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Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>
Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Read more >>>
An administrative law judge at the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Walmart retaliated against workers for participating in strikes. Walmart claimed that the workers' actions were not protected under the National Labor Relations Act and that it was legitimate to fire the employees for violating the company's attendance policy. Judge Geoffrey Carter ruled against Walmart. Read more >>>
The U.S. government claims the labor protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership are “gold standard,” but we need to look no further than Honduras to see how inadequate and unenforced labor obligations endanger workers’ lives and weaken workers' rights. Read more >>>
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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