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Fair Work News, May 2017 Edition

Greetings and welcome to the May edition of the Fair Work News, our quarterly e-newsletter. When I was the victim of wage theft years ago, I made the decision to ignore it. I didn’t know what to do or where to go. Asking for your rights shouldn’t be so hard, and it shouldn’t incite fear over […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Job Announcement: Staff Attorney, Fair Work Legal Clinic

Job Announcement:  Staff Attorney, Fair Work Center Legal Clinic Fair Work Center Program Description The Fair Work Center empowers workers to achieve fair employment.  We are a hub for workers to understand and exercise their legal rights, improve working conditions and connect with community resources.  We envision a society in which workers are treated with […]

Fair Work News, February 2017 Edition

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 […]

SAVE THE DATE: Since Into Spring, March 23 at the Royal Room

Please join us for Sing Into Spring on March 23, 2017 a the Royal Room in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. Sing Into Spring will be a karakoe fundraiser for Fair Work Center and we hope to bring together all of our friends, family, partners and allies in this work to raise the resources we need to […]

Founder Interview: David Rolf, President of SEIU 775

David Rolf is President of SEIU 775, the union of long-term care providers in Washington that founded Fair Work Center in 2015 and continues to invest heavily in our success. David is also the President of Fair Work Center.  How long have you been working in the labor movement, and where did that desire to commit […]