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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 […]

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 […]

Raise Up Washington seeks Campaign Manager for I-1433


(March 11, 2016) — Raise Up Washington has launched a statewide ballot initiative to raise Washington state’s minimum wage and provide workers with earned paid sick leave. The Raise Up Washington initiative, I-1433, will expand opportunity for 1 million Washingtonians — raising wages and providing common sense paid sick leave, key elements of a healthy […]

I-1433 effort to Raise Up WA now under way


YOU can help the historic campaign to raise minimum wage, pass paid sick leave   SEATTLE (March 7, 2016) — More than 100 volunteers turned out Saturday for the official kickoff of the Raise Up Washington signature gathering campaign to put Initiative 1433 on this fall’s ballot. If approved by voters, I-1433 would allow all […]

Official I-1433 kickoff is Saturday in Seattle


RSVP online to join historic effort; sign up to volunteer statewide   Petitions for Initiative 1433, which would allow all workers in Washington state to earn paid sick and safe leave and raise the state minimum wage incrementally to $13.50/hour, have been printed. Volunteers have already begun collecting signatures to put I-1433 on this fall’s […]

WSLC endorses Tim Probst for State Senate in the 17th LD


VANCOUVER, Wash. (Feb. 23, 2016) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of more than 600 labor organizations with more than 450,000 members — has endorsed Tim Probst, Democratic candidate for State Senate in the 17th District. The WSLC Executive Board took the early endorsement action […]

Path to Power candidate training set for April 14-15 in Yakima


UPDATE — The application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, March 15, and the training is now offered at NO COST to participants. YAKIMA (Feb. 17, 2016) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is partnering with the national AFL-CIO to host PATH TO POWER: A Political Candidate Training Program. This training provides union members and […]

Initiative 1433 campaign kicks off on Saturday, March 5


(Feb. 12, 2016) — Ladies and gentlemen, we have a number — and a launch date. The ballot initiative to raise Washington state’s minimum wage and allow all workers in the state to earn paid sick leave is Initiative 1433. Filed last month and supported by Raise Up Washington — a coalition of union, faith […]



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