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Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights. Read more >>>
Today is Workers Memorial Day, a day we come together to remember working people who died and suffered on the job because of hazardous working conditions. In 2014, 4,821 people died on the job, millions more suffered serious injuries from their work, and thousands more working people become ill from deadly occupational diseases. These deaths are preventable. Read more >>>
The world lost a musical icon yesterday. You'll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer elsewhere, but let's take a second to look at Prince's career-spanning fights on behalf of working people. Read more >>>
Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List. Read more >>>
Secretary-Treasurer Patty Rose is spearheading our annual peanut butter drive again this year. For the past 5 years, the Affiliates and other friends of the Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, have supported the National Letter Carriers’ food drive by collecting primarily Union-made JIF peanut butter to feed hungry families in Pierce County. Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein, has a considerable shelf life, and is a welcome food product that is easy for schools to distribute through their weekend and vacation backpack programs for students facing food insecurity. Read more >>>
Good from Bad Water
Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>
Applications for the 2016 Jerry Beckendorf Scholarship are being accepted through March 14, 2016! With thanks to our gracious sponsors, the Labor Agency has been able to grant more than $65,000 to 100 applicants over the past thirteen years. We are seeking to provide a number of scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500 to students engaged in their community. Read more >>>
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington based on where their customers tell them to give. We want you to help the Pierce County Labor Community Services Agency earn funding so we can continue to assist Union members in need!
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