February 22, 2019
Weekly Update: February 22
Join us SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 for Labor Prom
The time has come for the biggest Labor Party of the Year — Labor Prom. We’re brining Summer in February to Kent. All workers are invited to spend Saturday night celebrating labor’s victories over the past year.
There will be a 60’s cover band, a pig roast provided by SPOG, an open bar, and childcare on site. The most exciting part of the evening will be crowning a six-person rank-and-file labor court that we’re calling “King County’s Union Workers of the Year.”
LERC Reopening Celebration Is This Weekend
Tonight, the Labor Education & Research Center (LERC) is having the banquet for their Reopening Celebration. It will be held at South Seattle College in Georgetown from 5-8 PM and features a keynote address by AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre.
Then on Saturday, LERC continues their celebration with a conference on the Future of Jobs and Organizing from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM at South Seattle College (Georgetown). The deadline to RSVP is next Tuesday. Get tickets here: https://goo.gl/forms/up5mBiOD1iwx1Tad2
Come learn about Labor’s future tomorrow before heading off to party at Labor Prom!
MLK Labor Makes Early Seattle City Council Endorsements
MLK Labor delegates, which are composed of several hundred rank-and-file union members and leaders, voted Thursday night to endorse Emily Myers in District 4 and Andrew Lewis in District 7 for the Seattle City Council.
Both Emily and Andrew are active union members and will bring a working-class perspective to the city hall. You can read our full press release on the endorsements here.
These are the first candidate endorsements made by the labor council in 2019. MLK Labor will be considering endorsements in all districts throughout the election cycle.