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Register for workers’ comp conference Oct. 4-5 in Olympia

Every two years, union members and others interested in Washington’s workers’ compensation system gather to hear from expert speakers and presenters about the changes and policy issues affecting the safety net for injured workers. This year’s conference isn’t until October, but registration is now open and seats are already being filled. The 2018 “Meeting of […]

WSLC’s Race & Labor Summit is Sept. 14-15 in Seattle

SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will continue its ground-breaking work organizing for racial justice and equity at the Race and Labor Summit on Sept. 14-15 at the IUPAT District Council 5 Hall, 6770 E. Marginal Way S. in Seattle. Young labor activists are urged to mark their calendars and register now to […]

Women take center stage at 2018 convention

WSLC’s Dodson, #MeToo panel of Union Sisters among Wednesday’s highlights   (July 19, 2018) — Wednesday was about the women. Day 2 of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO 2018 Constitutional Convention highlighted some of the struggles women face in the workplace and within their unions. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, renewed attention […]

Bittersweet opening to WSLC Convention

Outgoing president Jeff Johnson, others deliver post-Janus call to action: Be bold   WENATCHEE (July 18, 2018) — The opening day of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO 2018 Constitutional Convention was bittersweet. Speaker after speaker discussed the attacks on unions, immigrants and working-class Americans, but vowed renewed energy and commitment in standing together for strong […]

As the primary election nears, volunteer for Labor Neighbor

UPDATE (July 23, 2018) — Labor Neighbor phone banks continue July 25-26 and Aug. 1-2 at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9135 15th Pl. S. in Seattle, with shifts from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. The next Labor Neighbor walk will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on […]

WSLC’s Johnson: Labor stands with immigrants and refugees

SEATAC (July 2, 2018) — Following are the remarks delivered by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, at the Families Belong Together protest — more than 10,000 strong! — on Saturday, June 30, 2018, outside the SeaTac Federal Prison. It is an honor to be with you today. It is hard to […]

Wash. State Labor Council: ‘No court decision will stop us’

Labor in Washington state vows to stand strong as Supreme Court imposes anti-union ‘right-to-work’ restrictions on nation’s public employees   WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2018) — Well, the fix was indeed in at the Supreme Court. But no court decision is going to stop Washington’s working families from joining together to negotiate for good jobs and […]

WSLC’s Johnson decries Trump’s ‘soul-crushing’ border policies

(June 20, 2018) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement today: From Laura Bush to Bernie Sanders, there is widespread condemnation of President Trump for his “zero-tolerance immigration policy,” which has led to the heartless, immoral, and soul-crushing separation of children from their parents at the southern […]

Labor 2018 kickoff is June 23 in Longview

LONGVIEW — Something is happening in Washington state — and in America. Even as CEOs and rich corporations are paying people to go door to door to weaken working families’ power to negotiate fair wages, good benefits, and the resources we need to do our jobs, working people are choosing aspiration over fear. It is […]

WSLC President Jeff Johnson will not seek re-election

He will retire at year’s end after 32 years with the Labor Council   (June 13, 2018) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement today: Sisters and brothers, after 32 years of working for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO in a staff position and as the […]

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Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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