MLKCLC Leadership School
This school is part of a suite of programs that we are offering this year in our mission to develop new leaders and to sharpen the skills of leaders that are already established. Are you a union brother ready to take your shop steward skills to the next level? Do you know a union sister that would be an outstanding business rep.? Don’t miss this chance to harness the power of the Labor Education and Research Center!
What: Western WA Leadership School
When: Thursday, March 2nd – Saturday, March 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily – Graduation Ceremony, March 4th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: South Seattle College - Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Avenue South, Building C
Sign up: Register here!
Tell the SeaTac City Council to Stand for Jobs and Community
The SeaTac community could use our help in urging their City Council to do their part in enforcing the city’s $15 minimum wage measure, Prop 1. The law was passed almost four years ago and it’s well past time that all workers are paid the wage they are owed under the law. That’s not all, the City Council has yet to take a strong stand in support of their immigrant and refugee communities, and in fact they recently removed human and social service funding from several organizations within those communities. Their lack of action cannot go unchallenged.
What: SeaTac City Council Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 28th, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Council Chambers, SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th St, SeaTac
Contact: Katie Garrow for more information and if you can attend.
Democracy Vouchers: What They Are and How to Use Them
Laborers Local 242 and the Seattle/King County Building and Construction Trades Council will be hosting a training on the City of Seattle’s Democracy Voucher program. The training is open to anyone who would like to attend. Pizza will be provided.
What: Democracy Voucher Training.
When: Thursday, March 9th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hall 6, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Avenue, Seattle
RSVP: Dale Bright if you plan to attend.
Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education (PACE) Orientation
PACE is continuing its legacy of offering free training to people interested in gaining employment in the building trades. This Monday, they are hosting their last orientation before accepting students for their spring program which begins March 20th. Come find out if PACE is right for you. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
What: PACE Orientation Course
When: Monday, February 27th, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Douglass Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle
Questions: PACE Program Director, Diane Davies at 206-947-5362
Climate Caucus Newsletter - 1st Edition
Climate change is one of the most pressing and also one of the most challenging issues facing the labor movement. The King County Workers’ Climate Caucus is tackling the issue head-on with a worker-centric focus. Take a look at their first newsletter, 2016 Was A Scorcher What Does That Mean For King County Labor?, to learn about our changing climate, how it can affect your workday and what we can do about it.
What: King County Workers’ Climate Caucus Newsletter
Build Our Movement – Union Summer 2017
Last year, the Union Summer program was a huge success and launched a new generation into union activism. The paid internship provided hands-on organizing experience in partnership with eight labor organizations including Machinists 751; SEIU’s 775, 925 and 1199NW; Teamsters 117; Unite Here 8; and the WSLC. This year we are inviting your organization to be a part too! Can you sponsor an intern? Come to the info session for details.
What: Union Summer Info Session
When: Wednesday, March 8th, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Avenue, Seattle
RSVP: Amy Woodward by Wednesday, March 1st if you plan to attend.
Looking for more local labor news? You can count on the Washington State Labor Council’s online publication, The Stand, to keep you informed.