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  1. Friday, March 17, 2023   The Entire Staff of The Stand is off next week, so our next Daily News will be posted on Monday, March 27.   ► From the Bellingham Herald — Idled Whatcom County Intalco smelter closure announced by Alcoa — In a “devastating” development for Whatcom County, the idled Alcoa Intalco […]

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  2. The following is from the Communications Workers of America (CWA): SEATTLE (March 17, 2023) — In a major victory for workers, Verizon Wireless has reached a settlement with Seattle-based retail worker Jesse Mason following the company’s illegal termination of Mason last year. The settlement includes Mason’s reinstatement at his Seattle and Shoreline stores as well […]

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  3. Thursday, March 16, 2023   LOCAL   We are excited to announce that Northwest Center Kids Educators, Kitchen Staff, Custodians and Specialists are unionizing with SEIU 925 and have just filed a petition for a Union Election with the National Labor Relations Board!🎉#UnionsForAll #RespectProtectPayUs pic.twitter.com/ai52lS29jz — SEIU Local 925 (@SEIU925) March 15, 2023 ► From […]

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  4. Restoring workers’ rights is key to reversing growing income inequality in Michigan   The following is from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI): WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2023) — The Michigan state legislature is poised to make history this week by repealing an anti-union “right-to-work” (RTW) statute enacted in 2012. This repeal is an important step […]

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  5. Wednesday, March 15, 2023   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — SIFF staff is unionizing — According to a press release from the Seattle International Film Festival’s year-round cinema staff, workers unanimously opted to file for unionization. Workers are calling for “living wages, stable hours and scheduling, just-cause protections, and greater input into SIFF’s […]

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  6. Applications are now open for Union Summer 2023, paid internships promoting good jobs and social change   SEATTLE (March 15, 2023) — Each summer, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO gives a diverse group of people a taste of what it’s like to promote good jobs and social change. Calling the experience “eye-opening” and “life-changing,” […]

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