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Tell Governor Inslee: #RealRaises now!
Substandard pay has created a recruitment and retention crisis in our state resulting in crushing workloads, unsafe jobs and lower quality public services. Sign the petition to demand that Governor Inslee pay State Employees at market rate for the services they provide. How else can you help? Attend the Invest in Washington Rally at the Capitol.
When: Wednesday, August 31st, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: State Capitol Legislative Building Rotunda, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia – RSVP to arrange a bus ride to the rally.
Contact: Sean Dannen, 800-562-6002, for more information

PAC Kickoff Meeting!
When: Wednesday, August 31st, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple – Room 208, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle

Sound Transit 3 Trainings
Are you interested in hosting a training on Sound Transit 3 at your Union Hall or worksite? Contact Katie Garrow to coordinate.

Fair Trade Music Venues and Union Musicians
Great music is being performed all across the state this summer. Visit Fair Trade Music Seattle to get a list of venues that support paying musicians a living wage. And if you’re hosting your own gig, consider hiring union musicians.

Save the Date – Secure Scheduling Vote
On August 9th the Seattle City Council announced the Secure Scheduling proposal. On August 16th the Council hosted another hearing on the matter. We are calling on allies to attend the Committee vote that will send the measure to the full Council.
When: Tuesday, September 13th, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Seattle City Council, 600 4th Ave between James and Cherry

TONIGHT: Rock Against the TPP

The second stop on the Rock Against the TPP tour is in Seattle. International, Hip hop artist Talib Kweli is the headliner and the event is hosted by Golden Globe nominated actress Evangeline Lilly. Also performing are comedian Hari Kondabolu, Anti-Flag (acoustic), punkers Downtown Boys, Danbert Nobacon of Chumbawamba, and many more. Rock Against the TPP is a concert tour to stop the democracy killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). (See SPEEA delegate to MLKCLC Stan Sorscher’s excellent reporting on the TPP in the Huffington Post.)
When: Friday, August 19th, 5:00 p.m. teach-in; 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. concert
Where: Showbox SODO, 1700 1st Ave S, Seattle
Sign up for FREE tickets here. All Ages. Wheelchair accessible.
Facebook: Share the invite with your friends on Facebook.

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Invest in Washington Rally at the Capitol
When: Wednesday, August 31st, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: State Capitol Legislative Building Rotunda, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia – RSVP to arrange a bus ride to the rally.
Contact: Sean Dannen, 800-562-6002, for more information

PAC Kickoff Meeting
When: Wednesday, August 31st, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple – Room 208, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle

Labor Day Celebration
When: Monday, September 5th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple – Hall 1, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle
Facebook: Share the invite with your friends on Facebook

Save the Date – Secure Scheduling Vote
When: Tuesday, September 13th, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Seattle City Council, 600 4th Ave between James and Cherry

Stay Connected!
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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