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There’s no debate on who deserves our vote


If you care about jobs, rights, environment… you’ll vote for Hillary Clinton   By JEFF JOHNSON (Sept. 27, 2016) — Regardless of who you think performed better during the televised presidential debate last night, if you are a working person, a union member, there is no debate about who to vote for. If you care […]

Why voters should reject I-732 carbon tax


OLYMPIA (Sept. 15, 2016) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, recorded the statement in opposition to the Initiative 732 carbon tax for TVW’s Video Voter Guide. Here is the transcript: Initiative 732 would create a new and accelerating carbon tax while also cutting business taxes in Washington State. Intended to […]

Labor Neighbor walk Sept. 17 in Wellman vs. Litzow race


The general election efforts of Labor Neighbor, the grassroots member-to-member political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, kick off this Saturday, Sept. 17. A neighborhood walk will be held to inform union members about labor-endorsed State Senate candidate Lisa Wellman in the 41st Legislative District, which includes Mercer Island, Bellevue, Newcastle and […]

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 […]




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