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WSLC 2017 Convention will be July 18-20 in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. (May 18, 2017) — Hundreds of delegates representing unions across the state will gather in Vancouver for the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The convention will run from Tuesday, July 18 through Thursday, July 20 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Under the theme “Resist and Persist,” the 2017 WSLC […]

WSLC endorses Dhingra, Saldaña, Kuderer, Slatter in special elections

(May 15, 2017) — At its quarterly meeting last week, the Executive Board of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO voted to endorse several candidates running in special legislative elections this fall. The state’s largest labor organization, representing the interests of some 450,000 rank-and-file union members in Washington, is recommending the following candidates for election: […]

Mark your calendars for MayWorks 2017

MayWorks is an annual month-long celebration of workers’ culture and history. While Canada has carried the tradition for years — in Toronto, Winnipeg, Montreal, Vancouver — the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO first organized MayWorks in 2012 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the 1812 Bread and Roses March. Since 2012, MayWorks events have popped […]

Women’s Committee offers scholarships for SIUW-Hawaii

(April 17, 2017) — Every year, the Washington State Labor Council’s Women’s Committee sponsors scholarships to the annual Summer Institute for Union Women. The 2017 SIUW is being held in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Women’s Committee is offering up to four scholarships to any union women who would like to attend. The SIUW celebrates the […]

Submit your nominations for WSLC’s 2017 labor awards

(April 5, 2017) — 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. As the deadlines for award nominations approach, the WSLC is calling on its affiliated unions to submit names for consideration. The 2017 WSLC Convention […]

Workforce development labor reps to convene on May 12

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is co-hosting a convening of labor representatives serving on workforce boards throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. It will be Friday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at IAFF Local 452, 2807 NW Fruit Valley Road. An optional Networking Reception will be from 6 to […]

Sponsor a Union Summer intern; learn more on April 12

By AMY WOODWARD The Stand (Mar. 2, 2017) — Many of you have heard of the Union Summer internship program, but have you had the opportunity to sponsor or house an intern? Now’s your chance! On Wednesday, April 12 from noon to 1 p.m., the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will host an information session, […]

WSLC Leg. Conference: An injury to one is an injury to all

Unionists of all trades visit Capitol, urge state legislators to do the right thing   OLYMPIA (Feb. 6, 2017) — Hundreds of energized leaders and rank-and-file members of Washington’s unions descended on the State Capitol to meet with their elected representatives Friday as part of the Washington State Labor Council Legislative Lobbying Conference. In the […]

Meet Katharine Weiss, WSLC’s Legislative Intern for 2017

OLYMPIA (Jan. 10, 2017) — Meet Katharine Weiss, the Washington State Labor Council’s Legislative Intern for the 2017 session. A native of St. Louis, Weiss is a master’s candidate at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy in Seattle after earning her bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Puget Sound […]

Attend WSLC’s Legislative Reception, Conference on Feb. 2-3

OLYMPIA (Dec. 14, 2016) — Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2017-19 biennial budget proposal Tuesday, opening the debate on how state government can respond to the McCleary decision and fully fund public schools, invest in our public workforce by funding the state employee collective bargaining agreements, finance necessary infrastructure projects, and other priorities to ensure […]

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