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Richard Trumka, Bill Fletcher will keynote ’16 WSLC Convention


Hundreds of union delegates will convene July 19-21 in Wenatchee   WENATCHEE (June 16, 2016) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and author/commentator Bill Fletcher, Jr. will be keynote speakers at the 2016 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which begins Tuesday, July 19 at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel and Convention Center […]

Union delegates make WSLC election endorsements


UPDATE — Here is a printable one-page list of WSLC endorsements made at the 2016 COPE Convention on May 21. Also see TVW coverage of the congressional and statewide candidates’ speeches/panels prior to endorsement voting. WSLC President Jeff Johnson at 4:40 — Sen. Patty Murray at 13:55 — Congressional Incumbents Panel 25:30 — Congressional Challengers […]

Register now for May 21 COPE Convention


SEATTLE (May 13, 2016) — It’s not too late to register for the COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, next Saturday, May 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Pl. S. in Seattle. The WSLC’s 600-plus affiliated unions received their convention calls several […]

MayWorks 2016 celebrates ‘Hold the Fort!’


“Like” the MayWorks Facebook page for the latest! From striking tobacco workers singing “We Shall Overcome,” to the IWW organizing through song over the Salvation Army’s attempts to silence them (“You’ll have pie in the sky when you die!”), to the East and West Coast hip-hop artists, to the soundtrack of the Black Lives Matter […]

WSLC seeks Accounting Manager in Seattle starting in mid-June


(April 29, 2016) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is looking for a full-time Accounting Manager — starting in mid-June — to do full charge bookkeeping and account management for the organization. The Accounting Manager reports directly to the Secretary Treasurer and the President. He or she will work directly with Accounts Payable support […]

Labor call to action May 4-5 in Vancouver


Calling all area unions for voter registration drive, Labor Neighbor walk   The following is from Labor Neighbor, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots member-to-member political action program: (April 27, 2016) — The real needs and concerns of working families in Vancouver and Clark County are being ignored in Olympia. Washington, D.C.-style partisan politics and […]

Nominate members for WSLC’s 2016 awards, scholarships


(April 22, 2016) — Each year at its annual convention, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO presents awards recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of specific union organizations and individual union members. The WSLC Women’s Committee also offers scholarships to attend the annual Summer Institute on Union Women. As the deadline for award nominations approach, the […]

WSLC’s candidate endorsement convention May 21 in Seattle


SEATTLE (March 31, 2016) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has notified its more than 600 affiliated union organizations that the WSLC’s COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention will be Saturday, May 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Pl. S. in Seattle. Delegates representing WSLC-affiliated unions from across […]

Calif. workers win ‘tremendous victory’ in fight for $15


(March 29, 2016) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding the announcement of a deal in California to raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022: “Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown, California state legislators and labor leaders announced a legislative agreement that will create […]

Submit your entries for this year’s MayWorks Video Contest


UPDATE — The deadline for entries has been extended to Monday, May 23! (March 15, 2016) — This year, the MayWorks Committee of the Washington State Labor Council presents the 5th annual WSLC Video Contest. Submit your 3- to 5-minute film with the theme of “Hold the Fort,” documenting how people are trying to improve their […]




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