The ballots have been counted for the 2018-2019 WPEA Chief Shop Steward & Assistant Chief Shop Stewards at Pierce College. And, the winners are:
CONGRATULATIONS to this incoming team of Pierce College Shop Steward leadership! And, thank you to everyone who participated in this election either as a candidate or who took the time to vote in this very important election. If you see these successful candidates, please congratulate them on renewing their terms as Chief and Assistant Chief Shop Stewards.
SEATAC (Feb. 6, 2018) — Several hundred union leaders, staffers and rank-and-file members from around Washington state gathered in SeaTac on Monday for a labor summit about the challenges — and opportunities — presented by attacks on workers’ freedom to stand together. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO hosted “Building Strong Unions: Winning in a Right-to-Work Environment.”
“When our voices are stifled, the result is income inequality, voter suppression, fear of the other, and free reign to a new set of entrepreneurs who make the robber barons of the gilded age seem tame,” said WSLC President Jeff Johnson in his opening remarks. “When our voices are united — we win!”
Fire fighters from Spokane, electricians from Tacoma, grocery clerks from Auburn, machinists from Everett, state employees from Olympia, nurses from Seattle, farm workers from Mount Vernon, teachers from Vancouver, warehouse workers from Wenatchee, and many others assembled for the event. They were joined by representatives of community organizations that share organized labor’s values and want to raise living standards throughout the state.
“This is not a one-off summit but the beginning of a movement to win power for working people — we will hold ourselves accountable over the next several months and years,” Johnson said. “This is a commitment for us to build stronger unions and stronger communities.”
The info-graphic below is just one of many statistics to come out of the Washington State Labor Summit. (Excerpts from The Stand)
In 2018 the UFCW Charity Foundation will award several scholarships to their member. If you are a member of WPEA you qualify to apply for one of these scholarships! The scholarship application will be available online from February 12 - May 13, 2018.
To find out more please visit: www.ufcwcharityfoundation.org/scholarship
As you prepare this week for the Big Game, remember to support other local unions. Check out these great brands made with union labor:
Hidden Valley Ranch
Pork rinds: Quality Snack Foods, Evans Food Products, Frito Lay
Chips: Frito Lay, Mission Tortilla chips
Totino’s Pizza Rolls
Kraft Velveeta and Philadelphia cream cheese (for buffalo dip!)
Wise Potato Chips
Foster Farms Chicken & Turkey Franks
Foster Farms Corn Dogs
Foster Farms Turkey Lunchmeats
Zacky Farms – Turkey Franks, Chicken Franks, Jalapeno Cheese Franks, Halal Franks and Sliced Bologna Packets
Busseto – Salami, Peppered Salami, Prosciutto
Carl Budding Meats
These are just a few!
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