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MLK Labor is Hosting a Seattle D6 Labor Forum on June 19

June 6, 2019

Weekly Update: June 6

Seattle City Council D6 Labor Forum at the June Delegates Meeting

At our June Delegates meeting, we’ll be hosting a labor forum for the candidates running for Seattle City Council in District 6. Confirmed candidates are Sergio Garcia, Jay Fathi, Dan Strauss, and Heidi Wills.

Join us on June 19 at the Seattle Labor Temple to hear from the candidates and how they would fight for working people at city hall.

What: Seattle City Council Candidate Forum (D6 Ballard and Fremont)
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 // 6 PM
Where: Seattle Labor Temple Hall 1 // 2800 1st Ave

RSVP to the D6 Candidate Forum Here


Upcoming COPE Interviews

Here are the upcoming dates for MLK Labor candidate interviews. These are open to all delegates:

What: MLK Labor COPE Interviews
When: Saturday, June 15 // 10 AM
Where: Carpenters Hall in Kent // 20424 72nd Ave S, Kent


Join Your Labor Family at the Seattle Pride Parade

Happy Pride! Unions are united in the ongoing struggle for equal rights all LGBTQ individuals.

Our annual showing at the Seattle Pride Parade is one way that we show solidarity with the LGBTQ community and the fight against oppression. Join us and Pride and Work at the Seattle Pride Parade on June 30.

What: Labor at the Seattle Pride Parade
When: Sunday, June 30 // 11 AM
Where: Meet on 4th Ave between Seneca and Spring


Submit a Story in Support of the Updated State Overtime Rules

This week, Washington state proposed a rule change that would close a gigantic loophole in the state’s wage-and-hour laws. This rule change would put millions in the pockets of working people by giving them fair pay when they’re required to work overtime. No longer will businesses be able to exploit loopholes that can require those making just $24,000 a year to work beyond 40 hours a week for free.

It’s extremely important that labor turns out in support of these new rules during the public comment period. The Department of Labor and Industries has scheduled a public hearing in Seattle on July 16 at the Swedish Club. Visit wslc.org/overtime for more information about L&I’s overtime rule and how you can support its passage.

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