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VOTE and 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

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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 […]

Union delegates make WSLC election endorsements

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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

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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 […]

Labor call to action May 4-5 in Vancouver

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Calling all area unions for voter registration drive, Labor Neighbor walk   The following is from Labor Neighbor, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots member-to-member political action program: (April 27, 2016) — The real needs and concerns of working families in Vancouver and Clark County are being ignored in Olympia. Washington, D.C.-style partisan politics and […]

WSLC’s Johnson explains labor’s opposition to I-732 carbon tax

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(April 21, 2016) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, appeared on the PBS Newshour Thursday night to explain why organized labor opposes the Initiative 732 carbon tax that will appear on this fall’s ballot in Washington state. The I-732 segment can be watched here. Or here (Johnson’s comments begin at […]

WSLC’s candidate endorsement convention May 21 in Seattle

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SEATTLE (March 31, 2016) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has notified its more than 600 affiliated union organizations that the WSLC’s COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention will be Saturday, May 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Pl. S. in Seattle. Delegates representing WSLC-affiliated unions from across […]

I-1433 volunteers needed for Dem caucuses

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Raise Up Washington, the campaign for Initiative 1433, needs volunteers to collect signatures at some 500 Democratic Party caucus meetings on Saturday, March 26 across Washington state. I-1433 would raise the state minimum wage incrementally to $13.50/hour over the next four years and allow all workers to earn up to seven paid sick days per […]

7th CD debate Wednesday at Seattle Labor Temple

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SEATTLE — Who will fight for workers’ rights at home and across the nation? It’s time to meet the community leaders who are stepping up to the plate and running for Congress in the 7th District, which encompasses most of Seattle, all of Vashon Island, Edmonds, Shoreline, Kenmore, and parts of Burien and Normandy Park. […]

I-1433 will make ‘a real difference for over 1 million workers’

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The following is from Raise Up Washington: SEATTLE (March 11, 2016) — The Yes on 1433 campaign, the worker-sponsored effort to raise Washington’s minimum wage to $13.50/hour over four years and allow workers to accrue up to seven days paid sick leave per year, hit the streets this past weekend to begin gathering the approximately […]

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2016 WSLC CONVENTION is JULY 19-21

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