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Pictures from the May Day Rally & March 2017

FAIR WORK NEWS CONTENTS: Amina, Ahmed and the power of standing together Case Briefs – two updates and a sampling of new cases Sing Into Spring 2017 recap and pictures Pictures from May Day Rally & March 2017 pics  

Amina, Ahmed and the power of standing together

Fair Work Center is excited to announce that we are launching a new leadership development program for workers we engage with through our outreach, education and legal services. The Worker Power Training program will deepen workers’ understanding of labor and employment law, build workers’ skills for supporting and advocating for each other, and connect workers […]

Sing Into Spring 2017 Recap

We had so much fun at Sing Into Spring, our karaoke fundraiser on March 23 at The Royal Room. More than 175 people packed the room and enjoyed good food, company and more than a few amazing karaoke performances! If you missed the fun, it is not too late to donate and support Fair Work Center. […]

May Case Briefs

Here is an update on two cases we reported in our last newsletter as well as a sampling of two new cases. All worker names are changed to protect their privacy. Update on Kim’s case: Previously, we shared that Kim was paid just $1,000 per month as an assistant to a hairdresser, despite working 45 hours each week […]

Interviews with Founding Donors

INTERVIEW WITH DAN JOHNSON of BRESKIN JOHNSON & TOWNSEND Why did you choose to practice employment law?  Dan Johnson: “I worked at the Employment Law Center in San Francisco in law school, and also volunteered at the workers’ rights legal clinic at my school in Berkeley California, where I went to law school. From there, […]

February Case Briefs

Below are a sampling of cases that have come in to the Fair Work Legal Clinic. Names and other identifying information have been changed to protect the privacy of these workers. Intake Cases Abdirahman recently arrived in King County as a refugee from Somalia. Somali Community Services, a Fair Work Collaborative partner, referred Abdirahman to Fair […]

Interview with Founder and President David Rolf

How long have you been working in the labor movement, and where did that desire to commit your life to this work come from? I have been working in labor movement for over 25 years. I grew up middle class, in large part because three generations of my family before me were members of labor […]

February ’17 Fair Work News

Greetings and welcome to the first edition of the Fair Work News, our new quarterly e-newsletter. As we begin 2017, we do so with the belief that our work is more important than ever. All of us at Fair Work Center know we we’ve got our work cut out for us protecting the gains made […]

Fair Work News, December 2016

FAIR WORK NEWS Hello and welcome to the inaugural edition of the Fair Work News, our new quarterly e-newsletter! We at Fair Work Center are excited for the new year and the incredible work to raise standards for workers that is underway in our region, despite our concern for workers’ rights at the federal level […]

Fair Work Legal Clinic Now Open

This Labor Day, Fair Work Center is proud to announce the opening of its new civil legal aid clinic, the Fair Work Legal Clinic. The clinic will offer low-wage workers free intake and referral services, legal advice at its monthly community clinics, and legal representation. The clinic is operated in partnership with the Seattle University […]