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Volunteer for Labor Neighbor walk Oct. 1, Postcard Parties

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The general election efforts of Labor Neighbor, the grassroots member-to-member political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, continue this Saturday, Oct. 1. A neighborhood walk will be held to inform union members about labor-endorsed legislative candidates Marisa Peloquin, Mari Leavitt and Christine Kilduff in the 28th Legislative District, which includes Fircrest, University […]

Labor Neighbor walk Sept. 17 in Wellman vs. Litzow race

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The general election efforts of Labor Neighbor, the grassroots member-to-member political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, kick off this Saturday, Sept. 17. A neighborhood walk will be held to inform union members about labor-endorsed State Senate candidate Lisa Wellman in the 41st Legislative District, which includes Mercer Island, Bellevue, Newcastle and […]

Earn continuing education credits at Oct. 6-7 workers’ comp forum

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OLYMPIA (Sept. 12, 2016) — 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. The conference should appeal to union representatives, workers, employers and others affected by the workers’ compensation […]

Convention delegates set course for WSLC with 2016 Resolutions

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WENATCHEE (Aug. 1, 2016) — Every year, hundreds of delegates representing the unions from around the state that comprise the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO meet to discuss, debate and approve resolutions that guide the WSLC’s policies and priorities in the coming year. At the WSLC’s 2016 Convention in Wenatchee held July 19-21 resolutions were […]

Sign up for Meeting of the Minds workers’ comp forum Oct. 6-7

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OLYMPIA (July 26, 2016) — 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 […]

Trumka to Washington’s unions: Keep leading the way

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WENATCHEE (July 20, 2016) — The leader of America’s labor movement delivered a clear message Wednesday to union members in Washington state: Keep doing what you’re doing. “Keep leading the way. Keep blazing a trail forward,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told hundreds of union members from across the state at the Washington State Labor Council […]

Convention Day 1: WSLC tackling neglected race issues

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WENATCHEE (July 20, 2016) — Delegates representing unions from across Washington state were told that their state federation — the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — was taking a bold step by wading into issues of race and unions that historically have been ignored by organized labor. So said author/commentator Bill Fletcher, Jr., the keynote […]

Tell WSLC what to do: Affiliates should submit resolutions now

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WENATCHEE (July 12, 2016) — You say you want a resolution, well you know… you should send it in ASAP. The 2016 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization, will be Tuesday, July 19 through Thursday, July 21 at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel and Convention Center. But […]

Labor Neighbor walks on July 16; new endorsements; 1515 fails

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(July 8, 2016) — With Primary Election ballots set to be mailed out by county auditors next week, here are a few election-related news items for union members and their families in Washington state: Labor Neighbor walks are planned for Saturday, July 16 in Federal Way and Everett; the Executive Board of the Washington State […]

Donate auction items to fund training for union women

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(June 28, 2016) — Every year, the Women’s Committee of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO holds a silent auction at the council’s convention. The proceeds fund scholarships for rank-and-file union women to attend leadership institutes and training. The committee is asking WSLC friends and affiliates to donate union goods, services or monetary contributions for […]

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