Labor News


Liz Yates, 90, helped organize Seattle teachers

Elizabeth Yates who helped unionize her fellow Seattle school teachers and remained a lifelong progressive activist.


Combating institutionalized racism can't wait

We are resolved to take clear action to combat racism, in our own house of labor, and in the broader community; there is no time to waste.


Today in labor history: Seattle Potlatch Riots

Much of the coverage in the local newspapers blamed the IWW for the attack and accused it for being a destabilizing force in the city.


Longshore union leader: "We're putting our bodies on the line."

Hundreds of port workers have voluntarily stood in front of trains carrying grain to an outlaw company in Longview, Washington. Their struggle has made news across the nation and around the world.