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Special Delegate Meeting July 11th

Next month the MLKCLC will host a special delegate meeting with the sole purpose of determining COPE endorsements. 
What: MLKCLC Special Delegate Meeting 
When: Tuesday, July 11th, 6:00 p.m. 
Where: Hall 1, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Avenue

Calling All Amateur Photographers

The MLKCLC is looking for an amateur photographer to capture the moments/events and special occasions of the Council and manage our Instagram account. Are you a creative, social justice type that enjoys attending rally’s, forums and council meetings? Are you the type who always travels with your camera or has your cell phone in hand taking pictures? If that sounds like you, we need you! The MLKCLC is a fluid and fast paced environment that reflects many faces and personalities of the labor movement. Our ideal candidate is someone who is extremely comfortable working with women and recognizes the importance of intersectionality and the labor movement. The person selected will have control of artistic/creative direction – we know what looks good and trust that you will too.

If you’re interested please send your contact information to and include a short description of why you’re interested in social justice and your connection, if any, to the labor movement.

Organizing Under "Right to Work"

The February fight for union representation for Boeing workers in South Carolina was an unfortunate loss for IAM and the workers they hoped to organize. Boeing utilized every union busting tactic in their effort to misinform workers about the benefits of being union and to take away their workers ability to join together to negotiate for fair wages and workplace standards. IAM Organizer, Gabrielle Rogano, was on the ground in South Carolina and she will be on hand to give her first-hand account of the challenges faced and lessons learned. 
What: OWLS Meeting 
When: Tuesday, June 27th, 7:00 p.m. 
Where: Hall 6, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Avenue

Join the Labor Contingent at Seattle Pride

Seattle's 43rd Annual Pride parade will be held this month and the Labor community will again stand in solidarity with our LGTBQ brothers and sisters. This year the festival is appropriately themed "Indivisible," pushing back against the numerous attempts to divide our nation by a small, conscienceless minority. Bring your banners and wear your colors as we show Seattle the meaning of solidarity. The MLKCLC contingent is number 59 out of 200, so arrive early, contingent 59 will be marching early. 
What: Seattle Pride Labor Contingent
When: Sunday, June 25th, 11:00 a.m.  
Where: 4th Avenue between Madison St. and Spring St., Seattle

Tiny House Volunteer Party

Licton Springs Tiny House Village will be having another Tiny House Build next week. There are several projects where your help would be appreciated:

  • Building platforms for communal tent structures
  • Finishing one tiny house
  • Painting the ADA ramp to our shower facilities
  • Building a shed

Lunch will be provided with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. 
What: Tiny House Volunteer Party
When: Thursday, June 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
RSVP: or to get more information.

#DoorKnockTheBlock with Team Teresa

Tomorrow you have another volunteer opportunity to hit the block in Northeast Seattle, with our union sister, Teresa Mosqueda. Teresa is one of the best the Labor Movement has produced. Her work ethic and attention to details to create good policy are unparalleled and as a Seattle City Councilwoman, she will fight to create healthy workplaces and communities for us all. Democracy Vouchers: if you don't have time to join the walk, stop by to drop off vouchers, take a selfie and grab a cup of coffee with Teresa.
What: Door Knock the Block with Teresa    
When: Saturday, June 24th, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Public Library, Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Avenue NE

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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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