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WSLC’s Johnson: GOP extremists ‘tone deaf’ to state’s needs

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(June 26, 2015) — The following statement by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was distributed Friday: Once again, Senator Andy Hill showed how extreme and tone deaf his Republican Senate caucus is by declaring that the debate over taxes, funding education, and the social safety net is over and that […]

Senate vote ‘huge loss’ for workers, but TPP fight isn’t over

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(June 23, 2015) — The following statement by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was distributed Tuesday: Today, American workers suffered a huge loss with the Senate’s 60-37 cloture vote to end debate on Fast Track, clearing the way for final passage of the Trade Promotion Authority bill. The president has […]

Cantwell, Murray now ‘critical moral votes’ on Fast Track

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(June 18, 2015) — The following statement was released this morning by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, following passage of standalone “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority by the U.S. House of Representatives: This morning 28 Democrats joined 190 Republicans in the House of Representatives to pass Fast Track legislation severed […]

Wash. State Labor Council Convention July 23-25 in SeaTac

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SEATAC (June 16, 2015) — AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre and Gov. Jay Inslee are among the special guest speakers scheduled to appear at the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which begins Thursday morning, July 23 at the SeaTac DoubleTree by Hilton, 18740 International Blvd. The convention is expected to […]

WSLC: Workers won a round; now bring TPP out of shadows

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(June 12, 2015) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement today: Today the American worker, workers around the Pacific Rim, our climate and environment, our food security, and our democracy have won a round in the struggle to create broadly shared prosperity. Fast Track legislation failed to […]

WSLC thanks Heck, Smith, and McDermott on Fast Track

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(June 11, 2015) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement today: “After 18 months of rigorous discussions and meetings Congressmen Adam Smith and Denny Heck have taken a principled and courageous position to vote against the Trade Promotion Authority bill or ‘Fast Track.’ “Congressmen Smith and Heck now join Congressman […]

Senate leaders show ‘open contempt’ for state workers

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OLYMPIA (May 29, 2015) — Following is a statement from Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, regarding the end of the first special session of the Washington State Legislature: The 30-day extended special session of the Legislature ended Thursday with no agreement on the operating budget or a transportation funding package. […]

WSLC’s Johnson: Carbon market will spur clean-energy economy

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OLYMPIA (May 15, 2015) — Following is the testimony of Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, submitted at Thursday’s House Appropriations Committee hearing on PSSB 1314, which would implement a carbon pollution market program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Chairman Hunter and Committee members, for the record my name is Jeff […]

WSLC: Senate Democrats send ‘strong message’ on Fast Track

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(May 12, 2015) — The following is a statement released this afternoon by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: Today, the United States Senate voted 52-45 on a procedural motion regarding the Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track) bill, eight votes shy of the 60 needed to advance debate on the legislation. […]

Apply for Women’s Committee SIUW scholarships by May 11

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(May 4, 2015) — Reed College in Portland, Ore., will host the 2015 Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) on June 23-27. Sponsored by the United Association for Labor Education, the SIUW celebrates the solidarity of union women across boundaries of age, race, and nation with a week of skill building, education, and […]

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