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Pray-In Protest Against Amazon’s Religious Discrimination
Join security workers, interfaith groups, labor unions and supporters for the “PRAY-IN & Help Defend America’s Diversity & Freedom of Religion.” Muslim security workers say they have experienced religious discrimination—including verbal harassment and even termination—while employed by Amazon and the companies they sub-contract with. View the flier.  
When: Friday, February 17th, NOON sharp
Where: 440 Terry Ave N, Seattle
Contact: Angie Rayfield at 206-850-5021 or for more information.

Non-Violent Direct Action Training
Immigrants, Refugees and Communities of Color have been using Non-Violent Direct Action for generations to defend our communities and advance our rights. Come learn about the basics as we discuss how to plan an effective direct action, techniques that can be used, legal implications and role-play putting those skills to action. This workshop will center the voices of immigrants, refugees and people of color.

When: Saturday, February 18th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Teamsters Hall, 14675 Interurban Ave S #307, Tukwila
RSVP: if you plan to attend and/or would like Spanish interpretation.
Facebook: Nonviolent Direct Action Training  

Let Rep. Reichert Hear Our Voice
Next week, Congress will be home to hear directly from their constituents. But Republican House members from our state have not scheduled town halls or other public events. King County voices must be heard. Join Labor, faith, and community groups as they petition and rally to voice their concerns about attacks on workers, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, and the “Muslim ban” that has sown chaos across airports and torn families apart. As an elected representative, it is Dave Reichert’s duty to hear their constituents’ concerns.
When: Thursday, February 23rd, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Reichert’s Issaquah office, 22605 SE 56th Street, Suite 130
Facebook: Hear Our Voice Congressional Week of Action

Get on the Bus for Charles Rolland African American Legislative Day
The APRI Seattle and Tacoma Chapters continue with their long history of social justice advocacy by partnering with the WA Christian Leaders Coalition and the Commission on African American Affairs to mobilize on the Capitol for The People’s Movement Campaign.” The MLKCLC has sponsored a charter bus for this event and pickups will be scheduled along the route. Call the number below, through Sunday, February 19th, for a pickup location.
What: Charles Rolland African American Legislative Day
When: Monday, February 20th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Columbia Room, WA State Capitol
Free Charter Bus: Contact 206-770-7697

MLKCLC Leadership School
This school is part of a suite of programs that we are offering this year in our mission to develop new leaders and to sharpen the skills of leaders that are already established. Are you a union brother ready to take your shop steward skills to the next level? Do you know a union sister that would be an outstanding business rep.? Don’t miss this chance to harness the power of the Labor Education and Research Center!
What: Western WA Leadership School
When: Thursday, March 2nd – Saturday, March 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily – Graduation Ceremony, March 4th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
South Seattle College - Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Avenue South, Building C

Sign up: Register here!

Constituency Group Meeting Notices
(A. Philip Randolph Institute) typically meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 of the Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 First Avenue, Seattle. Due to President’s Day, the next meeting will move to February 27th. 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: March 11thFor 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 6:00 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle. (Next meeting: February 21st)
For more information on CBTU, e-mail

CLUW (Coalition of Labor Union Women) meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle. For more information on CLUW, e-mail

LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement) meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Seattle Machinists Hall, 9125 15th Pl S, South Park (Next meeting: March 14th) 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)

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

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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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