February 26, 2018
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Labor relations for beginners: for union and non-union workplaces

Attorney Selena Smith will present a seminar in Seattle on April 26 to offer guidance on collective bargaining, Section 7 rights, handbook policies, responding to union organizing campaigns, and decertification basics. Your questions are welcome as we cover the basics of labor relations.

What you’ll learn:

  • Do’s and Don’ts in Collective Bargaining
  • Defining Protected, Concerted Activity
  • Handbook Guidance
  • Tips for Remaining (or Becoming) Non-Union

Smith, a shareholder with the law firm Davis Grimm Payne & Marra, offers a proactive approach with her clients, providing day-to-day advice, training, and guidance concerning handbooks and labor agreements. In addition, she represents employers in litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Smith combines her knowledge and experience in labor and employment law with strategic advice to fit her clients’ unique needs.

The seminar will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on April 26 at 701 Fifth Ave., Suite 4040, Seattle, in the Columbia Tower Club in the West Room on the 40th floor.

Learn more and register here.

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Manufacturing jobs key to all of our communities

By AWB President Kris Johnson

The health of Washington state's manufacturing sector is a bellwether for the strength of our overall economy, and a key driver of economic opportunity for families in every city and small town across the state.

The sector is vital to the state. Manufacturing jobs support families with livable wages and benefits and they grow the local economy and tax base to ensure funding for critical services.

Along with all that positive news, is the reality is the sector needs some support.

Since 2000, Washington has lost more than 50,000 manufacturing jobs, the majority of which are not in the aerospace sector.

The good news is lawmakers are currently considering bills that would reinstate the uniform B&O tax relief. It's a move our members support as one way to jumpstart job creation in every part of the state...

Read the full guest column in The Olympian
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