How to Earn a Living Wage While Healing the Earth

OWLS Meeting: Celebrating Earth Day!
April 26, 6:30pm

Featured reports:

How To Earn A Living Wage While Healing The Earth
Hear from workers at Garden Cycles about negotiations for their first contract as brand-new members of Laborers Local 242. We’ll also discuss the broader implications of increased unionization among ecological restoration workers. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day!

Update on MLK Labor’s Root Out Racism Organizing Committee
Black and other workers of color employed by King County (and beyond) are organizing to build labor support to address racism and other forms of discrimination at their workplaces. OWLS is proud to have helped initiate this campaign and urge rank-and-file members to get involved.*

Roundup of Labor Battles Around the Northwest

  • Retaliatory firings haven’t slowed down Starbucks workers, with 16 stores unionized and 175 that have filed for elections across 25 states.
    • Washington Bulb tulip workers won improvements to wages and working conditions in their strike last month!
    • Verizon workers in Lynnwood and Everett won their election this month to join Communication Workers of America!
    • Share what fightback is happening at your own workplace!

The OWLS meeting is via zoom at

*Martin Luther King Labor, the county labor council, has formed a Root Out Racism Organizing Committee to tackle discrimination, harassment, and inequity on the job. OWLS will also post the date and zoom link for the next meeting on our website and Facebook as soon as they are available. Please bring your passion and ideas to make this organizing committee a success.