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URGENT: Help South Seattle Get Rebecca Saldaña for the Senate
The labor movement has endorsed Rebecca Saldaña to be appointed the next state senator in Southeast Seattle. She would be replacing Senator Pramila Jayapal who is moving on to Congress next year. Click here to find your King County Councilperson and ask them to appoint Rebecca Saldaña, to the 37th LD Senate seat. This is an urgent issue, the vote this Monday. We need labor champions in state government now more than ever!

The MLKCLC is Hiring a New Staff Person
We do great work with a small staff at the MLKCLC. If you or someone you know enjoys working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, loves data and budgeting please consider applying. View the job posting.
When: Posting closes December 23rd.
Where: Resumes, cover letters and professional references to Katie@mlkclc.org

Worker Retraining Program
You may qualify for Worker Retraining benefits and be eligible for money to help pay for tuition and books (among other things) at any of the ten two-year colleges in King County.  To find out more visit the Worker Training Program on the web.

Next Week: MLKCLC Committee Meetings
PAC Committee – Take part in a postmortem discussion on the 2016 election; a SWOT analysis for 2017; and the committee structure going forward.
When: Monday, December 12th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Room 208, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave

Diversity Committee – Take part in planning for a job fair at the 35th Annual M.L. King Day Celebration at Garfield High School in January.
When: Tuesday, December 13th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 208, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave

Mobilization Committee
When: Wednesday, December 14th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 208, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave

Know Your Rights – Seattle Community Immigration Resource Fair
The City of Seattle, Seattle Public Schools, and Denny International Middle School along with several community partners are hosting a Community Resource Fair on Immigration at Denny. You are invited to learn about Immigration policies, knowing your rights, safety, how to support your children at school and at home, and a parental toolkit.
When: Saturday, December 10th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Denny International Middle School, 2601 SW Kenyon St., Seattle
Cost: $25 presale and at the door. 

MLKCLC Executive Board Actions
AFT Local 1789 is in a fierce bargaining fight with the Seattle Colleges, for fair pay and programs funding. The Colleges have taken egregious action by sending false and misleading information to the Seattle Times about wage increases. The executive board passed a resolution in support of AFT 1789 which you can view here. For more information on their contract fight contact Local president Annette Stoffer.  

The Women’s March on Washington will be held with community partners, organized labor, students, and children and more. They will march for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families. Seattle is holding a march in solidarity and the MLKCLC board has just endorsed this cause. Click here to sign up to volunteer for the event. Follow the event on Facebook for more information. The MLKCLC will also be providing more details in the coming weeks.
When: January 21st, 2017 (The day after the Inauguration.)
Contact: Pam Mulkern (IATSE 15 member) for information on how you can get involved. 

Constituency Group Meeting Notices
APRI (A. Philip Randolph Institute) typically meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 of the Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 First Avenue, Seattle. No meeting in December. APRI Youth & Young Adult Chapter meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 715 23rd Ave. S., Seattle. (Next meeting: December 10th)
For more information on APRI and APRI Youth & Young Adult Chapter, e-mail
APRISeattle@hotmail.com.

APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance). For information on APALA meetings, e-mail apala.seattle@gmail.com.

CBTU (Coalition of Black Trade Unionists) meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle. (Next meeting: December 20th)
For more information on CBTU, e-mail
pugetsoundchapterCBTU@gmail.com.

CLUW (Coalition of Labor Union Women) meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle. No meeting in December. (Next meeting: January 26th)  For more information on CLUW, e-mail wastcluw@outlook.com.

LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement) meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Seattle Machinists Hall, 9125 15th Pl S, South Park. No meeting in December. (Next meeting: January 10th) For more information on LCLAA, e-mail rosadojose55@msn.com.

P@W (Pride at Work) For information on P@W meetings, e-mail msand76@hotmail.com.

PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action)
General Membership Meeting: Thursday, December 15th, Noon to 3:00 p.m., Greenwood Community Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., Seattle. Representative-elect Pramila Jayapal will share with PSARA members her insights on the coming year. She will speak early, around 12:30 p.m. For more information on PSARA, e-mail president@psara.org.

WA YELL (Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders) For information on WA YELL meetings, e-mail shauniejw@gmail.com.  

WSARA (Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans) For information on WSARA meetings, e-mail wsarapresident@hotmail.com.

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