March 8, 2019
Weekly Update: March 8
Informational Picket Against Alaska Airlines on Tuesday
Join IAM Local 2202 for an informational picket against Alaska Airlines on Tuesday (3/12) from 11-12:30.
Local 2202 is in the midst of an epic contract fight with Alaska and needs the support of the labor community! Their message is: “No more outsourcing, no more subcontracting, we need to know that we have a future with this company.”
The rally starts at 11 at IAM 2202 HQ at 19415 International Blvd, SeaTac, Washington 98188.
Happy International Women’s Day
Today is International Women’s Day! Everywhere you look in King County, powerful women are leading our labor movement. There are too many to mention but we gave shout outs to some of the leaders in the link below. Thank you to all the women who are making the world a better place for workers.
Monday: Meet the Amazon Tech Workers Standing Up for Climate Action
Our next MLK Labor Climate Caucus will meet this coming Monday, March 11 at 5:30 PM at the Seattle Labor Temple in Hall 6 on the first floor. We’re really excited about this meeting! We’ll be hearing a presentation from Amazon tech workers and shareholders about how they are organizing around climate change.
When: Monday, March 11 // 5:30 PM
Where: Seattle Labor Temple Hall 6
Saturday: Book Launch for High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light
Come out tomorrow (March 10) for the book launch for “High Voltage Women: Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light.”
This is local labor historian Ellie Belew’s latest book. It’s the story of ten women who entered the utility’s male-dominated electrical trades beginning in the 1970s. Belew is joined by pioneer tradeswoman Megan Cornish, who was one of the pathbreakers at City Light.
When: Saturday, March 9 // 7 PM
Where: Washington State Labor Council Building, 321 16th Ave. S., Seattle
Cost: Free. No-Host Bar. Refreshments $5-10.