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Aerospace Forum at February MLKCLC Delegates Meeting
Tens of thousands of good union jobs, which mean so much to our quality of life in the Pacific Northwest, are the foundation of the aerospace industry here. The state legislature passed an $8.7 billion tax break for Boeing in November 2013. Its purported intent?  To “maintain and grow Washington’s aerospace workforce.” Since then, and despite booming production, over 4,000 jobs have been eliminated. Come to the February delegates meeting to learn more and help hold Boeing accountable.
When: Wednesday, February 17th, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Seattle Labor Temple, Hall 1

National TPP Call-In Monday and Tuesday
Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th there will be national call-in days opposing the TPP. Now is the time, as pro-TPP forces attempt to build momentum for the agreement, for working people to let Congress know that if the TPP comes up for a vote, we are going to kill it once and for all. Our goal is to deluge U.S. House offices with the message that Congress must reject – and not put to a vote – trade deals that lower our wages and kill our jobs. (See flier.)
When: Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th
Call Congress at 1-855-856-7545, and tell them to oppose the TPP!

MLKCLC Support Staff Position
There will be a job opening in the OPEIU Local 8 clerical bargaining unit at the Martin Luther King, Jr. County Labor Council. See the job description for a list of necessary qualifications and the submission requirements. The deadline for resumes is Thursday, February 11th, at 4:00 p.m.

Valentine’s Dinner at Casa Latina
Funds raised from this special Cena de San Valentin event will send several Casa Latina members to a national conference where they will learn leadership skills and advocate for justice for all domestic workers.
When: Sunday, February 14th, seatings at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Where: Casa Latina, 317 17th Ave S, Seattle

$30 dollars for dinner, dessert and wine. Please RSVP by February 9th. For questions, please contact Vero at (206) 686-2635 or

Constituency Group Meeting Notices
APRI (A. Philip Randolph Institute) meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 of the Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 First Avenue, Seattle. Note: The February APRI meeting will be held on February 22nd, due to the Presidents Day holiday.

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: February 13th)
For more information on APRI and APRI Youth & Young Adult Chapter, e-mail

APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance) For information on APALA meetings, e-mail

CBTU (Coalition of Black Trade Unionists) meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle. (Next meeting: February 16th)
For more information on CBTU, e-mail

CLUW (Coalition of Labor Union Women) meets the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle. (Next meeting: March 7th) For more information on CLUW, e-mail

LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement) meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Seattle Machinists Hall, 9125 15th Pl S, South Park (Next meeting: February 8th) For more information on LCLAA, e-mail

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

PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action) The Executive Board of PSARA meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle. (Next meeting: February 18th) All PSARA members are welcome to attend.  For more information on PSARA, e-mail

WA YELL (Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders) For information on WA YELL meetings, e-mail  

WSARA (Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans) For information on WSARA meetings, e-mail

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