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Attend Working People’s Summit on May 19 at WSLC in Olympia

OLYMPIA — All union officers, stewards, staff, and rank-and-file members — plus members of pro-labor community partners — are invited to attend and support an important working people’s summit in Olympia, “Igniting Union Power,” planned for Sunday, May 19 from 9 a.m.  to 3 p.m. at the Davis-Williams Building (WSLC), 906 Columbia St. SW. Hosted […]

Apply now with WSLC for Union Summer internships

SEATTLE (April 1, 2019) — Are you or anyone you know interested in working for social change? Union Summer is the paid ($16/hour) summer internship program for people interested in getting involved in the labor movement. Union Summer participants will spend an exciting six weeks — June 25-August 3 — working full-time and hands-on with […]

Race and Labor: Join WSLC for film, workshop on April 4-5

SEATTLE — April 4 will mark the 51st anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. There is no better time to reflect on the many ways in which the struggles for social justice and economic justice are fundamentally connected. All union leaders, staff and rank-and-file members are invited to join the Washington […]

WSLC’s Caitlyn Jekel hired as governor’s labor policy advisor

OLYMPIA (March 21, 2019) — Caitlyn Jekel, Workforce Development Director for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has been hired by the Office of the Governor to serve as Senior Policy Advisor for Labor. In her new position, she will perform policy planning, analysis, development and implementation consistent with the governor’s priorities, and work closely […]

New study: Union apprenticeships work best

Study confirms joint labor-management programs outperform non-union ones   SEATTLE (Feb. 28, 2019) — A first-of-its-kind study of apprenticeship programs in Washington state finds that joint labor-management programs outperform non-union multi-employer partnerships and publicly subsidized employer programs in enrollment, completion rates, journey-level wages, and the inclusion and performance of underrepresented groups. The Washington Apprenticeship Growth […]

Spaghetti Feed to benefit PSLA on March 26 at IAM 751

SEATTLE — Join union leaders, members and community supporters from across the region for a special Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser benefiting the Puget Sound Labor Agency, AFL-CIO — and helping to fund its impending relocation — on Tuesday, March 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Place S. in Seattle. […]

Sign up for Path to Power candidate training

SEATTLE (Feb. 20, 2019) — Are you a union member thinking about running for the city council, school board, or some other elected public office? The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is once again partnering with the national AFL-CIO to host Path to Power: A Political Candidate Training Program on March 13-15 at the Painters District […]

New WSLC Executive Board begins term

OLYMPIA (Feb. 7, 2018) — At last week’s Executive Board meeting of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 32 Vice Presidents representing different unions and constituency groups from across the state took the oath of office and began their 4-year terms. Together with WSLC President Larry Brown and Secretary Treasurer April Sims, these Vice Presidents comprise […]

State’s unions ‘strong and getting stronger’

Unionists descend on State Capitol to lobby for pro-worker legislation   OLYMPIA (Feb. 1, 2019) — Hundreds of union leaders and rank-and-file members from across Washington state gathered Thursday in Olympia to attend the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO’s 2019 Legislative Lobbying Conference at Hotel RL in Olympia. They got quick briefings on some priority pro-worker […]

Sign up now for this week’s legislative events

WSLC hosts Legislative Reception, Lobbying Conference on Jan. 30-31   OLYMPIA (Jan. 28, 2019) — The 2019 Legislative Reception and Lobbying Conference of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is this Wednesday night, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Hotel RL (Red Lion), 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, in Olympia. Today is the last […]


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