In Seattle, Washington, the A Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Locals 19, 52, and 23 will stop work on the day side of Monday, June 19, to commemorate Juneteenth. This holiday, which marks the end of slavery in the U.S., has become an important day to celebrate and recognize the historic and ongoing struggles for racial and social justice, for equality, freedom, and a better world.
In the Pacific Northwest, APRI and ILWU Locals 19, 52, and 98 have played a critical role in initiating a labor commemoration of this holiday, as has ILWU Local 10 in the Bay Area. Organizers are inviting all unions and working class people to join in a march and rally that will begin at the ILWU hall at 10am (3440 E Marginal Way S) and march to Terminal 46 Alaskan Way S. and Atlantic Street, from 11am-1pm. OWLS will have a contingent and is helping to build participation for this important event.