Join us for the Refuse to Abuse 5K!

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WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Refuse to Abuse 5K // Saturday, July 20 // 9am

Join us as we literally take steps towards curing domestic violence in our community through raising vital funds for outreach and education throughout the state. Sound Health and Wellness Trust will reimburse the cost for registering and give you HRA credit.

https://refusetoabuse5k.org/
Register with Team: UFCW 21 Works It!

Let us know if you have any questions and more details will emerge about Pride and our Refuse to Abuse Team. Please share with members! For more details contact: kbeifus@ufcw21.org

Providence Patients before Profits Rally July 26

On Friday, July 26 join hundreds of fellow union members from across Washington for a spirited rally at Providence headquarters to stand up for quality patient care and good jobs. All job titles throughout Providence including nurses, nursing assistants, techs, social workers, transporters, hospice workers, pharmacists, environmental services, nutrition workers, clerks and lab workers will gather in a massive show of unity.

We’re all experiencing the same attacks from Providence as the corporation prioritizes excessive executive pay, profits and branding above the needs of patients and front-line workers. We are struggling with severe under-staffing, unaffordable health benefits, unfair wages, cuts to our sick time, and disrespect and discrimination on the job.

Meanwhile, Providence raked in $24.4 BILLION in operating revenue and $165 MILLION in operating profits last year. The CEO Rod Hochman had a 157% increase in total compensation to $10.5 MILLION in 2017, and the top 15 Providence execs had over $41 MILLION in total compensation that year.

Let’s all send a powerful message directly to these millionaire executives that Providence needs to stop wasting resources and invest in quality care for our patients! RSVP below…

 

July 26
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Providence Headquarters
1801 Lind Ave SW Renton, WA 98057

RSVP to attend the Providence Patients before Profits Rally

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Press Release: Providence Workers Across the State Join Together For Informational Pickets: Spokane, Everett and Olympia

PRESS ADVISORY

For Immediate Release:

Providence Workers Across the State Join Together For Informational Pickets: Spokane, Everett and Olympia

WHAT:  Informational Pickets protest against proposed cuts of benefits for thousands of workers across the state by Providence. These workers in Spokane, Everett and Olympia all have contracts that are now expired. There will be good visuals with picketers + picket signs. Interviews with workers at each location will be able to be arranged upon request.

DATE:   Thursday, June 27, 2019

LOCATIONS/TIMES:

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

8th & McClellan

Spokane

TIME: 2 PM – 5 PM

(UFCW 21 members will be joined by members of Washington State Nurses Association)

 

Providence St Peter Hospital

Lilly & Ensign

Olympia

TIME: 2 PM – 5 PM

 

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Colby & 13th

Everett

TIME: 3 PM – 6 PM

Note – there will also be a leaflet action at Providence St Mary’s Medical Center, 401 Poplar St, Walla Walla  from 7-8 AM and 1 – 3:30 PM

WHY:    Despite making $24.4 billion last year and paying their CEO over $10 million, Providence is trying to take away the hard-earned benefits of workers, many whom have been dedicated employees for decades. These proposed take aways include: erasing millions of dollars’ worth of accrued benefits that workers have in their Sick Leave, and ongoing failure to address staffing shortages.

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UFCW 21 has over 46,000 members across the state of Washington and is the largest UFCW local in the nation. By growing our union, we are building a movement for the 21st century, an inclusive and democratic union that pushes for racial, gender, economic and political justice.

For more information, go to: UFCW21.org

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LOURDES NURSES MISSED BREAKS LEGAL UPDATE:

GREAT NEWS SETTLEMENT CHECKS COMING FOR MISSED WORK BETWEEN –6/25/09 – 3/10/13

Millions of dollars worth checks are to be mailed as soon as today to RNs from Lourdes who missed breaks between June of 2009 and Mach of 2013.

BACKGROUND

In June 2012, four Registered Nurses filed a lawsuit claiming that Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital failed to ensure nurses could take rest and meal breaks, and record missed breaks as hours worked in violation of Washington law.  Their employer denied it did anything wrong and aggressively defended the lawsuit.  On March 10, 2013, the Hospital revised its breaks policy.  The nurse Plaintiffs amended their lawsuit to cover a period of time from June 25, 2009 through the Hospital’s policy change on March 10, 2013.

After a lengthy legal battle supported by UFCW 21, including a successful appeal to the Washington State Supreme Court, the four nurses’ lawsuit was certified as a class action.  The class representatives negotiated a settlement with the Defendants that included a $5,000,000 common fund to be used for expenses, costs, administrative fees, attorneys fees, and to be divided between RN’s based on hours worked between June 25, 2009 and March 10, 2013.  The settlement was reviewed by the judge and signed as an order on March 1, 2019. 

When workers have a union, it allows for us to take action together. In this case, four nurses took action together to protect their rights to meal and real breaks. And then we won the ability for all the nurses in question to have a right to join together in a class action lawsuit. This is a wonderful victory to right a wrong that started nearly a decade ago. And we hope it will send a message to all employers across the state that they need to follow the law and provide meal and rest breaks for their employees.

