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Convention: Saving our economy, our planet

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SEATAC (July 27, 2015) — Climate change and trade issues took center stage at the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO on Friday and Saturday. The common theme: our nation continues down a destructive path that is enriching the wealthy elite while doing great harm to the rest of us by destroying […]

Day 1: Gebre urges labor movement ‘mojo’

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SEATAC (July 24, 2015) — AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre challenged hundreds of union delegates representing unions from across the state to “put the mojo back in our movement” during Thursday’s opening session of the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. (Watch Thursday’s plenary session at TVW.) Gebre described the challenges […]

Tefere Gebre to headline WSLC Convention

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SEATAC (July 20, 2015) — AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre is among the special guest speakers scheduled to appear at the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which begins Thursday morning, July 23 at the SeaTac DoubleTree by Hilton, 18740 International Blvd. The convention is expected to adjourn Saturday afternoon. Under […]

WSLC’s Lori Province, citing medical reasons, to retire

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SEATTLE (July 9, 2015) — Lori Province, Field Mobilization Director for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has announced that she will retire in November. She was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and has been working while receiving treatment for the past several months. “It’s a little bit earlier than I had planned,” Province […]

Wash. State Labor Council Convention July 23-25 in SeaTac

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SEATAC — AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre is among the special guest speakers scheduled to appear at the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which begins Thursday morning, July 23 at the SeaTac DoubleTree by Hilton, 18740 International Blvd. The convention is expected to adjourn Saturday afternoon. Under the theme “Fighting […]

WSLC’s Johnson: GOP extremists ‘tone deaf’ to state’s needs

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(June 26, 2015) — The following statement by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was distributed Friday: Once again, Senator Andy Hill showed how extreme and tone deaf his Republican Senate caucus is by declaring that the debate over taxes, funding education, and the social safety net is over and that […]

Senate vote ‘huge loss’ for workers, but TPP fight isn’t over

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(June 23, 2015) — The following statement by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was distributed Tuesday: Today, American workers suffered a huge loss with the Senate’s 60-37 cloture vote to end debate on Fast Track, clearing the way for final passage of the Trade Promotion Authority bill. The president has […]

Cantwell, Murray now ‘critical moral votes’ on Fast Track

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(June 18, 2015) — The following statement was released this morning by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, following passage of standalone “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority by the U.S. House of Representatives: This morning 28 Democrats joined 190 Republicans in the House of Representatives to pass Fast Track legislation severed […]

WSLC: Workers won a round; now bring TPP out of shadows

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(June 12, 2015) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement today: Today the American worker, workers around the Pacific Rim, our climate and environment, our food security, and our democracy have won a round in the struggle to create broadly shared prosperity. Fast Track legislation failed to […]

WSLC thanks Heck, Smith, and McDermott on Fast Track

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(June 11, 2015) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement today: “After 18 months of rigorous discussions and meetings Congressmen Adam Smith and Denny Heck have taken a principled and courageous position to vote against the Trade Promotion Authority bill or ‘Fast Track.’ “Congressmen Smith and Heck now join Congressman […]

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