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Time to Care - Paid Family and Parental Leave Forum Tomorrow
The US is the only industrialized nation that does not provide paid leave for their citizens. It’s time to push back. City of Seattle employees are beginning negotiations for a new paid family leave plan. Attend Time to Care to hear about this and how we build a larger movement to include paid leave for all workers in Seattle.
When: Saturday, July 30th, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple – Hall, 2800 First Avenue, Seattle
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Final Weekend to Get Out the Vote
It's crunch time –the final weekend to talk with friends and family about the local and national candidates that will work for the issues you care about. It's also your last chance to spread the message about the other critical legislation that will make our cities more affordable for everyone. Get your ballot, share our endorsements and make sure your ballot is in the mail by Tuesday, August 2nd.

Seattle City Council Says “YES,” Initiative 124 on the Ballot
This week workers in the hotel industry got some great news. The Seattle City Council voted unanimously to add I-124 to the November ballot. Congratulations to Unite Here Local 8 for taking another step towards protecting women and hotel industry workers. Now the race is on to get the word out to the Seattle community about this initiative that is vital to protecting workers from workplace injury and sexual harassment and adds job security and health care for some of the most vulnerable members of the workforce.

Paid Sick Days and Minimum Wage Increase on the November Ballot  
Congratulations to the Raise Up Washington campaign, I-1433 coasted onto the November ballot. The campaign turned in more than 345,000 valid signatures that were collected from more than 1000 volunteers, including many from our labor community. We’ve got the momentum and a strong majority of Washington voters support paid sick leave and raising the minimum wage, but getting on the ballot is just one (historic) step. Stay tuned for next steps from the campaign. 

MLKCLC Labor Day Picnic at the Seattle Labor Temple
The annual MLKCLC Labor Day Picnic and PSLA fundraiser has moved from Woodland Park to the heart of the Labor community – The Seattle Labor Temple. This year's theme, “Taking It to the Streets” recognizes the power that we have helped to build by bringing strong, pro-worker initiatives to the people. Come celebrate with us!
When: Monday, September 5th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple – Hall 8, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle
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Secure Scheduling Hearing at Seattle City Council
The Seattle City Council is holding a hearing on Secure Scheduling on August 8 at 9:30am. At this meeting, we need to pack the house and hear worker testimony. If you have members who could come and speak to the need for secure scheduling (whether they have an affected child, parent or spouse, OR a personal experience of an insecure schedule prior to their union membership), we want to hear from them!
When: Monday, August 8th at 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Katie Garrow at 360-580-7534 if you have a worker who would be interested.

                                      

Thank You, Union Summer!  
This week the Union Summer Internship is coming to a close. Interns doorbelled for Pramila Jayapal and Marcus Courtney, testified at City Council on Secure Scheduling, celebrated Raise Up Washington (I-1433) qualifying for the ballot and prepared for the Annual Taxi Driver Association meeting for Teamsters 117. Sponsoring unions, leaders and the interns gathered Wednesday night for a BBQ at Seward Park to celebrate the interns great work this year. Thanks to everyone who helped make Union Summer a successful, power building program for the Labor movement!

Apprenticeships Open for Ironworkers and Elevator Constructors
If you’re interested in entering the trades, the Ironworkers JATC 14 and the Elevator Constructors are accepting apprentices. Review the following fliers to find out if apprenticeship is right for you. Ironworkers and Elevator Constructors.

Marcus Courtney for 43rd LD Representative
Do you have time to help our union brother in his bid for the 43rd LD, House 1 seat? We’ve endorsed him, now let’s get him on to the General Election.
Contact: Campaign Manager Aaron Horton at 509-714-1782

Take Action!
Time to Care – Demand Paid Family and Parental Leave in Seattle
When: Saturday, July 30th, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 First Avenue, Hall 1
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Yes on Homes – Canvass for Affordable Housing in Seattle
When: Saturday, July 30th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple – Hall 8, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle
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Community Chats
When: Saturday, July 30th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Poverty Bay Café, 1108 S. 322nd Pl., Federal Way
Contact: Shaunie Wheeler for more information

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Looking for more local labor news? You can count on the Washington State Labor Council’s online publication, The Stand, to keep you informed.


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