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Election results announced for WA State Labor Council officers

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SEATTLE (Dec. 8, 2014) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of some 400,000 rank-and-file members across the state, announced on Monday the election winners who will be sworn in as WSLC officers in February 2015 to serve 4-year terms on the council’s Executive Board. Per the […]

Come check out WSLC’s (and The Stand’s) new Seattle offices

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SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization which represents the interests of some 400,000 members throughout the state, invites all union leaders, staffers and rank-and-file members — and members of allied progressive organizations — to a Holiday Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 […]

WSLC seeks rank-and-file committee nominees

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(Oct. 31, 3014) — All union organizations affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO are encouraged to nominate members to the WSLC’s standing committees. As of Dec. 31, 2014, there will be vacancies of terms expiring on the following active, high-profile committees: ►  Diversity Committee (6) ►  DOSH / Industrial Insurance Monitoring Committee (6) […]

Ed Murray to speak at WSLC holiday luncheon Nov. 19

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SEATTLE — The officers and staff of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO invite all union members, staff and officers to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season — and the conclusion of the 2014 election — on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the WSLC’s annual luncheon at the Catholic Seafarer’s Center, 2330 1st Ave. in […]

WSLC seeks Legislative Intern for 2015 session

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OLYMPIA (Oct. 22, 2014) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents some 400,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting internship opportunity in Olympia during the 2015 legislative session. The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 1. Here is the job posting: Legislative Intern The […]

One week left to get (or scare) out the vote; volunteer today!

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UPDATE (Oct. 31, 2014) — Costumed WA YELLers scared out the vote Thursday night in Seattle at the Labor’s Voice phone bank. There’s still more opportunities to volunteer for GOTV activities this weekend (see the schedule below). SEATTLE (Oct. 28, 2014) — Just a week remains of organized labor’s get-out-the-vote efforts for an election that […]

With ballots in the mail, it’s GOTV time!

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Labor’s Voice walks Saturday in Everett, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver   (Oct. 14, 2014) — County auditors will start mailing General Election ballots to voters on Wednesday, which means it’s time for the home-stretch push to Get Out the Vote for candidates who support working people. These GOTV efforts of Labor’s Voice, the Washington State Labor […]

The Stand, WSLC win labor media honors

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(Oct. 10, 2014) — The International Labor Communications Association announced Thursday that The Stand swept the 2014 ILCA Awards in its category for union websites, winning First Place awards for Best Content, Best Design and General Excellence. The ILCA is the professional organization for union communicators in North America with several hundred member organizations with […]

Candidate comparisons fliers now available

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(Sept. 17, 2014) — Nobody likes to be told how to vote — not by their union, or anybody else. However, surveys and focus groups of rank-and-file union members show that they do want to hear from their unions about why certain candidates have earned labor’s endorsement. Then they will decide for themselves how to […]

Volunteer for Labor’s Voice phone banks, walks

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Phone banks statewide tomorrow, Thursday; walks Saturday in Tacoma, Vancouver   (Sept. 15, 2014) –There’s 50 days left until the General Election and the question posed in today’s New York Times editorial is, “Will voters realize that decisions made on Nov. 4 will reverberate in laws not passed, roads not built and jobs not created?” […]

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