The stakes have never been higher for union members as wealthy extremists are funding legislation and taking radical legal action to weaken labor unions, exacerbate income inequality, and make it harder for working people to pay the bills and support their families.

Several area labor unions joined members of Teamsters Local 117 on Saturday to discuss these issues and to put together a plan to preserve our wages and benefits and build a stronger union and a better future for ourselves and our communities. 

"Unions fight for the middle class," said Vicki Moore, a Local 117 Shop Steward at King County Elections, who participated in the event. "I noticed that in my lifetime, it's getting harder and harder to stay middle class and unions bolster up families and people like me."

Check out photos from our first-ever Public Sector Labor Summit here.