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Ed Murray to speak at WSLC holiday luncheon Nov. 19


SEATTLE — The officers and staff of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO invite all union members, staff and officers to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season — and the conclusion of the 2014 election — on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the WSLC’s annual luncheon at the Catholic Seafarer’s Center, 2330 1st Ave. in […]

One week left to get (or scare) out the vote; volunteer today!


SEATTLE (Oct. 28, 2014) — Just a week remains of organized labor’s get-out-the-vote efforts for an election that everyone agrees is all about getting out the vote. At stake in Washington, among other things, is whether the obstructionist Republicans who controlled the State Senate are again empowered to block all efforts to sufficiently fund our […]

Find your ballot, fill it out, and mail it in!


OLYMPIA (Oct. 22, 2015) — Voter turnout for the Aug. 5 primary election was abysmal in Washington state and was historically low nationwide. Fewer than one in three registered voters in our state bothered filling out and mailing in their ballots, and in some states (Nevada and Iowa) fewer than one in 10 registered voters […]

WSLC seeks Legislative Intern for 2015 session


OLYMPIA (Oct. 22, 2014) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents some 400,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting internship opportunity in Olympia during the 2015 legislative session. The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 1. Here is the job posting: Legislative Intern The […]

With ballots in the mail, it’s GOTV time!


Labor’s Voice walks Saturday in Everett, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver   (Oct. 14, 2014) — County auditors will start mailing General Election ballots to voters on Wednesday, which means it’s time for the home-stretch push to Get Out the Vote for candidates who support working people. These GOTV efforts of Labor’s Voice, the Washington State Labor […]

The Stand, WSLC win labor media honors


(Oct. 10, 2014) — The International Labor Communications Association announced Thursday that The Stand swept the 2014 ILCA Awards in its category for union websites, winning First Place awards for Best Content, Best Design and General Excellence. The ILCA is the professional organization for union communicators in North America with several hundred member organizations with […]

Candidate comparisons fliers now available


(Sept. 17, 2014) — Nobody likes to be told how to vote — not by their union, or anybody else. However, surveys and focus groups of rank-and-file union members show that they do want to hear from their unions about why certain candidates have earned labor’s endorsement. Then they will decide for themselves how to […]

Volunteer for Labor’s Voice phone banks, walks


Phone banks statewide tomorrow, Thursday; walks Saturday in Tacoma, Vancouver   (Sept. 15, 2014) –There’s 50 days left until the General Election and the question posed in today’s New York Times editorial is, “Will voters realize that decisions made on Nov. 4 will reverberate in laws not passed, roads not built and jobs not created?” […]

Get continuing education credits at workers’ comp conference


OLYMPIA (Sept. 15, 2014) — Every two years, union members and others interested in Washington’s workers’ compensation system gather to hear from expert speakers and presenters about the changes and policy issues affecting the safety net for injured workers. The  2014 “Meeting of the Minds” Conference, sponsored by the Project Help program, will be Oct. […]

Volunteer for Labor’s Voice activities this fall


(Aug. 28, 2014) — Labor’s Voice, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots political action program, is continuing to reach out to voters across the state and explain which candidates have earned working families support, and why. And NOW is the time to get our your calendars and make plans to volunteer for phone banks and […]


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