UFCW 21 Members at PRMCE Take Action in Everett

UFCW 21 Members Take Action in Everett

After months of negotiations, UFCW 21 Members sent a strong message to Providence Management that the time is now to settle a fair contract with Nurses, Professional Staff and Technical Staff.Hundreds of workers joined by community members and elected officials participated in a day-long informational picket at both the Pacific and Colby campuses. Reading statements of dissatisfaction with Management's feet-dragging at the bargaining table, chanting in solidarity, and delivering hundreds of postcards supporting their Union, UFCW 21 members sent a strong message that they are unified and demand a fair contract.

Our next bargaining session is schedule for Monday, June 11 for the Nurses and Wednesday, June 20 for the Techs. We need to see a proposal from Management that will allow us to:

Recruit and retain the highest quality health care professionals. Give front line health care professionals a real voice in establishing safe staffing levels. Ensure job security so that we can continue to provide quality healthcare service to our community and our region.

"Today was about solidarity; it was about unity; it was about power.
We are fed up with management and we want to get the contract
settled. They know what its going to take. The ball is firmly in
their court." Sue Woodard, RN
"I hope management understands that we are serious about staffing
issues. Not just for RNs but for all of the people who work here.
This is a house wide issue that needs to be addressed in our
contracts." Bill Hisaw, RN

2018 UFCW 21 Picnics

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Puget Sound Central Region Picnic
@ Lower Woodland Park Shelter 6: 5800 West Green Lake Way N., Seattle
 July 22 // 11 am- 4 pm

Peninsula/South Sound Picnic
@ Lions Park Shelter 1: 251 Lebo Blvd, Bremerton, WA 98310
July 27 // 11am- 3 pm

North Sound Picnic
@ Riverfront Park: 901 River Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
August 5 // 11am- 3 pm

Eastern Washington Region
Open House/Picnic
@ UFCW 21 Spokane Office:
Tentative for August

by calling 206-458-6161
or 1-800-732-1188 ex.6161

Standing with Dreamers FREE DACA Renewal Scholarships From Nonprofit Nationally


The last week has been trying for our community especially as we face a deadline that is less than 3 weeks away. We have fantastic news from one of our trusted, national partners, Mission Asset Fund (MAF).

In 2012, MAF collaborated with 21 Progress on our first 150 DACA assistance loans in Washington State. Now, MAF is offering free DACA renewal scholarships.

Simply apply at LC4DACA.org and MAF will send a $495.00 check already written out to USCIS for payment of DACA renewal. This is not a loan and no one will be asked to pay the money back. The deadline to renew DACA is October 5 for eligible participants, so apply for this scholarship as soon as possible.

Since 2015, MAF has provided $5 million dollars in financial assistance to immigrants as a nonprofit. In the past, this took the form of lending circles - now they have switched to DACA renewal scholarships.

Mission Asset Funds is committing to sending the scholarship through priority mail within 48 hours of receiving your DACA renewal scholarship application, if eligible.



If you have any concerns about your DACA renewal, legal clinics are available to help you with your application. You can find a list for  Washington state here: https://www.nwirp.org/options-after-daca-community-forums/ http://www.seattle.gov/iandraffairs/programs/daca#top

Step 1: Complete your DACA renewal application (get help at a legal clinic) if your DACA expires on or before March 5 to be eligible for a renewal.

Step 2: Apply for a free DACA renewal scholarship at LC4DACA.ORG.

Step 3: Send your application to USCIS before October 5 according to your state here:


IMPORTANT: Scholarship applications must be fully completed. Please answer every question.

Please share this information widely! We want to reach as many people as possible. No one should miss the renewal deadline due to financial concerns. These scholarships are for the entire United States of America.

WASHINGTON: If you have any questions about this process or problems during your application, please email us at daca@21progress.org. If you are outside of Washington state, please contact MAF directly: (888)274-4808

We don’t want your spouse or child to lose their health insurance. Act today.

We don’t want your spouse or child to lose their health insurance. Act today.
Please make sure you send in your Sound Health Dependent Verification documents.

No queremos que su esposo/a o hijo/a pierda el seguro médico. Actúe hoy.
No falte de enviar sus documentos de Verificación de Dependiente de Sound Health

請確保你寄回你的Sound Health家屬證明文件。

Мы не хотим, чтобы Ваш(а) супруг(а) или ребенок потеряли свое медицинское страхование. Действуйте сегодня. Пожалуйста, проверьте, что Вы отправили подтверждающие документы в Отдел охраны здоровья.

Chúng tôi không muốn bạn đời hay con của quý vị bị mất bảo hiểm sức khỏe. Hãy hành động ngay hôm nay. Hãy nhớ gửi các giấy tờ Xác Thực Quan Hệ Phụ Thuộc Sound Health của quý vị.


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It's Time to fix Overtime

Please take 5 seconds to help 5 million workers!  On your phone or at your desk, tell the DOL to expand overtime eligibility at http://bit.ly/SupportOT 

Millions of Americans work more than 40 hours per week with no pay.  That’s because the salary threshold for overtime pay has been raised only once since 1975.

The current salary threshold is $23,660, which is lower than the federal poverty level for a family of four. This outdated system has given corporations a free pass to schedule low-level supervisors and managers for more than 40 hours per week without providing them with any overtime pay. 

But that’s about to change because the U.S. Department of Labor is raising the bar on employers by setting a higher salary threshold for overtime protection so that more salaried workers will be eligible to earn overtime when they work more than 40 hours in one week.  The proposed regulation will increase the overtime salary threshold to $50,440 per year by 2016, and extend overtime protection to almost 5 million additional workers, including those in the food and non-food retail sector. 

The new overtime regulation will benefit workers everywhere and make it harder for employers to misclassify workers as supervisors.  It is the most significant step the Obama Administration can take on its own to address our country’s low-wage, part-time economy, and will improve the standard of living for millions of Americans.

All workers deserve to be compensated for their hard work—so please take a few minutes to show your support by visiting: www.ufcwaction.org/overtime.

Macy's Informational Picket, Support Our 7

JULY 8 & 9

Stand together for:

During bargaining this week Macy’s Management continued to push their takeaways including limiting our health care, pension and PTO. With many retail chains improving their pay standards, Macy’s is moving backwards. We are standing strong on our key issues and equality.

We will not be divided! Join us for an informational picket.

July 8, 1-2:30pm Downtown Macy’s


July 9, 1-2:30pm Northgate Macy’s