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Today's news - Washington

May Day In Seattle 2017: A Guide To Planned Protests, Rallies 2017-04-27 [Seattle Patch]

Kadlec Workers Vote to Join SEIU Union, Will Join Statewide Group 2017-04-22 [Newstalk870am]

Security workers face inequities, religious discrimination from Amazon contractor 2017-04-20 [Real Change]

Thousands of state workers rally to urge lawmakers to support new labor contracts 2017-04-20 [Tri-City Herald ]

St Martin's Tenured Faculty Members Unionize 2017-04-17 [Inside Higher Ed]

Union asks appeals court to let workers picket on hospital property 2017-04-13 [Reuters]

Labor and Industries investigates Seattle crane cable accident 2017-04-13 [KING]

Where’s job loss from minimum wage hike? 2017-04-12 [Sequim Gazette]

Federal judge blocks Seattle ride sharing union law 2017-04-06 [Jurist]

Seattle’s landmark Uber pro-union law temporarily blocked by federal judge 2017-04-05 [Geek Wire]

Judge puts Seattle law allowing ride-hailing union on hold 2017-04-05 [Metro]

Seattle teachers vote on 1-day strike 2017-03-31 [KING5]

Older women working on ferries deemed too risky to insure 2017-03-30 [HeraldNet]

Ferry galley workers frustrated by lack of benefits 2017-03-29 [KING]

In Seattle On-Demand Economy Companies Desperately Fighting New Unionization Effort 2017-03-28 [Fisher Phillips]

Boeing plans to lay off 170 workers in region; offers buyouts 2017-03-21 [Herald Net]

Uber Loses Bid To Overturn Seattle Taxi Driver Union Rights Ordinance 2017-03-20 [WIN]

Judge Upholds Uber Driver’s Union Rule in Seattle 2017-03-19 [Fortune]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce sues Seattle a second time over Uber union law 2017-03-11 [Seattle Times]

Boeing gets 1,880 union workers to take voluntary layoffs in Seattle area 2017-03-06 [CNBC]

Teamsters Strike At Noel Canning 2017-02-23 [WIN]

Noel Canning union workers strike for second day over unfair labor practices 2017-02-22 [KAPP]

Noel Canning workers go on strike Monday night 2017-02-21 [Yakima Herald]

7 workers sent to hospital after acid spill at Ferndale refinery 2017-02-12 [KOMO]

Labor Files Friend of the Court Brief Against Muslim Ban 2017-02-08 [Indybay]

Burgerville suspends union activist for eating a bagel 2017-01-14 [nwLaborPress]

Seattle workers welcome higher wages with start of new year 2017-01-03 [MyNW]

Prove them wrong: They are disabled — except on the job 2016-12-18 [Albany Times Union]

New Economy's Amazon.com relies on old-fashioned Wage Theft 2016-12-16 [In These Times]

$5 million settlement over break relief for nurses at St. Joseph 2016-12-13 [The News Tribune]

Lawsuit seeks to extend overtime pay for farm workers 2016-12-10 [Yakima Herald]

Dairy Workers Challenge Their Exemption From Overtime Pay 2016-12-10 [NPR]

WA State AFL-CIO: Workers can win if we stay in the fight 2016-12-01 [WIN]

Workers report possible chemical vapors at nuclear tank farm 2016-12-01 [Star Tribune]

Federal judge orders pilots striking against Amazon back to work 2016-11-24 [NYTimes]

Seattle protesters locked out of Ballard Locks, but still rally against Dakota Access Pipeline 2016-11-16 [Q13FOX]

Labor activists gather to remember the Everett Massacre 2016-11-06 [Herald Net]

Initiative subplot: Fight between union, conservative group 2016-10-24 [Bellingham Herald]

Doomsayers keep getting it wrong about higher minimum wages 2016-10-22 [Bloomberg]

Auburn Medical Center physicians in Tacoma to unionize: 5 things to know 2016-10-21 [Spine Review]

The people who pick your berries will now be represented by a union 2016-10-20 [PRI]

Labor Leader to Seattle Police Union: Don't Isolate Yourselves, Show Solidarity With Other Workers 2016-10-19 [Stranger]

How Seattle's $15 minimum wage kneecapped opposition to statewide wage hike 2016-10-19 [Inlander]

Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules 2016-10-17 [Yes!]

Berry Pickers’ Win Could Result in Better Conditions for Many Farmworkers 2016-10-10 [Civil Eats]

Seattle U likely heading to court after refusing to bargain with faculty union 2016-10-08 [Capitol Hill Seattle Blog]

Orchard workers sue over spray drift 2016-10-08 [Capital Press]

Workers in critical condition after being burned at Waste to Energy facility 2016-10-04 [Spokeman-Review]

Seattle University: Fight to block faculty union isn’t over 2016-10-01 [Seattle Times]

Airport workers ready to strike Delta for the opportunity to form their union without interference 2016-09-29 [SEIU]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]