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Casa Latina’s Hilary Stern to step down; new director sought
Legislators are trying to manage, not solve our state’s fiscal crisis
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AWPPW on strike at KapStone in Longview
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Help Us Get Endorsed Candidates Elected
Labor Neighbor is back. Please join us in supporting MLKCLC local endorsed candidates at our phone banks. Training and food will be provided

When: Every Thursday night from September 24th to October 29th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Where: IAM District 751 hall, 9125 15th Ave S., Seattle


We need 20 volunteers each night. Have your local adopt a night or join forces with other locals.

Please contact MLKCLC Political Director Dianne Gross to volunteer.


TSA Officers
TSA’s Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) are responsible for screening passengers and bags at our nation’s airports. They perform their duties with professionalism and dedication.  However, compared to nearly every other federal employee, TSOs are compensated on a lesser pay scale and are denied the same workplace protections and due process rights. It is unjust to continue to ask these officers to perform their critical and dangerous duties while not allowing them equivalence with their fellow federal employees, including protection and guidelines outlined by the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and Office of Personnel Management guidelines.

Help AFGE petition the White House to eliminate this unfair discrepancy by granting GS scale pay and full Title 5 rights and protections to all TSA officers by executive action:


Delegate Meeting Hospitality Committee
Excited about making our monthly MLKCLC delegates meetings fun and hospitable? Join the Hospitality Committee! We will be setting up food before the meetings and preparing the kids’ area. To volunteer, email your contact info to


Naturalization and Citizenship Coalition
Join in a labor and community plan for ways to engage potentially eligible citizens in naturalization programs, union activities and voter registration efforts.
When: Tuesday, September 1
, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Washington State Labor Council, 321 16
th Ave S, Seattle
Call-in option: 712-432-0375 access code 905913#
For more information contact Teresa Mosqueda  (206) 353-5276.


Casa Latina Seeking New Executive Director
After over twenty years of dedicated leadership at Casa Latina, Executive Director Hilary Stern will be stepping down early in 2016. The search has begun for a new director with the vision to strengthen and continue growing Casa Latina.


Endorsed Candidate Events
Claudia Balducci for Metro King County Council, District 6 doorbelling
Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 14205 SE 36
th St., Bellevue 98006


Stay Connected!
Keep up with MLKCLC by checking out our website or following our Facebook page. 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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