 

Grocery Store Bargain: April Contract Action Team Meetings

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March-April, 2019 Grocery Store Bargain Contract Action Team Meetings are organized by Rep., Members are welcome to attend any CAT meeting. To RSVP or if you have questions contact your Union Representative.

Rep Tonya Burnett
360-662-1985

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7pm 
Westside PIZZA
540 W. Washington St
Sequim, WA 98382

Rep Derrick Edens
206-436-6563

Monday, March 25, 2019
5-6pm
Issaquah Library
10 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:30pm
Lynnwood Library
19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Friday, April 5, 2019
4-5pm
Sammamish Library
825 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075

Rep Leroy Taylor
360-662-1986

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
4-6pm
UFCW 21 Silverdale office
3888 NW Randall Way #105
Silverdale, WA 98383

Rep Kristina Storm
360-419-4667

Thursday, March 28, 2019
12-1pm
Alfys Pizza (upstairs)
916 SE Bayshore Drive 
Oak Harbor, WA

Thursday, March 28, 2019
4-5pm 
UFCW Local 21
1510 N 18th Street
Mount Vernon, WA

Rep Teri Jackson
206-436-6551

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:30-8:00pm
Federal Way 320th Library
848 S 320th St
Federal Way, WA 98003

1:00-2:00pm OR 3:00-4:00pm
Enumclaw Library Meeting Room 1
1700 1st St Enumclaw

Thursday, April 4, 2019
11:00am-12:30pm Mt. Rainier Room
5:00-6:30pm Olympic Room
Kent Commons
525 4th Ave N
Kent, WA  98032 

Rep Adrian Noel
360-419-4677

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5-7pm
Alfys Pizza Marysville 
9330 State Ave, Marysville, WA 98270

Thursday, April 4, 2019
5-7pm
Alfys Pizza Monroe
19121 US-2, Monroe, WA 98272

Rep Bill Roberts
360-419-4665

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5-7pm
Round Table Pizza
At Sunset Square
Bellingham

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
3-5pm
Lynden Starbucks
8082 Guide Meridian Ave #101
Lynden, WA 98264

Rep Andy Heyman
206-436-6586

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
1 -2pm
Rainier Beach Library. 9125 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30-6:30pm
Renton Community Center
1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057

Thursday, April 4, 2019
3-4:30pm
Capital Hill Library 
425 Harvard Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Rep Tim Phelan
206-436-6515

Thursday, April 4, 2019
11am-12:30pm
or 5-630pm
Kent Commons
525 4th Ave N
Kent WA 98032

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30-6:30pm
Renton Community Center
1715 Maple Valley Highway
Renton, WA 98057

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
1:30-2:30pm
New Castle Public Library
12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle

Rep Regan McBride
206-436-6510

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
11am-12:30pm or 4-5:30pm
Shoreline Central Library 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline, WA 98155

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
11am-12:30pm
Lake City Library 12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Rep David Barnes
206-436-6591

Monday, April 1, 2019
6:30-7:30pm
Kirkland Library (Large Meeting Room)
308 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland WA 98033

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
10:00-11:00am
Bellevue Library (Meeting Room 1)
1111 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue WA 98004

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:30-7:30pm
New Location:
Can Am Pizza
2125 Bel-Red Road 
Redmond, Washington 98052

Rep Tae Abraham
206-436-6526

Monday, March 25, 201919
5-6pm
Issaquah library
10 W Sunset Way 
Issaquah WA 98027 

Friday, April 5, 2019
4- 5pm
Sammamish Library
825 288th Ave SE
Sammamish WA 98075 

Rep Evelyn Orantes-Fogel
206-436-6520

Thursday, March 28, 2019
3-4pm
Lynnwood Library (Large Meeting Room)
19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Monday, April 1, 2019
6-7pm
Alfy’s Broadway Everett 
(Adrian and Evelyn)
2317 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201

Rep Tim Moisio
360-662-1989

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
5-6pm 
Port Orchard Library
87 Sidney Ave,
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Thursday, April 4, 2019
5-6pm 
Jefferson County Library
9514, 620 Cedar Ave,
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Rep Monica Bryant
206-436-6527

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6-7:30pm
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Thursday, April 4, 2019
3-4:30pm
Capital Hill Library 
425 Harvard Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Rep Bruce Le
206-436-6540

Wednesday, April 3. 2019
6-8pm
Phinney Ridge Community Center
Room 1 Big Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Thursday, April 4, 2019
2-4pm
Greenwood Library
8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Rep Monica Smith
206-436-6524

Tuesday April 2, 2019
10:00am-12:30pm
Covington Library 
Address: 27100 164th Ave SE
Covington, WA 98042

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
1:00-2:30pm
Maple Valley Library
21844 SE 248th ST
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Thursday, April 4, 2019
11:00am-12:30pm or 5:00-6:30pm
Place: Kent Commons
525 4th Ave N
Kent, WA 98032

