A crowd gathered in Everett at the Workers Memorial statue April 27 to honor those who died on the job or were injured. Several SPEEA members attended the ceremony hosted by the Snohomish County Labor Council.
Union leaders read the names of 76 who died in the past year in Washington state. Guest speakers discussed the importance of improving workplace safety.
More events are taking place April 28, including a ceremony hosted by the Wichita Hutchinson Labor Federation at 6 p.m. (CST), at the Wichita Machinists hall.
The AFL-CIO initiated the holiday, April 28, following the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970.
|Professional & Technical units
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Members involved in outreach to encourage students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math
(STEM) may be eligible to apply for a Northwest Council STEM grant.
The grants are for non-profit organizations or institutions, with at least one Northwest SPEEA member participating
(as a coach, mentor or parent).
STEM education grant application – deadline Aug. 15
For more information about the program, see Northwest Policy VII: Subsection B.4.
Volunteer for STEM grant review committee
This committee meets to review the applications and make recommendations to the NW Council, which votes on the grant allocations. If you’re interested, email your name and school district to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15.
The SPEEA Tellers validated three candidate petitions for Northwest regional vice president Friday, April 22. They are listed here in ballot order.
- Nikki Wagener
- Dan Nowlin
- Daniel Peters
The Northwest Council will elect the new vice president at its meeting May 12. The newly elected vice president will serve the remainder of the term – through March 22, 2017.