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A fantastic day for labor candidates, causes

A big win in Missouri, plus a strong showing in Washington’s primary   (Aug. 8, 2017) — Tuesday’s election results offered great news for working people. In Missouri, voters resoundingly rejected Proposition A, their Republican legislature’s effort to create so-called “right to work (for less)” restrictions on their state. It was a rare opportunity for […]

Vote for pro-labor candidates in the primary

(July 23, 2018) — If you’re registered to vote in Washington state, you should have received your primary election ballot in the mail by now. (If you are not registered yet, you can still sign up in person through July 30 at your local election office.) Mail ballots must be returned by Tuesday, Aug. 7. […]

As the primary election nears, volunteer for Labor Neighbor

UPDATE (July 23, 2018) — Labor Neighbor phone banks continue July 25-26 and Aug. 1-2 at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9135 15th Pl. S. in Seattle, with shifts from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. The next Labor Neighbor walk will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on […]

Print, return I-1644 petition this week to repeal Eyman’s I-200

UPDATE (July 3, 2018) — It’s time to mail your petitions in! Send them in TODAY to: One Washington Coalition for Equality,  3511 East Columbia St., Seattle, WA 98122. Or better still, collect more signatures at July 4th events and drop them off at that address on Thursday, July 5. Get more information here. The […]

Labor 2018 kickoff is June 23 in Longview

LONGVIEW — Something is happening in Washington state — and in America. Even as CEOs and rich corporations are paying people to go door to door to weaken working families’ power to negotiate fair wages, good benefits, and the resources we need to do our jobs, working people are choosing aspiration over fear. It is […]

WSLC delegates vote on 2018 election endorsements

SEATTLE (May 19, 2018) — Delegates representing unions from across the state that are affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO voted Saturday on early election endorsements at the WSLC’s 2018 COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention at the Machinists 751 Hall in Seattle. The following endorsements have been made by the WSLC in […]

Historic election victories for Washington workers

(Nov. 9, 2016) — Washington state’s labor movement led the charge for some historic victories on behalf of working families on Tuesday night, but the stunning election of Donald Trump as President of the United States cast a dark cloud over local celebrations. Nevertheless, this morning the sun rises on an Evergreen State that will […]

UPDATED 11-20: How labor-endorsed candidates, measures fared

UPDATED (Nov. 20, 2017) — Here are the Washington state election results for key races and ballot measures, as of 6 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. This page will be updated continually. An asterisk (*) designates the candidates and ballot measure positions endorsed by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, or regional AFL-CIO Central Labor […]

No ‘buts.’ Mail, drop off your ballots today!

(Nov. 8, 2016) — Hey, Washington state voter. Have you mailed in or dropped off your ballot yet? If not, no excuses. Do it today! No “buts.” But I’m at work, and I didn’t send in my ballot yet. You have until 8 p.m. today (Tuesday) to drop your completed ballot in an elections-office dropbox. […]

ST Prop. 1: Good jobs now and in the future

(Nov. 7, 2016) — Tomorrow is Election Day and for voters who want to promote good jobs and improve the state economy in Washington, Initiative 1433 to raise the minimum wage and allow all to earn paid sick leave isn’t the only ballot measure that deserves their support. Voters in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties […]


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