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Trumka to keynote WSLC 2019 Convention

Union delegates from across Washington will gather July 25-27 in SeaTac   SEATAC (July 3, 2019) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, set for Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27 at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. Hundreds of […]

Sign petition in support of restoring OT pay

UPDATE (July 10, 2019) — This action has ended. Click here for more information about how you can support Washington state’s update of its overtime pay rules. OLYMPIA (July 2, 2019) — The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries announced last month its long-awaited plan to restore overtime pay rights to more than 250,000 low-wage […]

A year after Janus, state’s unions are stronger

Right-wing efforts to weaken labor in Washington state have failed miserably   By DAVID GROVES (June 27, 2019) — One year ago today, hundreds of rank-and-file union members rallied in cities across Washington state, vowing to stay “Union Strong” in the face of the latest right-wing attack against the labor movement. By all accounts, they’ve […]

Thank you for supporting informational pickets at Providence

UPDATE (June 28, 2019) — Thank you to all the union members and supporters who showed their solidarity with Providence health care workers on Thursday. See more pictures at UFCW 21’s Twitter feed and stay tuned for next steps at Excellent turnout of @UFCW21 workers fighting for a fair contract with Providence! #UnionStrong […]

State moves to close overtime pay loophole

Long-awaited rule update will help Washington workers ‘get their time back’   TUMWATER, Wash. (June 5, 2019) — Washington state is poised to begin closing a gigantic loophole in the state’s wage-and-hour laws — and to help its citizens bring their working lives back into balance. The state Department of Labor and Industries announced today […]

Join WSLC officers at Tri-Cities Works Together event June 11

KENNEWICK — All union members and community supporters in the Tri-Cities area are invited to join Washington State Labor Council President Larry Brown and Secretary Treasurer April Sims at Tri-Cities Works Together, a Working People’s Happy Hour, on Tuesday, June 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 6505 W. Canal Dr. […]

Beware this sneak attack on Social Security

“Chained CPI” might sound technical and boring, but anyone who has closely followed the Social Security debate knows better. It has long been proposed as a deceptive, hard-to-understand way to cut our earned Social Security benefits.   By NANCY ALTMAN WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2019) — Donald Trump’s recent budget proposal included billions of dollars in […]

Apply now for Union Summer internships

Application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 24   SEATTLE — Are you or anyone you know interested in working for social change? Union Summer is the paid ($16/hour) summer internship program for people interested in getting involved in the labor movement. Union Summer participants will spend an exciting six weeks — June 25-August […]

Attend Working People’s Summit on May 19 at WSLC in Olympia

OLYMPIA — All union officers, stewards, staff, and rank-and-file members — plus members of pro-labor community partners — are invited to attend and support an important working people’s summit in Olympia, “Igniting Union Power,” planned for Sunday, May 19 from 8 a.m.  to 3 p.m. at the Davis-Williams Building (WSLC), 906 Columbia St. SW. Hosted […]

Spaghetti Feed to benefit PSLA on March 26 at IAM 751

SEATTLE — Join union leaders, members and community supporters from across the region for a special Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser benefiting the Puget Sound Labor Agency, AFL-CIO — and helping to fund its impending relocation — on Tuesday, March 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Place S. in Seattle. […]


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