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Celebrate Flag Day with June 14 Labor Neighbor walk in Pierce Co.


TACOMA — The first Labor Neighbor walk of the 2016 election season in Pierce County will be held on Flag Day — Tuesday, June 14 — from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Union volunteers will visit fellow union members in the 28th Legislative District to deliver literature and explain why labor’s endorsed candidates — Senate challenger […]

Attend 28th Legislative District Candidates’ Forum on June 9


Union members and other supporters of working families should make plans to attend a 28th Legislative District Candidate Forum this Thursday, June 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lakewood, 5400 112th St. S.W. in Lakewood. Hear the candidates for Washington State Legislature discuss reproductive justice, mass incarceration, environmental and […]

Return your I-1433 petitions; volunteer July 4


UPDATE (June 24, 2016) — This is it. Thank you to all of you who gathered signatures for Initiative 1433, the important effort to raise the state minimum wage and allow workers to earn paid sick leave. To make sure I-1433 makes the ballot, it’s critical that you mail any signatures you have in hand. […]

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. Also see TVW coverage of the congressional and statewide candidates’ speeches/panels prior to endorsement voting. WSLC President Jeff Johnson at 4:40 — Sen. Patty Murray at 13:55 — Congressional Incumbents Panel 25:30 — Congressional Challengers […]

Labor call to action May 4-5 in Vancouver


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


(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


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


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


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’


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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