A union activist’s guide to fighting discrimination on the job

Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm

Art Clemens, President of Communication Workers of America, Local 7800, leads a discussion on ways to challenge racism, sexism and other forms of unjust treatment in the workplace. Some unions have strong contract language to grieve discrimination. Some unions have used public pressure tactics to get employers to address the problem.
Learn what different unions are doing and what strong anti-discrimination language might look like. Bring your questions and examples on how to effectively fight injustice on the job.

Labor battles around the Northwest
–Update on rank-and-file response to Teamsters’ Tentative Agreement with UPS, with Aug. 22 being the last day for workers to vote on the TA.
–Workers at City of Seattle are still organizing for a fair and just contract as city officials stick to a stingy, union-busting wage offer of 1 percent for their hardworking public employees.
–Hear from OWLS members who work at Metro why they urged ATU members to reject concessions in a new Tentative Agreement.
Meeting location: 
Washington State Labor Council Offices
321 16th Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98144
(corner of 16th Ave S & Jackson St.)