August 17, 2018
Weekly Update: August 17
Labor Day Block Party and Cookout
Mark your calendars for the annual Labor Day Block Party and Cookout! This is a free, family friendly event. We’re looking forward to deepening existing relationships and making new friends within the community. Come celebrate with us!
What: Annual Union Labor Day Block Party and Cookout
When: Monday, September 3 at 11 a.m.
Where: Burien Town Square Park // 15100 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA
Westin Worker Community Briefing
On August 21, UNITE HERE Local 8 is hosting a community briefing on the future of hotel work in Seattle. Community members will hear directly from Westin workers about our vision for the future and the threats we must overcome to get there.
Workers will brief the community on new automation and “efficiency” measures in the hospitality industry; the impacts of Seattle’s affordability crisis; and local and national attacks on union, immigrant, and women workers. They’ll also lay out how they’re taking these challenges head on through contract negotiations with Marriott.
Join us to learn more about the campaign and how you can support hotel workers as our contract negotiations progress this summer.
What: Westin Worker Community Briefing
When: Tuesday, August 21 // 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gethsemane Lutheran Church // 911 Stewart St., Seattle, WA