Entries by FWC

Kim’s story — “My boss said I was faking it.”

Kim was experiencing a sudden health crisis. She badly needed time away from her job at a call center in Federal Way to recover—but when she requested the time off, her boss turned her down.  She tried negotiating on her own again…and again…and again. Each time, she was told to report to work, or risk […]

Danielle Alvarado testimony before the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity & Fairness in Growth

Testimony of Danielle Alvarado, Executive Director of Working Washington & Fair Work Center, before the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity & Fairness in Growth AUGUST 9, 2022 “Good afternoon Chairman Himes, Ranking Member Steil, and members of the Committee. My name is Danielle Alvarado. I’m the Executive Director of Working Washington & Fair […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Ezell’s worker files lawsuit over sexual harassment

COURT FILING DETAILS TWO YEARS OF HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION AT EZELL’S FAMOUS CHICKEN BELLEVUE LOCATION Lawsuit underscores widespread crisis of sexual harassment and discrimination in the restaurant industry A worker at Ezell’s Famous Chicken has filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court alleging she was sexually harassed and assaulted while at work. For two years, […]

Reglas de salud & seguridad durante las olas de calor

Las temperaturas están llegando a las tres cifras en Yakima, Spokane, y Walla Walla, a los 90s en Seattle y el resto del estado. Así que es un buen tiempo para revisar las reglas de calor extremo que comienzan a notarse cuando la temperatura llega a 89º+ por más de 15 minutos en una hora. […]

Health & safety rules for WA workers during extreme heat

[Leer esta información en español] Temperatures are reaching triple digits in Yakima, Spokane, and Walla Walla, and the 90s in Seattle & the rest of the state.  So it’s a good time to brush up on the outdoor heat exposure rules that kick in for workers exposed to 89º+ temperatures for more than 15 minutes […]

Our statement on the US Supreme Court’s Decision to Roll Back Abortion Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down abortion rights is a misogynistic attack on people who can become pregnant. We condemn this assault on bodily autonomy and workers’ rights, which will fall the hardest on poor people, people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ people. Reproductive rights are workers’ rights. Across the country, too many […]

Centro Chinampa is now open in Yakima!

  More than one hundred people came together earlier this week to celebrate the grand opening of Centro Chinampa, our new worker center in Yakima! Centro Chinampa is a first-of-its-kind hub for worker and immigrant rights in Central WA—a space for us to gather as immigrants, workers, and community to defend our rights, get involved […]

¡Gran inauguración del centro de trabajadores en Yakima — 15 de junio!

¡La gran inauguración del nuevo centro de trabajadores en Yakima viene el 15 de junio…y te invitamos a festejar con nosotros! Nuestro nuevo centro en Yakima — un esfuerzo colaborativo entre OneAmerica, WAISN, y WLSC — será un espacio focal en donde la comunidad y los trabajadores pueden venir para aprender de sus derechos, obtener […]

Yakima worker center grand opening — June 15th

[Haga clic aquí para leer esta noticia en español] The grand opening of our new worker center in Yakima is coming up on June 15th…and you’re invited to join in the festivities! Our new location in Yakima—a collaboration with OneAmerica, the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, & the Washington State Labor Council — will be a […]