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Today's news - Washington

Water District 19 operators join union 2019-07-18 [Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber]

Since Washington, D.C., Won’t Oversee Its Guest Worker Programs, Washington State Will 2019-07-05 [Am Prospect]

Transit Authority Wrong To Rebuff Union Ad, 9th Circ. Says 2019-07-04 [Law360]

Frye Art Museum Workers Vote to Form Union 2019-06-20 [Seattle Times]

Frye Art Museum Security Workers Vote Unanimously to Form Union 2019-06-19 [Art News]

Seattle workers: How We Won a $15 Minimum Wage and More 2019-06-08 [Jacobin]

Frye Art Museum Declines to Recognize Security Workers’ Union 2019-06-08 [Art News]

Security Workers at Seattle’s Frye Art Museum Form Union 2019-06-07 [Art News]

More Washington workers could see OT pay under proposed rule 2019-06-06 [Albany Times Union]

BUILDING BRIDGES: High Voltage Women - Breaking Barriers at Seattle City Light For more info 2019-05-31 [WBAI Radio]

Dozens of dairy workers demand $1 million in alleged unpaid wages from Mabton farm 2019-05-30 [Yakima Herald]

In Vancouver, Sen. Murray touts bill backing unions: Measure would put new teeth into existing protections 2019-05-30 [Columbian]

Legislature passes break and overtime protections for health care workers 2019-05-04 [Issaquah Reporter]

'A lot of heavy hearts today': Tech and construction workers pause at scene of Seattle crane collapse 2019-04-29 [GeekWire]

Washington's deadliest jobs since 2011, per federal government dataent-data 2019-04-20 [Seattle PI, via KOMO News]

Seattle Labor Chorus sings of 1919 General Strike 2019-04-19 [People's World]

Drug distributor readies to close Everett facility 2019-04-06 [Herald Net]

Macy's workers win sick days by fighting fashionably 2019-04-03 [Labor Notes]

Macy’s Workers Win Sick Days by Fighting Back Fashionably 2019-03-31 [Truth Out]

Macy*s Workers Win Sick Days by Fighting Back Fashionably 2019-03-29 [Labor Notes]

Union to picket Michelle Obama’s Tacoma book event 2019-03-24 [KING 5]

April 10th will henceforth be celebrated as Dolores Huerta Day 2019-03-24 [The Advocate]

100 years ago in Seattle: Every union member prepares to strike in support of shipyard workers 2019-02-03 [Spokesman-Rev]

The Seattle General Strike of 1919 and a century of evolution 2019-01-19 [Seattle Times]

Facing $11M shortfall, Everett, WA, offers buyouts to 300 AFSCME workers 2019-01-13 [Albany Times Union]

Seattle’s hotel worker protections struck down in court:If upheld, no panic buttons, no health-care subsidies 2018-12-26 [Crosscut]

State appeals court strikes down Seattle’s hotel-worker rights law, citing faulty ballot measure 2018-12-25 [The Times]

Justice Department sues Washington state over law to compensate sick Hanford workers 2018-12-12 [Seattle Times]

Judge: Public sector union doesn’t have to refund fees it received from nonmembers prior to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling 2018-11-30 [Bloomberg]

Airplane fuelers at Sea-Tac threaten holiday strike amid contract negotiation 2018-11-22 [The Times]

night of wins for working people 2018-11-15 [nwLaborPress]

Seattle nightclub workers undertake unique training for active shooters 2018-11-12 [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

Unions helped write Washington’s carbon fee initiative. Some also want to sink it 2018-10-27 [McClatchy]

Biggest Univ WA labor union ratifies contract after tense negotiations 2018-10-03 [Seattle Times]

Seattle will require businesses to let workers pay for transit with pretax wages 2018-10-02 [Seattle Times]

Kelso's recovery from 2015 teacher strike may guide Longview 2018-09-23 [TDN]

Postal workers gather downtown to protest privatization of mail services 2018-09-21 [Spokesman-Rev]

UFW workers begin 5-day fast for reconsiliation at Darigold HQ in Seattle 2018-09-21 [UFW]

Boeing Calls Back Retired Workers To Help Keep Up With Supply Chain 2018-09-19 [NPR]

Help bus workers to Darigold HQ as they kick off 5-day protest & fast 2018-09-19 [UFW]

Tentative agreement reached in strike that stalled Kitsap road projects 2018-09-09 [Kitsap Sun]

Workers’ union has reached a tentative deal to end construction strike 2018-09-08 [Crane Watch]

21 hotel workers arrested for blocking street in protest over contract dispute 2018-09-05 [PI]

Seattle-area construction strike enters second week, with no movement at bargaining table 2018-08-29 [The Times]

Some deals are done but threat of teacher strikes remains 2018-08-27 [Herald Net]

Construction labor strike halting municipal projects 2018-08-27 [MyNW]

Pot Workers Unionize for the First Time 2018-08-25 [The Stranger]

Work stoppage halts Highway 12 projects 2018-08-25 [Daily World]

Washington state union crane operators strike 2018-08-23 [CNN]

Foreign workers’ two-day walkoff at Whatcom County farm ends with settlement 2018-08-22 [Seattle Times]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]