Maya Williams supervises children in a drop-in program at the Rainier Beach Community Center during the teacher's strike. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Parks Department a childcare savior during teacher’s strike

Quick thinking city officials extended after-school programs so Seattle parents could keep working during the teacher's strike.
Sep 16, 2015
Fast food workers demonstrate outside the Capitol Hill IHOP. (Photo courtesy Working Washington)

Seattle fast food workers join global strike day

Seattle fast food workers and activist joined forces with a national and global movement today, going on strike to demand better pay. The global day of protest against low wages was held in 33 countries around the globe and in more than 150 U.S. cities. “We think it’s fantastic. Workers internationally are being hit hardest […]
May 15, 2014
Three of Walmart's 2.2 million employees gather in protest at the company's first location in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Photo via How To Change Walmart Tumblr)

Change Walmart, change the world

Walmart employees are gathered at the company’s global headquarters for a campaign that connects low-wage workers from Washington to Bangladesh.
Jun 7, 2013
Elena Perez of the UFCW 21 Making Change at Walmart campaign joins the fast food workers picket at the Georgetown Arby's. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

“Supersize my pay!” Fast food workers on strike around Seattle

If you tried to make a run for the border last night in Ballard you might have been disappointed.
May 30, 2013
An oil worker shows the scar where he says he was shot by police during protests in Zhanouzen last December (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

More blood for oil in Kazakhstan

I spent my first night in Kazakhstan at a punk show in the hills surrounding the capital, Almaty. There were 22’s of local beer, calf tattoos, bikes, a guy named “Joy” bragging about his small family farm and French Screamo music. It could have been a late summer evening in Seattle – well, minus the […]
Sep 25, 2012