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Union News

  1. Tuesday, December 5, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the (Everett) Herald — After strike, Everett nurses, Providence agree on tentative contract — Providence Regional Medical Center Everett reached a tentative contract agreement with more than 1,300 union nurses, the hospital announced Monday. The agreement — reached Friday night — comes after nearly nine months […]

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  2. TACOMA (Dec. 5, 2023) — Workers at the Tacoma Art Museum are celebrating their unique union victory that could be a model for other museums. The 26 members of Tacoma Art Museum Workers United (TAMWU) voted unanimously in favor of the union in November. It’s Washington state’s first cross-department union in an art museum — […]

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  3. Monday, December 4, 2023   LOCAL   ► From the Northwest Labor Press — Decision nears on Kroger-Albertsons merger — What will happen if America’s two largest grocery companies combine? Will food prices rise? Will wages stagnate? Will smaller grocers go bankrupt because they can’t compete with a colossus that controls more than a third […]

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  4. OLYMPIA — The Workforce Development Department of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is partnering with state Employment Security Department to offer two online Unemployment Insurance (UI) trainings this month for union leaders, rank-and-file members, and all others interested in learning how to access this critical safety net for Washington workers. The trainings will be […]

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  5. Thursday, November 30, 2023   LOCAL   ► From KIMA — Central Washington University student workers campaign for a union — Student employees who work at Central Washington University announced their campaign Wednesday to form a union representing all student workers on campus. Working Wildcats – UAW is working to gain union recognition for all […]

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  6. Apprenticeship lifts up Indigenous women and their communities    By SARAH TUCKER SEATTLE (Nov. 30, 2023) — At 5’-1½, Christina Riley is not the stereotypical image of a journeyman laborer. With a laugh, she’d be the first to tell you that. But not only is Riley a laborer by trade, she’s a natural organizer, an […]

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