CBTU (Coalition of Black Trade Unionists) meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle. (Next meeting: October 20th)
For more information on CBTU, e-mail

CLUW (Coalition of Labor Union Women) meets the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle. (Next meeting: October 5th) For more information on CLUW, e-mail

LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement) meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle (Next meeting: October 8th) For more information on LCLAA, e-mail

P@W (Pride at Work) For information on P@W meetings, e-mail

PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action) The Executive Board of PSARA meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle. (Next meeting: October 15th.) All PSARA members are welcome to attend.  For more information on PSARA, e-mail

WA YELL (Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders) For information on WA YELL meetings, e-mail

WSARA (Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans) For information on WSARA meetings, e-mail


Annual Fair Trade Breakfast Fundraiser
What: Washington Fair Trade Coalition Breakfast Fundraiser
Friday, November 20th, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: IAM District 751, 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle

Unions and organizations willing to sponsor a table should email Gillian Locascio of Washington Fair Trade Coalition at or call her at (206) 227-3079. For those who want to purchase individual tickets online, you can do so on

Stay Connected!
Keep up with MLKCLC by checking out our website or following our Facebook page. 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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