Rep Cynthia Edwards
206-436-6529
Derrick Edens
206-436-6563

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30 - 7:30pm
Burien Library 
400 SW 152nd Street
Burien,  WA 98166

Friday, April 5, 2019
3:30 - 4:30pm
and 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Southwest Library 
9010 35th Ave SW
Seattle,  WA 98126




Grocery Store Bargain: Telephone Town Halls Connect With Thousands of Members

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If you weren’t able to join the Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday 3.12.19 about the Grocery Store Workers Contract Negotiations, you can listen to the recording of the live call to find out about what happened the 1st day of bargaining, what’s happening around the country with other UFCW grocery store negotiations, and hear about Secure Scheduling effort and much more. The call was a live call with members asking their questions and getting immediate answers.

UFCW 21 Endorsements

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MAIL YOUR BALLOT BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018!

Workers’ rights are under attack at the national level. But we can protect the big wins we’ve had here in Washington State, expand our rights on the job, and elect powerful allies in Olympia and in DC who will have our back when it really matters. Want to see secure scheduling statewide? Want to fight for a fairer tax system in our state? Don’t miss the chance to pick the right candidates in the primary so we have real choices this fall. It’s time to make our voices heard at the ballot box.


Candidate Endorsements

Federal

Pramila Jayapal
United States Congress, District 7

Jason Rittereiser
United States Congress, District 8

Kim Schrier
United States Congress, District 8

 

State Legislature

Candidate: Derek Stanford
Office Running for: State Representative 1st Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Marcus Riccelli
Office Running for: State Representative 3rd Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Timm Ormsby
Office Running for: State Representative 3rd Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Bill Ramos
Office Running for: State Representative 5th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Lisa Callan
Office Running for: State Representative 5th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Zack Hudgins
Office Running for: State Representative 11th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Steve Bergquist
Office Running for: State Representative 11th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Tanisha Harris
Office Running for: State Representative 17th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Kathy Gillespie
Office Running for: State Representative 18th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Erin Frasier
Office Running for: State Representative 19th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Strom Peterson
Office Running for: State Representative 21st Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Lillian Ortiz-Self
Office Running for: State Representative 21stLegislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Laurie Dolan
Office Running for: State Representative 22nd Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate:  Beth Doglio
Office Running for: State Representative 22nd Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Sherry Appleton
Office Running for: State Representative 23rd Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Mike Chapman
Office Running for: State Representative 24th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Steve Tharinger
Office Running for: State Representative 24th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Julie Door
Office Running for: State Representative 25th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Brian Duthie
Office Running for: State Representative 25th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Connie Fitzpatrick
Office Running for: State Representative 26th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Joy Stanford
Office Running for: State Representative 26th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Emily Randall
Office Running for: State Senator 26th Legislative District

Candidate: Laurie Jinkins
Office Running for: State Representative 27th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Jake Fey
Office Running for: State Representative 27th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Mari Leavitt
Office Running for: State Representative 28th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Christine Kilduff
Office Running for: State Representative 28th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Melanie Morgan
Office Running for: State Representative 29th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Claire Wilson
Office Running for: State Senate 30th Legislative District

Candidate: Mike Pellicciotti
Office Running for: State Representative 30th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Kristine Reeves
Office Running for: State Representative 30th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Lauren David
Office Running for: State Representative 32nd Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Karen Keiser
Office Running for: State Senator 33rd Legislative District

Candidate: Eileen Cody
Office Running for: State Representative 34th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Joe Fitzgibbon
Office Running for: State Representative 34th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Shannon Braddock
Office Running for: State Senator 34th Legislative District

Candidate: Noel Frame
Office Running for: State Representative 36th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Rebecca Saldaña
Office Running for: State Senator 37th Legislative District

Candidate: June Robinson
Office Running for: State Representative 38th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Mike Sells
Office Running for: State Representative 38th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Debra Lekanoff
Office Running for: State Representative 40th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Tana Senn
Office Running for: State Representative 41st Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: My-Linh Thai
Office Running for: State Representative 41st Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Nicole Macri
Office Running for: State Representative 43rd Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Frank Chopp
Office Running for: State Representative 43rd Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: John Lovick
Office Running for: State Representative 44th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Jared Mead
Office Running for: State Representative 44th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Manka Dhingra
Office Running for: State Senator 45th District

Candidate: Gerry Pollet,
Office Running for: State Representative 46th Legislative District, Position 1

Candidate: Javier Valdez
Office Running for: State Representative 46th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Pat Sullivan
Office Running for: State Representative 47th Legislative District, Position 2

Candidate: Patty Kuderer
Office Running for: State Senator 48th Legislative District

Candidate: Monica Stonier
Office Running for: State Representative 49th Legislative District, Position 2

 

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

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

Standing with Dreamers FREE DACA Renewal Scholarships From Nonprofit Nationally

Friends,

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.

APPLY

FOR DACA RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIP

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:

https://www.uscis.gov/i-821d-addresses

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