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Mark McDermott to speak about about living wages and economic justice at TBA

On Wednesday, October 2, Mark McDermott will contribute to our forum on living wages and economic justice at TBA.

Mark is a lifelong activist working for economic, social and racial justice and peace. He has been an active member of the Machinists, Washington State Federation of State Employees, and Steelworkers Unions.  He has served as Assistant Director at the Department of Labor and Industries, Senior Labor Policy Advisor for Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, Policy Analyst on the State Senate’s Commerce and Labor Committee, and Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner.  He retired in 2010 after serving as U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis’ Regional Representative.

In his private life, Mark has served in Washington State on the boards of the Statewide Poverty Action Network, One America, Washington State Living Wage Movement, Seattle Worker Center, Washington Association of Churches, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action and the Program Committee of the statewide Faith Action Network.