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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 […]

‘Blatantly political’ attack on working people

Public employee unions: Supreme Court’s Janus case will further rig U.S. economy against workers   WASHINGTON (Sept. 28, 2017) — The following statement was issued Thursday by members and leaders of AFSCME, AFT, NEA, and SEIU — the nation’s four largest public sector unions — in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant […]

Seattle’s minimum wage hasn’t boosted grocery prices

SEATTLE (Sept. 26, 2017) — Back in June, the University of Washington issued a working paper about Seattle’s minimum wage increase that found more people were working in the city at more jobs for higher pay, but still managed to find fault by suggesting that workers’ hours may have been cut in the process. (That […]

Volunteer to help Manka Dhingra break the gridlock in Olympia

Union member volunteers are needed in critical State Senate race   KIRKLAND (Sept. 14, 2017) — A critical election this fall for state senator in the 45th Legislative District — which includes Kirkland, Sammamish, Duvall and surrounding King County communities — could break the gridlock in Olympia that has stymied progress on funding public education, […]

WSLC: ‘We stand tall with the DREAMers’

(Sept. 6, 2017) — 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 […]

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 […]


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