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Sims named to replace Mosqueda at WSLC

SEATTLE (Nov. 16, 2017) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, announced today that April Sims has been appointed to serve as WSLC Political and Strategic Campaign Director. She will replace Teresa Mosqueda, who is leaving the council after nearly seven years following her election to the Seattle City Council. “I […]

Volunteer Saturday in final push for Manka

Union member volunteers needed to respond to GOP’s desperate, dirty attacks   (Nov. 3, 2017) — This is it. One final weekend for Washington voters to fill out their ballots and return them by Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 7. That means union members will be volunteering this weekend for get-out-the-vote efforts supporting labor-endorsed candidates […]

WSLC’s Mosqueda to AFL-CIO: Elect more of our own to office

ST LOUIS (Oct. 23, 2017) — Following are the remarks delivered by Teresa Mosqueda on Sunday at the AFL-CIO 2017 Convention in St. Louis. (Also see Teresa’s guest blog post at the AFL-CIO website — “Running for office: Have you ever thought about it?”) Good afternoon! I bring a message of solidarity and resistance from […]

Support Path to Power candidates in this fall’s election

(Oct. 23, 2017) — County auditors around Washington state have mailed out ballots for this fall’s general election. (Check out labor’s endorsements.) For the past few weeks The Stand has been highlighting the candidacies of some union members seeking public office. Here are some of the candidates for office who have participated in Path to […]

Got ballot? Check out labor’s endorsements

(Oct. 20, 2017) — Ballots for the November election were mailed this week by Washington’s county auditors. Union members and their families are urged to fill their ballots out and return them right away — before they get lost in your houses somewhere. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has made the following endorsements in […]

WSLC seeks Legislative Intern for ’18 session

OLYMPIA (Oct. 17, 2017) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state‚Äôs 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 2018 legislative session. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 17. Here is the job posting: Legislative Intern The […]

Mark your calendars for 2018 WSLC events

Are you a union member in Washington state who is interested in getting involved in some of the issues and campaigns you read about at The Stand? Here’s your chance. Mark your calendars for the 2018 events planned by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The state’s largest labor organization encourages rank-and-file union members to […]

Path to Power: More union members on your ballot this fall

(Oct. 9, 2017) — Just over a week from now, county auditors will be mailing out ballots for this fall’s general election and The Stand has been highlighting the candidacies of some union members seeking public office. Here are two more of the 15 candidates for office who have participated in Path to Power, a […]

Help our ‘heroine’ Manka get the truth out

Union member volunteers needed to respond to GOP’s desperate, dirty attacks   KIRKLAND (Oct. 6, 2017) — In this fall’s critical election for State Senate in the 45th Legislative District — which includes Kirkland, Sammamish, Duvall and surrounding King County communities — Republicans are desperate to retain the one-vote majority that has enabled them to […]

WSLC endorses Lisa Brown for Congress

The following is from the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: SPOKANE (Oct. 3, 2017) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has announced an early endorsement of Lisa Brown for Congress in the 5th District to replace six-term Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The WSLC is the state’s largest union organization, representing the interests of approximately […]

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