Unions and progressive community organizations are taking action throughout next week to preserve worker’s rights and to demand that legislators prioritize the future of our community over the profits of the ultra-wealthy and big banks.
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SATURDAY, 4/ 2 – 2 p.m., Peace Arch Park, Blaine – This International Solidarity Event will bring together unionists, students, activists from Canada, Washington and Oregon to extend hands across the border in solidarity with all workers.
SUNDAY, 4/3 – 6:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Seattle – Solidarity Night at “Billy Elliott: The Musical.” This is a Union production. Actors are members of Actors Equity; stagehands, IATSE Local 15; hair and makeup, IATSE Local 488; and wardrobe, IATSE Local 887; and musicians, AFM 76-493 and other locals. Tickets range from $26.30 to $56.90. For tickets or information, contact IATSE Local 15 at 206-441-1515 x225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, 4/4 – Noon behind Gerberding Hall, UW Seattle Campus – Stand With Washington & Wisconsin Workers. Show solidarity with frontline workers who will share current experiences in local struggles and comparisons with the fight in Wisconsin.
MONDAY, 4/4 – 5:30 – 7 p.m., MLK Memorial Park, Seattle – Community Call to Action. On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life. Let’s remember Dr. King’s courage and determination and show that his dream lives on in the hearts of workers everywhere.
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WEDNESDAY, 4/6 – 12:30pm, George Washington Statue, UW Seattle Campus – Join co-workers, other campus unions, faculty and fellow students from all over campus to demand solutions that put people first, invest in core workforces at UW, and maintain excellence in instruction and research.
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WEDNESDAY, 4/6 – 11:30am, Capitol Theatre, Olympia – Community Groups will be joining together to demand to the Legislature that corporate special interests pay their fair share.
THURSDAY, 4/7 – Time/Location TBA, Olympia – Health Care Unions, led by SEIU, will mobilize health care workers in Olympia to demand that the Legislature fix the deficit problems and to protect vital services.
FRIDAY, 4/8 – Noon, Capitol Steps, Olympia – Join us for a major Labor Rally! Washington’s working families are tired of being blamed and punished for a recession that Wall Street caused. Thousands of public and private sector workers and community members will stand together and demand that lawmakers put people first.