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WSLC: ‘We stand tall with the DREAMers’

The following statement was released Tuesday by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, regarding President Trump’s announcement that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA): The AFL-CIO and the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO support the DACA program and the 800,000 DREAMers who are American children and […]

Labor Day: Why we continue to join together

The following guest column appears in today’s edition of The Seattle Times. By JEFF JOHNSON (Sept. 4, 2017) — My sisters and I grew up during the 1950s and 1960s in a single-parent household on Long Island, New York. Mom worked as a secretary for the local Chamber of Commerce and later as an aide […]

Celebrate the American worker on Sept. 4

Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 4. This is a day to recognize and honor the achievements of America’s working people. As this Labor Day message sponsored by the Snohomish County Labor Council explains, “It is appropriate that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom […]

Buy union: Support good jobs as you celebrate Labor Day

The following is from Labor 411: Labor Day is the unofficial end of Summer, and it shouldn’t take a lot of… er… labor to make it one to remember. There are plenty of ways to commemorate the holiday, from enjoying a parade and chilling at the beach to hanging around the campfire and grilling at […]

This Washington works to expand health care

The following story appears in the Washington State Labor Council’s 2017 Legislative Report published in August. By KATHARINE WEISS Amid threats from the Republican Congress and Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and the Healthy Washington Coalition continued to prioritize affordable, accessible health coverage for all Washingtonians. […]

Who gets represented in rural communities?

Some Republicans are working hard to keep their constituents’ wages low   The following story appears in the Washington State Labor Council’s 2017 Legislative Report published in August. By ERIC GONZALEZ Republicans offered a series of attacks on working families this session, some that impact the rural workforce in towns, cities and counties they represent. […]

Senate hears right-wing bills attacking public employee unions

The following story appears in the Washington State Labor Council’s 2017 Legislative Report published in August. It’s no secret that right-wing billionaires like the Koch brothers bankroll foundations that are targeting unions for extinction. Millions of those dollars have found their way into Washington state at “think tanks” like the Freedom Foundation and the Washington […]

Senate GOP leaders are anti-labor extremists

The following story appears in the Washington State Labor Council’s 2017 Legislative Report published in August. In the Senate, there are 24 Republicans, 24 Democrats, and one guy who calls himself a Democrat but meets and votes with the Republicans. Given that fragile majority, it may come as a surprise that Republicans have chosen to […]

Senate Republicans’ right-to-work bill draws fire

The following story appears in the Washington State Labor Council’s 2017 Legislative Report published in August. In the end, more than 1,100 people signed in opposed to SB 5692. Just one person supported it. More than 1,000 union members and supporters, most of them members of building and construction trades unions from around the state, […]

Clean energy bill gets a hearing

But failure to act on climate change may push issue to 2018 ballot   The following story appears in the Washington State Labor Council’s 2017 Legislative Report published in August. Despite having a federal government that refuses to acknowledge climate change, the coalition of unions, businesses, organizations and individuals that comprise the Alliance for Jobs […]

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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