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WSLC’s endorsement convention is May 19

Unlike corporations, labor VOTES on who/what deserves their support   SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has notified its more than 600 affiliated union organizations that its COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention will be Saturday, May 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Pl. S. in Seattle. […]

Volunteer to help collect signatures for Initiative 1631

Statewide measure would put clean energy investment before voters   OLYMPIA (April 10, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and a number of other unions are part of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, a coalition of individuals, businesses, and more than 200 organizations in Washington state committed to building our state’s economy, […]

Take action: Your right to a timely union vote may be at risk

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2018) — Three years ago, the National Labor Relations Board took modest steps to streamline, modernize and improve the process by which workers petition for an election to vote on forming a union at work. The rules reduced unnecessary delay caused by management lawyers litigating issues in […]

Register for WSLC’s Legislative Conference

OLYMPIA — The election of Manka Dhingra as state senator in the 45th Legislative District could signal an end to five years of legislative gridlock, overtime sessions, near-shutdowns, and job-killing hostage politics in Olympia. Although the next legislative session doesn’t begin until Jan. 8, the new dynamic of Democrats controlling both houses of the State Legislature […]

State Senate GOP’s budget gambit killing hundreds of jobs

Senate GOP’s decision to hold capital budget hostage costs 500 jobs (and counting)   The following is from the Washington Federation of State Employees, AFSCME Council 28: OLYMPIA (Nov. 21, 2017) — Nearly 500 state agency and higher education jobs have or will be cut because of the outgoing Senate Republican majority’s foot dragging on a […]

Buy Union to have a happy Thanksgiving

(Nov. 20, 2017) — As you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check this list of union-made in America food items that are essential to a traditional family feast, courtesy of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource site, Labor 411, for compiling their extensive catalogs of union-made products. Appetizers Keebler (Kellogg) crackers Kraft/Nabisco crackers Nabisco […]

Help PSLA host its Children’s Holiday Party on Dec. 9

(Nov. 20, 2017) — Since 1975, the Puget Sound Labor Agency and its volunteers have been building wheelchair ramps for disabled citizens who can’t afford to install them and providing a union member emergency assistance program in partnership with union locals. But most know the PSLA for its Food Bank, operated out of the Seattle Labor Temple Mondays from 8 a.m. to […]

Labor leaders urge UW against ‘union avoidance’

UW administration looks to redefine ‘Postdocs’ after they seek to join together   The following is from UW Postdocs United/UAW Local 4121: SEATTLE (Nov. 7, 2017) — Leaders from University of Washington labor unions joined M.L. King County Labor Council Executive Secretary Nicole Grant and Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson on Monday in […]

Got ballot? Check out labor’s endorsements

(Oct. 20, 2017) — Ballots for the November election were mailed this week by Washington’s county auditors. Union members and their families are urged to fill their ballots out and return them right away — before they get lost in your houses somewhere. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has made the following endorsements in […]

WSLC seeks Legislative Intern for ’18 session

OLYMPIA (Oct. 17, 2017) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents some 450,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting internship opportunity in Olympia during the 2018 legislative session. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 17. Here is the job posting: Legislative Intern The […]

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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