Filed under: Action, Community Organizing, Labor, Northwest
Report from Seattle Solidarity Network, who since march has been organizing in solidarity with workers who are owed $10,000 in unpaid wages.
A number of supporters joined two fired employees of The Purple Store and a Seattle Solidarity Network member, forced to appear in court on Tuesday, September 17 by The Purple Store‘s owner. The owner had filed for anti-harassment protection orders in a gross abuse of that process to suppress a labor dispute.
Fortunately, the judge chose not to extend the temporary orders that had recently been issued against the workers he fired in March (but which the initial judge had declined to even issue against a SeaSol member). However he has not yet dismissed the case entirely. We have to be back in court on Friday, October 4th at 8:45am at the Shoreline District Courthouse, 18050 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline, WA.
We welcome supporters to join us on that date, or at any of our upcoming pickets. Donations to our legal defense effort can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to “Seattle Solidarity Network, PO Box 84278, Seattle, WA, 98124”.
Please spread this to your friends and networks! We will fight until The Purple Store workers get paid!