October 13, 2018
Weekly Update: October 12
Rally At The Westin Seattle — 4 PM Today
Hotel workers at the Westin Seattle have been in negotiations for a new union contract since June and are fighting to make one job enough to live in Seattle, raise our families, and retire with dignity.
In September, Westin workers voted 98% to authorize a strike. Marriott workers in Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, Detroit, Maui, and Honolulu are now on open-ended strikes.
Today at 4 PM, union tradeswomen from the Women Build Nations Conference and members of the community are rallying alongside housekeepers, cooks, dishwashers, servers, and other Westin hotel workers. As bargaining plays out inside the hotel, we will show our solidarity and power in the street outside.
What: Rally at the Westin Seattle
When: Friday, October 12 // 4 PM
Where: Westin Seattle // 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Help Elect Progressive Candidates In Washington
The mid-term elections are just weeks away and there are labor-backed candidates up and down the ballot that need our support. The WSLC has Labor Neighbor events planned every weekend leading up to the election. See the full list here:
MLK Labor is sponsoring a Labor Neighbor Walk in West Seattle on October 27 to talk to Union voters about why we’re supporting Shannon Braddock for State Senate and the Seattle Families and Education Levy.
What: Walk for the Families & Ed Levy and Shannon Braddock
When: Saturday, October 27 // 10 AM-2 PM
Where: UFCW 21 // 5030 1st Ave S, Ste 200, Seattle, Washington
Casino Night to Support The Puget Sound Labor Agency
The Puget Sound Labor Agency is holding its first ever Fall Harvest Casino Night on Friday, October 26 to raise money to help with the search for a new home. It will begin at 7 PM and will be held at the Machinists 751 Hall (9125 15th Place S, Seattle, WA 98108).
Tickets are $25 and organizations are able to sponsor the event. Please contact Lynn Nishimura at email@example.com or 206-669-1857 for more information or to purchase tickets.