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MayWorks 2016 celebrates ‘Hold the Fort!’


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 movement. From the New Deal public works art, […]

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


(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 work lives and the lives of others, for your chance to win cash […]

Path to Power candidate training set for April 14-15 in Yakima


UPDATE — The application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, March 15, and the training is now offered at NO COST to participants. YAKIMA (Feb. 17, 2016) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is partnering with the national AFL-CIO to host PATH TO POWER: A Political Candidate Training Program. This training provides union members and […]

WSLC opposes Initiative 732 carbon tax

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(Jan. 28, 2016) — The Executive Board of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — representing more than 600 union organizations with some 450,000 members across the state — voted this week to oppose Initiative 732, a statewide ballot measure that would create a new tax on carbon emissions while cutting other state taxes. Although […]

Meet Sarah Kohout, WSLC’s Legislative Intern for 2016


OLYMPIA (Jan. 25, 2016) — Meet Sarah Kohout, the Washington State Labor Council’s Legislative Intern for the 2016 session. She graduated from Western Washington University in June 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and since the session began on Jan. 11, Sarah has been an invaluable part of the WSLC’s legislative lobbying efforts […]



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