April 19, 2019
Weekly Update: April 19
MLK Labor Endorses Lisa Herbold in Seattle D1 and 8 others across South King County
This week, MLK Labor delegates voted to endorse eight candidates running for municipal office in South King County and Lisa Herbold in Seattle District 1. This follows earlier Seattle endorsements for Debora Juarez, and fellow delegates Andrew Lewis and Emily Myers.
We are gearing up for several high-profile elections in 2019. We’re hoping to build off successes in Burien and Auburn two years ago by electing more union members to office.
You can track our 2019 endorsements at MLKLabor.org/endorsements.
Monday: Earth Day Rally for Transit Passes at UW
On Earth Day (Monday), a group of UW employees and community organizations are holding a rally and press conference calling on UW to provide fully-subsidized transit passes to ALL UW employees.
About half the UW workforce already won free transit passes starting on July 1. But we believe all employees deserve this benefit. This is more than a worker issue — it’s about climate justice.
If you can, please join workers on Monday!
Otherwise, you can email UW administration here and tell them to provide all employees a free transit pass.
What: Rally for Transit Passes for All UW Employees
When: Earth Day // Monday, April 22, 2019 // 11:30 AM
Where: University of Washington Light Rail Station
April 27: Labor Canvass for Emily Myers in Seattle District 4
Join us for the first labor canvass of the year. We’re knocking on doors for our UAW 4121 sister Emily Myers who is running for Seattle City Council in District 4. We’ll be talking our union neighbors about why we need a scientist and union leader like Emily on the city council.
What: Labor Canvass for Emily Myers
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 // 10 AM
Where: UAW 4121 // 2633 Eastlake Ave E, Ste 200
May Day: Support Organizing Amazon Security Officers
May 1 is International Workers Day! Join us as we rally for the rights of Amazon security officers to form a union.
Security officers on Amazon’s campus have faced discrimination, harassment, abuse, and wage theft. When they have tried to organize for dignity in the workplace, they’ve been threatened by their employer. Let’s show them they aren’t alone.
What: Rally to Support Amazon Security Officers Organizing
When: May Day // Wednesday, May 1, 2019 // 4-5 PM
Where: Amazon Doppler Building // 2021 7th Ave, Seattle, WA
April 30: Career Showcase at ShoWare
This biggest career fair of the year is coming to Kent on April 30. This is an opportunity to meet with over 100 employers, building trades training programs, and City of Kent Public Works.
What: Career Showcase at ShoWare
When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 // 2-5 PM
Where: accesso ShoWare Center
Cost: Free and open to all