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WSLC’s Johnson: Carbon market will spur clean-energy economy

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OLYMPIA (May 15, 2015) — Following is the testimony of Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, submitted at Thursday’s House Appropriations Committee hearing on PSSB 1314, which would implement a carbon pollution market program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Chairman Hunter and Committee members, for the record my name is Jeff […]

WSLC: Senate Democrats send ‘strong message’ on Fast Track

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(May 12, 2015) — The following is a statement released this afternoon by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: Today, the United States Senate voted 52-45 on a procedural motion regarding the Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track) bill, eight votes shy of the 60 needed to advance debate on the legislation. […]

Apply for Women’s Committee SIUW scholarships by May 11

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(May 4, 2015) — Reed College in Portland, Ore., will host the 2015 Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) on June 23-27. Sponsored by the United Association for Labor Education, the SIUW celebrates the solidarity of union women across boundaries of age, race, and nation with a week of skill building, education, and […]

Joe Kendo appointed WSLC Government Affairs Director

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(May 1, 2015) — The following statement was released this morning by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: It gives me great pleasure to announce today that I am appointing Joe Kendo to the position of Government Affairs Director for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. For the past two years Joe […]

Mosqueda named WSLC Political and Strategic Campaign Director

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(April 29, 2015) — The following statement was released this morning by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: It gives me great pleasure to announce today that I am appointing Teresa Mosqueda to the position of Political and Strategic Campaign Director for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. For the past four […]

Let’s celebrate our solidarity at MayWorks 2015 events

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(April 27, 2015) — The labor movement has been a driving force in the production of arts and culture, both in the United States and throughout the world, employing art and music to celebrate and affirm the many facets of the work we do — on the job, raising children, and serving as volunteers and […]

MayWorks: Submit entries for the 2015 WSLC video contest

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UPDATE — The new deadline for submissions to this video contest is by midnight on Monday, April 22. (March 6, 2015) — The MayWorks Committee of the Washington State Labor Council presents the 4th annual WSLC Video Contest. Submit your 3- to 5-minute film with the theme of “solidarity” for your chance to win cash […]

Jeff Hays, husband of WSLC’s Janet, dies at 65

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WEST SEATTLE — Jeffrey Allen Hays, husband of longtime Washington State Labor Council staffer Janet Hays, passed away suddenly on March 20, 2015. He was 65. Husband, friend and partner of 45 years to Janet, who has served as WSLC Executive Assistant to the President since 1994, Jeff was born on Oct. 20, 1949, in […]

Labor Reps Workforce Training event May 8-9 in Portland

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MayWorks event will help you tell workers’ stories—and yours

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(March 6, 2015) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, does a fantastic job with our MayWorks, involving many unions, labor councils, and community partners. As we enter our fourth year of this monthlong, statewide celebration of workers’ history and culture, we should all be proud of what we have built. This year’s MayWorks theme […]

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