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Delegate Meeting June 21st

Next Wednesday, delegates will hear a presentation from the King County Executive's office about "Access for All," Prop 1. "Access for All" opens the door for students to step into King County's renown arts and cultural community by removing some of the barriers to participation.

Reminder: No July delegate meeting. As in years past, the July meeting is canceled so that delegates may attend the WSLC Convention in Vancouver, WA. The next delegate meeting will be August 16th and is the first meeting in which child care will be provided. More details to come. 
What: MLKCLC Delegate Meeting 
When: Wednesday, June 21st, 6:00 p.m. 
Where: Hall 1, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Avenue, Seattle

Union Summer Is Back and It's Going to Be Hot

The 2nd Annual MLKCLC Union Summer internship program kicks off on Tuesday, June 20th. Twelve interns have been selected and will get firsthand experience in union organizing, canvassing, and strategic campaigns. Development will also include weekly education sessions, provided by the Labor Education and Research Center, about labor history and intersecting struggles, such as the fight for racial equity or immigrant rights in the workplace, along with crucial skills such as communication and organizing.  The interns have wide-ranging experiences through lives and work and those experiences will be broadened by connecting with organized labor throughout the next six weeks. The following unions are sponsoring and/or helping to develop interns: UFCW Local 21, IUOE Local 286, SEIU 199NW, IAM DL 751, the WSLC and the MLKCLC.

#DoorKnockTheBlock with Team Teresa

Tomorrow you have another volunteer opportunity to hit the block in Queen Anne, with our union sister, Teresa Mosqueda and Councilwoman Sally Bagshaw. Teresa is one of the best the Labor Movement has produced. Her work ethic and attention to details to create good policy are unparalleled and as a Seattle City Councilwoman, she will fight to create healthy workplaces and communities for us all. Democracy Vouchers: if you don't have time to join the walk, stop by to drop off vouchers, take a selfie and grab a cup of coffee with Teresa.
What: Door Knock the Block with Teresa    
When: Saturday, June 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Fire Fighters Local 27, 517 2nd Avenue West

Labor for Teresa Canvass Dates

What: Team Teresa Doorbelling
When: Saturday, July 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 28th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Avenue, Seattle

COPE Interviews

9:00 a.m. – Judge David Mann, Court of Appeals, Division 1 
9:30 a.m. – Judge Michael Spearman, Court of Appeals, Division 1
10:00 a.m. – Sharry Edwards, Federal Way City Council, Position 4
10:30 a.m. – Dennis Martinez, Tukwila City Council, Position 5
11:00 a.m. – Rituja Indapure, Sammamish City Council, Position 5
11:30 a.m. – Minal Kode Ghassemieh, Sammamish City Council, Position 3
Noon – 1 p.m. BREAK
1:15 p.m. – Roger Flygare, Federal Way City Council, Position 6
2:00 p.m. – Scott Lindsey, Seattle City Attorney
2:45 p.m. – John Urquhart, King County Sherriff
3:30 p.m. – Zachary DeWolf, Seattle School Board, District 5
4:00 p.m. – Andre Helmstetter, Seattle School Board, District 5
4:15 p.m. – Ty Pethe, Seattle City Council, Position 9 
What: COPE Interviews 
When: Monday, June 19th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Where: Room 208, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Avenue

#LaborTakesSoKing Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Wherever you live in South King County, we have an event or volunteer opportunity for you.

What: Zak Idan for Tukwila City Council Kickoff
When: Saturday, June 17th, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Where: Starbucks, 13038 Interurban Avenue S., Tukwila

What: Shaunie Wheeler for SeaTac City Council Doorbelling
When: Saturday, June 24th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Where: IBEW Local 77, 19415 International Blvd, SeaTac

What: Larry Brown for Auburn City Council Doorbelling    
When: Saturday, July 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Where: IAM District Lodge 751, 201 A St., Auburn

What: Labor for Burien Doorbelling
When: Saturday, July 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Where: Burien Press, 423 SW 152nd St., Burien

What: Labor for Kent Doorbelling
When: Saturday, July 22nd, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Where: Kent Education Association, 10427 SE 244th St., Kent

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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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