Seattle Pride Parade this Sunday
Join with us as we walk in solidarity with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. MLKCLC Pride will have a Rosie the Riveter theme this year. We’ll have costumes on hand for those who like to dress up! #LoveNotHate
When: Sunday, June 26th at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Meet between Cherry St. and Columbia St. on 4th Avenue
Contact: Mike Andrew at 206-261-8110 if you have questions.
Seattle City Council Broadcast Resolution Vote
Following the 3-0 June 22nd committee vote to defend quality broadcast news, sponsoring councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Lisa Herbold, along with a coalition of community and labor members, will bring the broadcast media resolution to the full Seattle City Council at its June 27th meeting. The resolution calls for the council to support the highest quality public news via professional broadcasting in order to effectively inform the community in times of emergency.
When: Monday, June 27th at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 2
Contact: Angela Marshall, IBEW Local 46, and/or Dave Twedell, IATSE Local 600, for more information.
Union Summer – Week One
Union Summer, 6/21-7/30, is a paid internship ($15/hr) providing hands-on organizing experience. Eight labor organizations (Machinists 751; SEIU’s 775, 925 and 1199NW; Teamsters 117; Unite Here 8; and the WSLC) are sponsoring or partnering to work with our 20 passionate interns. The interns will assist with a variety of campaigns and projects throughout Western Washington. This week interns participated in a two-day orientation facilitated by LERC, met with the Raise Up Washington campaign and are headed to the Machinists 751 member appreciation event on Saturday in Monroe and Puyallup. Please welcome them into our community!
Pictured from L-R Interns Rodrigo Perez and Anita Ibarra, 7th CD Congressional Candidate Pramila Jayapal and Intern Bryan Rivera at the June 22nd, Arty Party fundraiser for PSARA.
Free Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education (PACE) Training
Are you (or someone you know) interested in getting free training to enter the high-paying world of union construction apprenticeships? Attend an orientation class to see if this is the program for you.
When: Tuesday, June 28th (more dates and locations available)
Where: Federal Way Library – 848 S. 320th St., Federal Way (more dates and locations available)
For more info: Diane Davies at 206-947-5362
Marcus Courtney Campaign Kick-off
View the flier.
When: Monday, June 27th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Sunlight Café, 6403 Roosevelt Way, Seattle
Paid Parental Leave Town Hall
Guaranteed Paid Parental Leave is both a workers’ rights and a women’s rights issue. All workers, regardless of their gender identity or family configuration, should have an opportunity to bond with and care for their newly born or adopted children. The time we spend with our children in their first months is crucial to their health and development. But today in Seattle, thousands of working people do not enjoy this basic human right. It’s time to change this. In the coming months, municipal unions will enter negotiations with the city on a new paid leave plan. Let’s stand with our city union sisters and brothers, and in doing so stand up for paid leave for all workers who need it.
When: Saturday, July 30th, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 First Avenue, Hall 1
Looking for more local labor news? You can count on the Washington State Labor Council’s online publication, The Stand, to keep you informed.