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Apply now to join WSLC team as receptionist/special projects staff

SEATTLE (Oct. 22, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is looking for a full-time receptionist/special projects support staff for its Seattle office. The WSLC is the largest union organization in the state, representing the interests of more than 600 local union organizations with more than 450,000 rank-and-file members. Applicants for the receptionist/special projects […]

WSLC seeks Legislative Intern in Olympia for the 2019 session

OLYMPIA (Oct. 18, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents some 450,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting internship opportunity in Olympia during the 2019 legislative session. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 16. Here is the job posting: Legislative Intern The […]

It’s an even BIGGER weekend to make a BIG difference

UPDATE (Oct. 18, 2018) — Last weekend was big, but this weekend is BIGGER because union members and their families will have ballots! This Saturday, Oct. 20, Labor Neighbor volunteers will conduct neighborhood walks in legislative districts near Everett, Spokane and Vancouver, and have the annual Ballot Drop Walk and BBQ at the UA 32 […]

Flores joins WSLC as Workforce Development Director

OLYMPIA (Aug. 28, 2018) — Last week, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO welcomed Emmanuel Flores as its new Workforce Development Director. He joins the WSLC workforce development team of Caitlyn Jekel, Bill Messenger, Kairie Pierce and Karen White, who advocate for Washington’s working families from initial entry into the workforce, to career transitions, and when […]

Register for workers’ comp conference Oct. 4-5 in Olympia

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. This year’s conference isn’t until October, but registration is now open and seats are already being filled. The 2018 “Meeting of […]

WSLC’s Race & Labor Summit is Sept. 14-15 in Seattle

SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will continue its ground-breaking work organizing for racial justice and equity at the Race and Labor Summit on Sept. 14-15 at the IUPAT District Council 5 Hall, 6770 E. Marginal Way S. in Seattle. Young labor activists are urged to mark their calendars and register now to […]

Women take center stage at 2018 convention

WSLC’s Dodson, #MeToo panel of Union Sisters among Wednesday’s highlights   (July 19, 2018) — Wednesday was about the women. Day 2 of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO 2018 Constitutional Convention highlighted some of the struggles women face in the workplace and within their unions. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, renewed attention […]

Bittersweet opening to WSLC Convention

Outgoing president Jeff Johnson, others deliver post-Janus call to action: Be bold   WENATCHEE (July 18, 2018) — The opening day of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO 2018 Constitutional Convention was bittersweet. Speaker after speaker discussed the attacks on unions, immigrants and working-class Americans, but vowed renewed energy and commitment in standing together for strong […]

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 […]

WSLC’s Johnson: Labor stands with immigrants and refugees

SEATAC (July 2, 2018) — Following are the remarks delivered by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, at the Families Belong Together protest — more than 10,000 strong! — on Saturday, June 30, 2018, outside the SeaTac Federal Prison. It is an honor to be with you today. It is hard to […]


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