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Climate Caucus
Come to the next meeting to take part in a discussion on what the Labor community can do to address the most pressing issue of our time. We will adopt our strategic plan and statement of principles. It’s about providing sustainable jobs and protecting the environment for future generations. When: Thursday, June 2nd, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple, Room 208

Local Education and Training Committee
CALLING ALL TRAINERS! Do you have training experience in a skill area that might be useful to union workers outside of your local (think safety, lobbying, right to work impacts, etc.)? If so, please email The Committee on Education and Training is creating a directory of training experts that will be available to affiliates, with a goal of eventually being able to offer classes at the MLKCLC!                

Keep the Pressure on Wells Fargo!
Wells Fargo has thus far declined to distance themselves from the anti-worker, anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice, anti-everything-good Murdoch Trust. The NW Accountability Project is upping the ante and moving this protest to a branch near you! Stay tuned to the Weekly Update for location information in the coming weeks.
When: Friday, June 3rd, Noon
Where: Multiple Wells Fargo Branches


Seattle Fireboat Duwamish Fundraiser
Fight to keep Seattle’s oldest Fireboat Duwamish afloat! Help raise funds to begin restoring the historic Fireboat back to its former glory.
When: Friday, June 24th, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Avenue N, Seattle
Cost: $25

Office of Labor Standards
City of Seattle Shift Scheduling Survey
Are you an employee or manager in a job with unpredictable schedules? Is it impossible for you to make plans because you have no idea what your work schedule will be from week to week? The City of Seattle is considering legislation to address these issues which can wreak havoc on the personal lives of some of our most vulnerable workers. Here’s an easy way to take part in the campaign: complete this survey. All who respond are entered to win a $400 e-gift card.  
Complete by:  Friday, June 3rd

Business Outreach and Education Fund
This fund will provide up to $275,000 in technical assistance to small businesses in order to increase compliance with Seattle’s labor standards around the minimum wage and other issues. The fund will emphasize outreach to businesses owned by low-income and historically disenfranchised communities, who typically are not served by traditional outreach methods.

The Business Outreach and Education Fund is designed to:

  • Engage the business community to increase collaboration with the Office of Labor Standards (OLS).
  • Develop new partnerships among organizations that serve the business community.
  • Improve small business compliance with Seattle’s labor standards.

The deadline for organizations to submit written submissions and request oral presentation is Wednesday, June 22 at 5 pm.
Learn more about the fund and download the RFP.

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