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Make a difference this election. Volunteer!

(Sept. 18, 2018) — In seven weeks, union members and their families will have the opportunity to elect candidates who’ll put the interests of working families first. That means NOW through Election Day is your opportunity to make a difference by volunteering for Labor Neighbor 2018! Labor Neighbor, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots member-to-member […]

Washington ranked #1 (again) for aerospace manufacturing

New study ranks state as best place on the planet for aerospace manufacturing   By DAVID GROVES The Stand SEATTLE (Sept. 13, 2018) — In June, an internationally respected aerospace analyst released the most comprehensive data-driven aerospace competitiveness study ever performed. It found that Washington state is — by far — the best location in the United States to […]

Urge U.S. senators to reject Kavanaugh nomination

UPDATE (July 30, 2018) — Although the national call-in day has passed, this toll-free hotline remains active. So if you haven’t already called your senators, do it today! WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, July 26, unions across America are joining together to urge Congress to reject Donald Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Please […]

Shuler addresses WSLC Convention TODAY

Union Strong: Hundreds of delegates will gather July 17-19 in Wenatchee   UPDATE (July 11, 2018) — Here is the tentative agenda for the convention that begins Tuesday, July 17 in Wenatchee. WENATCHEE (June 8, 2018) — AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will keynote the 2018 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, set for July 17-19 […]

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 […]


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