Weekly Update: June 22

June 22, 2018

Weekly Update: June 22

Rally at the Westin for Hotel Workers

Next Wednesday at 4 p.m., Seattle Westin workers who are UNITE HERE Local 8 members will hold a rally to launch contract negotiations and call on Marriott, the world’s largest and richest hotel company, to provide one job that is enough for hotel workers!

Let’s show Marriott that Seattle supports it’s hotel workers!

What: One Job Should Be Enough! Westin Rally for a Fair Contract
When: Wednesday, June 27 at 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Ave).

RSVP to the Facebook event here.


March with Labor at the Seattle Pride Parade

Join Pride At Work and MLK Labor to celebrate our LGBTQ members, friends, and neighbors at the Seattle Pride Parade. Bring your banners and wear your colors. For more info, contact Mike Andrew, msand76@hotmail.com, 206-261-8110.

When: Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m.
Where: Gather at the corner of 4th Avenue & Madison Street, downtown Seattle. We are Contingent #88 (out of 200+).


Janus Decision Likely on Monday

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Janus v. AFSCME case will likely happen this Monday, and will certainly come in the next week.

The day it happens, we’ll find out between 7 and 8 a.m. and Field Mobilization teams from several public-employee unions are planning to have a Coordinated Day of Action response that will include solidarity rallies from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that day at the following locations:

  • Seattle: Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
  • Everett: Worker’s Memorial Courtyard (by the Snohomish County Courthouse) facing Wetmore Ave.
  • Olympia: (Mondays only, starting at 2 p.m.) — State Capitol, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW, Olympia, WA, 98504
  • Tacoma: Federal Courthouse, 1717 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

It’s very important that on the day of the Janus decision we control the message and show our solidarity. The solidarity rallies’ theme is “Together We Rise!”  Hashtags are #TogetherWeRise #UnionStrong and #ThisIsWhyImUnion.

Remember, nobody can tell workers how strong their unions are going to be.


Gary Kanter Presents “A Night of Labor Unity!”

The rights and protections of working families are under under attack by the rich and powerful. The only way to halt this tide is for all workers — union and non-union — to stand together.

Join us for a night of labor music and commentary with troubadours Gary Kanter, Tom Rawson, and Mike Dumovich along with special musical guests and representatives of the labor community. Learn about the tactics being used by the one percent and how to thwart them.

What: Gary Kanter Presents “A Night of Labor Unity!”
When: Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m.
Where: Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe // 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

RSVP to the Facebook event here.