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Invest in Washington Rally for State Employees
Our State Employees have been unappreciated and underpaid for years. It’s because of their sacrifices that our state is able to maintain road, keep workplaces safe, care for our most vulnerable, and much more. They work hard for us. We can’t continue to take from our public servants. Let’s demand respect and a fair contract for them. Please join us for the Invest in Washington Rally at the Capitol to demand that Governor Inslee, respect their work and offer State Employees a fair contract. The rally includes free bus rides and lunch if you RSVP
When: Wednesday, August 31st, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: State Capitol Legislative Building Rotunda, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia Contact: Sean Dannen, 800-562-6002, for more information

PAC Kickoff Meeting!
The first meeting of the MLKCLC PAC Committee is next week. We are looking for union members with tireless energy who are passionate about getting our endorsed candidates elected.
When: Wednesday, August 31st, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple – Room 208, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle
Contact: Katie Garrow for more information.

Secure Scheduling Vote on September 13th
The next hearing on secure scheduling will be September 7th at noon, and the legislation will be voted on September 13th at 9:30 a.m. Opposition from the business community is heating up, and we will need all hands on deck. We are urging everyone to join us at Seattle City Hall that morning to express support for the proposed legislation, with no substantive amendments. If we are successful, Seattle’s ordinance language will lead the nation — something we can all take pride in.
When: Tuesday, September 13th, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Seattle City Council, 600 4th Avenue, between James and Cherry

Labor Day at the Labor Temple
Celebrating Labor Day is a time-honored tradition of our movement. This year we are bringing the picnic home with a street party at the Labor Temple. We’ll have all the usual treats including hot dogs, ice cream and popcorn, and this year we’re adding MLKCLC President, Dale Bright’s famous vegetarian chili to the mix. The Puget Sound Labor Agency raffle will be held in Hall 1, and we’ll have few additional surprises for you too. See you then!
When: Monday, September 5th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple – Hall 1, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle
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Wear Red for Public Ed September 7th
The Washington Supreme Court will hear an update on September 7th regarding the progress in the McCleary case. WEA has asked that educators wear red that day. Let’s make a huge point to the legislature that our schools need to be amply funded like our constitution says.

Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education (PACE)
Orientations for the January 2017 PACE program are starting up. If you’re interested in the construction trades, PACE is the answer. People with barriers to apprenticeship (no driver’s license, lack of industry knowledge, no construction skills, low math skills, etc.) should apply. Women and minorities strongly encouraged . PACE offers FREE pre-apprenticeship training to get you into the trades.
When: Thursday, September 1st (more dates and locations available)
Where: Douglass Truth Library – 2300 East Yesler Way, Seattle (more dates and locations available)|
For more info: Diane Davies at 206-947-5362

Jobs at Seattle Public Utilities|
The water department is looking for an Apprenticeship Program Manager. The salary range is from $36.14 - $51.21 hourly. The close date for applications is Tuesday, September 13th. Get more information here.
 

Take Action!
Invest in Washington Rally at the Capitol
When: Wednesday, August 31st, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: State Capitol Legislative Building Rotunda, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia – RSVP to arrange a bus ride to the rally.
Contact: Sean Dannen, 800-562-6002, for more information

PAC Kickoff Meeting
When: Wednesday, August 31st, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple – Room 208, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle

Labor Day Celebration
When: Monday, September 5th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple – Hall 1, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle
Facebook: Share the invite with your friends on Facebook

Save the Date – Secure Scheduling Vote
When: Tuesday, September 13th, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Seattle City Council, 600 4th Ave between James and Cherry

Stay Connected!
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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