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WSLC seeks Legislative Intern for ’16 session


Application deadline extended to Monday, Dec. 7   OLYMPIA (Nov. 18, 2015) — 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 2016 legislative session. The application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 25 […]

85,000-member WEA to affiliate with WSLC


(Nov. 11, 2015) –The state’s largest labor union will soon formally join forces with the state’s largest labor organization to advocate together for Washington’s working families. The Executive Board of the Washington Education Association (WEA) has voted to affiliate with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC) beginning in January 2016, WSLC President Jeff Johnson […]

Wash. State Labor Council seeks Legislative and Policy Director


The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — the largest labor organization in Washington State representing some  400,000 trade unionists in more than 600 local unions and councils — is seeking applicants to fill the position of Legislative and Policy Director. The WSLC, a state federation of the AFL-CIO that focuses primarily on political, legislative, policy […]

Check out labor’s 2015 election endorsements, VOTE TODAY!

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Union members and their families who are filling out election ballots: Here’s a guide to which candidates and ballot measures have earned labor’s endorsement. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization, has made the following endorsements (follow the links for information on why): NO on Initiative 1366 Retain Rep. Carol Gregory, […]

Help Initiative 735 to get big money out of elections


(Oct. 19, 2015) — At the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO convention in July, delegates representing unions from across the state voted to support Initiative 735, a proposed Initiative to the Legislature with the goal of getting it on the 2016 general election ballot. I-735 calls on Congress to pass a constitutional amendment that overturns […]

Wash. State Labor Council urges rejection of Tim Eyman’s I-1366


(Oct. 9, 2015) — In just one week, county auditors will begin mailing ballots for the 2015 general election to voters. As part of its efforts to publicize which candidates/ballot measures have earned labor endorsements — and why — the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is conducting Labor Neighbor phone banks and neighborhood walks. It […]

IAM W24 recognizes Messenger for advocacy for laid-off workers


(Sept. 29, 2015) — Machinists (IAM) District Lodge W24 presented Bill Messenger, Workforce Investment Act Liaison with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, a special award last weekend to recognize his efforts to assist their laid-off members and other workers impacted by mass layoffs and plant closures. Alongside fellow WIA Liaison Caitlyn Jekel, Messenger works […]

Labor Neighbor: Fight back against corporate campaign cash


Volunteer for Labor Neighbor walks, phone banks   (Sept. 22, 2015) — Big multi-billion corporations including Walmart, Georgia-Pacific (Koch Industries), Boeing, and Comcast are spending more than $300,000 this year on a PAC called “Enterprise Washington” that’s dedicated to getting rid of Rep. Carol Gregory (D-Federal Way). Their expensive — and dishonest — campaign against […]

April Sims to join WSLC staff as Field Mobilization Director


(Sept. 16, 2015) — Next month, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will welcome April Sims as its new Field Mobilization Director, filling the position being vacated with the retirement of Lori Province. For the past eight years, Sims has served as the Legislative and Political Action Field Coordinator for the Washington Federation of State […]

Spirit ‘incredible’ on teachers’ picket lines


SEATTLE (Sept. 11, 2015) — The Seattle teachers’ strike continues this morning, but teachers won’t be on the picket lines today. Instead, they will be honoring the 9/11 anniversary by doing public service at their local food banks and other community nonprofit organizations. Following is a statement issued today by Jeff Johnson, President of the […]


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