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Mass Transit Now! Day of Action
Tomorrow is the grand opening of the Sound Transit Angle Lake Light Rail Station and we’re celebrating. Join us for a press conference, canvass and BBQ. Help us remind the community to vote YES on Regional Prop 1/(ST3).
When: Saturday, September 24th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. press conference; 11:00 a.m. canvass; 2:00 p.m. BBQ)
Where: Sound Transit Angle Lake Station, 28th Avenue S and S 200th St, SeaTac (press conference and canvass); IBEW 77, 19415 International Blvd, SeaTac (BBQ)
Contact: Katie Garrow for more information
Facebook: Share our event on Facebook!

Tell the Port of Seattle “No Union Busting!” Rally at SeaTac Airport
First they came for the taxi drivers, then they came for the massage therapists, now they’re coming for the janitors. Stand with us and tell the Port of Seattle to stop using RFPs as a tool to dismantle workers’ hard won workplace rights. Join us for a rally in the Arrivals Hall at the south end of the airport. Post rally we’ll walk to the Commission meeting (in the airport) with our demands.
When: Tuesday, September 27th, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: SeaTac International Airport – Arrivals Hall (south end of the airport), 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158
Facebook: Share our event on Facebook!

Picket the Anti-Union Freedom Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser
Join Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS), a group of rank-and-file labor activists from many unions, to picket the Freedom Foundation's annual fundraiser to protest the Freedom Foundation’s goal is to “defund and bankrupt public employee unions.” They are demanding state agencies turn over contact info of all unionized state workers and plan to contact the workers at home and pressure them to withdraw from their unions.
When: Friday, September 23rd, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Westin, NE 6th Street and Bellevue Way NE
Contact: Jay Herzmark at 206-947-7012 for more information.

South King County Community Chat
This third segment of the Community Chat series will focus on Sound Transit 3. Come and get your questions answered regarding the benefits of our region’s largest transportation project.
When: Saturday, September 24th, 2:00 p.m.
Where: IBEW 77, 19415 International Blvd, SeaTac
Contact: Shaunie Wheeler for more information.

PSARA Lunch and Learn – Protecting, Strengthening and Expanding Social Security & Medicare for All Generations
PSARA President, Robby Stern will lead a discussion about why we need to expand Social Security & Medicare and what we need to do to achieve that goal. Lunch ($4) will be served to the first 150 participants
When: Monday, September 26th, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent
RSVP: Susan Levy at outreachvp@psara.org or 206-448-9646. 

En Camino Annual Gala for Casa Latina
Join Casa Latina for a night of inspiration and solidarity as we journey together "en camino" (on the road) and work for the full participation of the Latino community in our democracy!
When: Saturday, October 1st, 6:00 p.m. cocktails; 7:00 p.m. dinner
Where: The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Avenue
Register: En Camino Gala

Pramila Jayapal Fundraiser at Mamnoon
When: Sunday, September 25th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mamnoon Restaurant, 1508 Melrose Avenue, Seattle
RSVP: Online or by contacting Angela Mata via email or phone at 512-934-2585

Seattle Adopts Secure Scheduling!

Seattle City Council approves worker-scheduling law
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/retail/seattle-council-approves-worker-scheduling-law/
Seattle Times
9/19/2016

Seattle passes new scheduling rules for hourly workers
http://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-passes-new-scheduling-rules-for-hourly-workers
KOMO
9/19/2016
“New rights are coming for tens of thousands of workers across Seattle” Jeffrey James, Starbucks barista

Seattle passes ‘secure scheduling’ law that will affect thousands
http://q13fox.com/2016/09/19/seattle-passes-secure-scheduling-law-affecting-thousands/
Q13
9/19/2016

Seattle passes historic secure scheduling law
http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/seattle-city-council-to-take-final-vote-on-secure-scheduling-law/447482478
KIRO 7
9/19/2016
“With this law passing, I will be able to know what days I'm really working to plan for child care, health care appointments and finally will be able to attend school functions for my three kids,” said grocery worker Jeanette Randle.
“It would also help my friends who get their hours cut from time to time by being able to be reimbursed on 50 percent of that. I believe that will help them know what pay they are getting every week instead of having to guess,” said Jeffery James.


Seattle approves new scheduling rules for hourly workers
http://www.king5.com/news/local/seattle/seattle-to-decide-new-scheduling-rules-for-hourly-workers/321614593
KING-5
9/19/2016
SEATTLE - The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved a new law designed to give hourly retail and food-service workers more predictability in their scheduling.

Beginning Next Year, Seattle's Fast Food and Big Box Employees Will Get More Control Over their Work Schedules
http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2016/09/19/24568227/beginning-next-year-seattles-fast-food-and-big-box-employees-will-get-more-control-over-their-work-schedules
9/19/2016
Ten months after fast food workers and baristas took to the streets in downtown Seattle to demand fairer scheduling practices, the Seattle City Council has approved a law giving them more control over when and how they work.

Take Action!
Picket the Anti-Union Freedom Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser
When: Friday, September 23rd, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Westin, NE 6th Street and Bellevue Way NE
Contact: Jay Herzmark at 206-947-7012 for more information.

Mass Transit Now! Day of Action
When: Saturday, September 24th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(10:00 a.m. press conference; 11:00 a.m. canvass; 2:00 p.m. BBQ)
Where: Sound Transit Angle Lake Station, 28th Avenue S and S 200th St, SeaTac (press conference and canvass); IBEW 77, 19415 International Blvd, SeaTac (BBQ)
Contact: Katie Garrow for more information
Facebook: Share our event on Facebook!

South King County Community Chat
When: Saturday, September 24th, 2:00 p.m.
Where: IBEW 77, 19415 International Blvd, SeaTac
Contact: Shaunie Wheeler for more information.

Tell the Port of Seattle “No Union Busting!” Rally at SeaTac Airport
When: Tuesday, September 27th, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: SeaTac International Airport – Arrivals Hall (south end of the airport), 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158
Facebook: Share our event on Facebook!

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