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Labor Votes: Let’s get everyone registered


(Aug. 12, 2016) — Election Day is looming on the horizon, and it’s closer than you may think. This year, union members and their families will have the opportunity to raise Washington’s minimum wage and allow all workers to earn paid sick days via Initiative 1433. They will have the chance to boost the state […]

See how labor-endorsed candidates fared

election results

(Aug. 3, 2016) — Following are the 2016 primary election results as of this morning in races where the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO made an endorsement. The WSLC-endorsed candidate is in bold. The top two vote-getters in each race advance to the General Election in November. There are still quite a few ballots to […]

VOTE TODAY (even if you lost your ballot)

Voter receiving ballot through mail

(Aug. 2, 2016) — Time’s up! All union members, their families, and community supporters of livable wages, quality jobs, and safe communities should have returned their primary election ballots by today to support candidates who will fight for the same things. If you haven’t, today is your last day to fill out your ballot and […]

VOTE: Help send labor advocates to Congress


(July 29, 2016) — Time’s running out. Find it, fill it out, and send it in! Voters in Washington state have had their Primary Election ballots for a couple of weeks now, but they only have until this Tuesday, Aug. 2 to mail them in or drop them at a local ballot drop box (find […]

VOTE: Support labor-endorsed justices


Stop politicization of the courts by supporting Yu, Madsen, Wiggins   (July 27, 2016) — If you care about the politicization of Washington state’s highest court, find your Primary Election ballot, fill it out and send it in! Rather than focusing on improving school funding, some right-wing state legislators are actively campaigning to unseat Supreme […]

VOTE: Support key statewide candidates

(July 25, 2016) — Don’t wait! Find it, fill it out, and send it in. Voters in Washington state have received their Primary Election ballots and if recent elections, and early return rates are any indication, the percentage of people that will bother voting between now and Aug. 2 will be shamefully low. But the […]

It’s official: Initiative 1433 easily qualifies for this fall’s ballot


OLYMPIA (July 22, 2016) — Today the Washington Secretary of State’s office announced that volunteers with Raise Up Washington turned in enough valid signatures that “easily exceeded” the number required to qualify. Initiative 1433 will raise the statewide minimum wage to $13.50 over four years and give all Washington workers the opportunity to earn paid […]

More than 360,000 signatures submitted for Initiative 1433


OLYMPIA (July 6, 2016) — Supporters of Initiative 1433, the citizen’s initiative to raise Washington state’s minimum wage to $13.50 by 2020 and allow all Washington workers to earn paid sick leave turned in petitions today to the Secretary of State’s Elections Office. Campaign organizers believe that the more than 360,000 signatures submitted — most […]

Union delegates make WSLC election endorsements


UPDATE — Here is a printable one-page list of WSLC endorsements made at the 2016 COPE Convention on May 21, a few made July 7 by the WSLC Executive Board, and supplemental endorsement action made at the WSLC 2016 Convention in Wenatchee on July 21. Also see TVW coverage of the congressional and statewide candidates’ […]

WSLC 2016 Legislative Report shows why elections matter


WSLC’s 2016 Legislative Report, labor voting record now available   OLYMPIA (May 20, 2016) — As rank-and-file delegates representing unions across the state gather this weekend to decide which candidates deserve labor’s support, a new report outlining the “logjam in Olympia” on working families’ issues explains why elections matter. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO […]




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