We are baristas, grocery store workers, homecare workers, fast food workers, nursing home workers, janitors, adjunct professors, student workers, and other workers across the state. We're members of NW Accountability Project; OneAmerica; Raise Up Washington; SEIU Locals 6, 775NW, 925, and 1199NW; Teamsters 117, UAW 4121; UFCW 21; Working Washington; and other organizations.
ON APRIL 14TH, 2016, we'll RAISE THE ALARM ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE ABOUT WORKERS RIGHTS, POVERTY WAGES, AND EFFORTS TO TURN BACK THE CLOCK ON PROGRESS.
— Join us! —
RAISE THE ALARM ON WORKERS' RIGHTS
taking action and holding corporations accountable
We're raising the alarm about employers who are trying to turn back the clock on wages, benefits, and working conditions — instead of recognizing that the best way forward for all of us is making sure more workers have more money to spend at more businesses, and more time and flexibility to care for their families and participate in their communities.
Seattle: Capitol Hill to Downtown
11:00 AM• CAL ANDERSON PARK
E DENNY WAY & NAGLE PL
Raise the alarm on non-union store New Seasons Market: Property investment firm Gerding Edlen plans to bring New Seasons Market to the Capitol Hill light rail station despite its terrible health and safety record and poor benefits it offers employees. Join us to demand a local, union grocery store at the light rail station.
12:30 PM• SEATTLE UNIVERSITY
12TH AVE & E Columbia ST
Raise the alarm on workers' rights at Seattle University: Adjuncts and supporters will hold a one-day fast and lead a major demonstration at the university Thursday. Underpaid adjuncts are fasting to raise the alarm that SU adjunct faculty are denied living wages, job security and the right to form a union.
1:30 PM • WELLS FARGO REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS
999 third ave
Raise the alarm on the extreme agenda of the Freedom Foundation and its links to Wells Fargo: A top regional Wells Fargo executive is a key funder of the Freedom Foundation, an extreme right-wing group which opposes the minimum wage, attacks unions, and otherwise tried to block workers rights.
2:00 PM • STARBUCKS
1st & Yesler
Raise the alarm on insecure schedules: Starbucks baristas are leading the fight for secure schedules in Seattle. Despite public commitments by the company to improve scheduling practices, baristas continue to struggle with unpredictable, unstable schedules, and executives have failed to meet with workers to discuss their concerns.
11:00 am • Millennium Plaza
22 S 3rd St, Yakima
Nursing home workers and child care workers hold a rally and press conference on poverty wages & workers rights in their industries.
RAISE THE ALARM ON POVERTY WAGES
SIGNATURE GATHERING FOR MINIMUM WAGE BALLOT MEASURE
Workers and community allies will gather in more than a dozen locations across the state to gather signatures for Initiative 1433, which will raise the state's minimum wage to $13.50 an hour and ensure paid sick days for the 1 million worker in our state who don't have them. Join us at any of these locations for a brief training on the initiative and the process, then head out to gather signatures and get on the ballot!
1:00 pm: US Bank, 1420 5th Avenue
3:15 pm: 4th & Madison
3:15 pm: 2nd & Seneca
3:15 pm: 1201 Third Ave
In Western Washington
4 pm: Auburn Transit Center
11am - 2pm: McDonalds, 2302 South 320th
10 am - 2pm: Gary Knutzen Cardinal Center, Skagit Community College
5 pm: Trader Joe’s, 1530 Black Lake Blvd SW
5 pm: Safeway, 3215 Harrison Ave NW
5 pm: Ralph’s Thriftway, 1908 4th Ave. E.
12pm - 4pm: Vancouver Main Community Library, 901 C Street
In Eastern Washington
10am - 1pm: Yakima Courthouse, 128 N. 2nd St