April 25: Seattle City Workers Want Respect!

Tuesday, April 25: OWLS  MONTHLY MEETING
Seattle city workers protest insulting offer of 1% COLA
Hear from city workers who are pushing back against a ridiculous cost of living adjustment offer of 1 percent for 2023 by the city. The Coalition of City Unions, representing multiple unions and job categories, has launched a petition to call for equitable wages, racial equity, safety, and more. Denise Krownbell, AFSCME Council 2 member and veteran City Light employee, summarizes some key issues. Rank-and-file union members are mobilizing for a fair contract. County workers are facing a similar fight.

Los Angeles education support staff win big after 3-day strike
30,000 education workers – paraeducators, bus drivers, custodians and other support staff in LA won unprecedented wage increases after a strike that shut down one of the largest school districts in the nation. Solidarity from teachers, students and the community can inspire education workers here.

Labor battles around the Northwest
Bring news of your struggles and organizing where you work and hear what others are doing to assert their rights on the job. Everyone is welcome!

OWLS returns to in-person meetings in April!
OWLS members feel the need to re-connect one-on-one and hope everyone will join us.
We do not have a hybrid option yet but would welcome technical help from union members who have those talents for future meetings!
Meeting location:
Washington State Labor Council Offices, 321 16th Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98144