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Womxn’s March on Seattle Join the Labor Contingent
We are calling on all sisters and brothers in the Labor community to meet at the WSLC prior to joining the Womxn’s March on Seattle. Where your colors and bring your signs! Our Labor contingent will converge with thousands of marchers and activists in an intersectional and united front of resistance against the violently divisive and bigoted actions of the incoming administration.

When: Saturday, January 21st, 10:30 a.m.
Where: WA State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle 98144 (better parking than at Judkins!)
What: Join the March as it passes by on the way to Seattle Center
Online: Facebook event

When: Saturday, January 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Start: Judkins Park (2150 S Norman St, Seattle, WA 98144)
End: Seattle Center (400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109)

Rally for Underpaid and Underappreciated Restaurant Workers at SeaTac
At the Port Commission meeting on Tuesday, January 24th, Port staff will present their plan for the future of airport dining and retail, affecting over a thousand jobs. Meanwhile, the immigrant women of color in foodservice at SeaTac are coming forward with stories of harassment and abuse at work and many still claim they have still not received the tens of thousands of dollars in back-pay and benefits that they believe they are owed under the City of SeaTac’s living wage law. We need to tell the Port Commissioners that no company that underpays and mistreats its workers should be allowed to have a future at OUR airport. After a short rally, we will walk together to the Port Commission meeting inside the airport (Airport Conference Center). 
What: Rally and Port Commission Meeting
When: Tuesday, January 24th, Rally at 12 p.m. and Commission Meeting at 1:00 p.m.
Where: 18291 International Boulevard (grassy area across the street from the Red Lion Hotel near Sea-Tac Airport).

Help Rebuild the Islamic Center of the Eastside
On the morning of Saturday, January 14th the Eastside Muslim faith community was devastated. After enduring months of vandalism, their religious center, Islamic Center of the Eastside (ICOE) was burned to the ground. While authorities are working to bring the arsonist to justice the ICOE community is focused on rebuilding. Please consider donating generously to this cause. The goal is to raise $500,000 and they are more than half way there.
Donate: Rebuilding of Islamic Center of the Eastside

COPE Interviews Coming up Next Month
Mayor Ed Murray, City Attorney Pete Holmes and City Councilwoman Lorena Gonzales will be interviewed by the MLKCLC COPE Committee in February. The COPE interview is the first step for candidates seeking the endorsement of the Council. It’s also one of the most important ways in which we are able to build power for our organization. If you would like to take part, contact your local and request that you be added as a COPE Representative to the Council.
What: MLKCLC COPE interviews
When: Wednesday, February 8th, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Room 208, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Avenue

MLKCLC Diversity Committee Meeting
When: Tuesday, January 24th, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Room 208, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Avenue
For more information: Contact Chair Mike Andrew

WA Christian Leaders Coalition Charles Rolland African American Legislative Day of Action
When: Monday, February 20th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Columbia Room, WA State Capitol
Charter Bus Information: Contact 206-770-7697

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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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