Working to Live in Southwest Washington

Why Are So Many Union Members Running For Office?

September 3, 2022


Happy Labor Day Working People! Do we have a lot to celebrate this year or what? Did you see the latest Gallup poll on support for unions in the US? (

Something else to celebrate is the number of union members who are stepping up to run for office! Two of those union members - Terri Niles ( and Joe Kear ( - sit down with Shannon and Harold to talk about why they decided to run and how their union membership affects their campaigns.

Want to meet Terri, Joe and the other union members running for office in person? Come join us at our Labor Day Picnic in Kalama ( on September 5th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  You'll get to meet the candidates, listen to music, and enjoy free food from our union caterer, SPIN Catering ( PLUS there will be kids games and face painting. You won't want to miss it!

Be sure you don't miss a special Labor Day surprise in this episode courtesy of the Meany Labor Archive (

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