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Union News

  1. Friday, June 5, 2020   POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY   ► From the News Tribune — Tacoma mayor directs city manager to fire police involved in the death of Manuel Ellis — Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards on Thursday night directed City Manager Elizabeth Pauli to fire four police officers involved in a fatal encounter with Manuel Ellis, […]

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  2. The following is from the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department: WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 5, 2020) — Today, June 5 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Within this important legislation is the language that governs America’s waterborne freight cabotage — the Jones Act. Named for the bill’s primary sponsor […]

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  3. The following is from MLK Labor, the AFL-CIO central labor council for King County: SEATTLE (June 5, 2020) — This week, the MLK Labor Executive Board met to discuss and respond to the extraordinary events of the past week. The Board passed a resolution that affirms that systemic racism exists in the Seattle Police Department […]

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  4. YAKIMA (June 5, 2020) — The following is an open message and call to action from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW to their Yakima friends, neighbors and community: We hold strong in our commitment to care for you and your family during this pandemic. We will never stop advocating for the safe care of every community member […]

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  5. Thursday, June 4, 2020   POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY   ► From the News Tribune — ‘Can’t breathe:’ Tacoma police restraint of Manuel Ellis caused his death, ME reports — Manuel Ellis died in handcuffs while being restrained on the ground by Tacoma police. At the time of his March 3 death, police officials said the 33-year-old […]

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  6. Organized labor is a direct threat to white supremacy. We need to put that threat into action.   By APRIL SIMS (June 4, 2020) — Say their names: Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Tony McDade. David McAtee. Manuel Ellis. Some days it’s hard to breathe. Here’s my truth: I’m a Black mother raising Black […]

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