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Candidate comparisons fliers available for union members

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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?” […]

Get continuing education credits at workers’ comp conference

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OLYMPIA (Sept. 15, 2014) — 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  2014 “Meeting of the Minds” Conference, sponsored by the Project Help program, will be Oct. […]

Volunteer for Labor’s Voice activities this fall

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(Aug. 28, 2014) — Labor’s Voice, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots political action program, is continuing to reach out to voters across the state and explain which candidates have earned working families support, and why. And NOW is the time to get our your calendars and make plans to volunteer for phone banks and […]

WSLC’s Seattle office has moved across town

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SEATTLE (Aug. 27, 2014) — The Seattle office of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has moved from its lower Queen Anne location — where the state’s largest labor organization has been headquartered since 1992 — to the former IBEW building in the city’s International District. That move took place this week before Labor Day. […]

Register now for workers’ comp conference Oct. 9-10 in Olympia

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OLYMPIA (Aug. 25, 2014) — 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 […]

What’s happening? Check out our calendar

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If you aren’t regularly checking The Stand’s calendar of labor events, you are missing out on informative forums and exciting opportunities to show solidarity with other union members around Washington state. Here are some of the coming events listed there: Paid Sick Days Forum (Tacoma) — Join Healthy Tacoma and the Tacoma Human Rights Commission […]

Delegates give WSLC its marching orders

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WENATCHEE (August 1, 2014) — Every year, hundreds of delegates representing unions from throughout the state gather at the convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO to establish the priorities, policies and positions of the organization. Last week, at the WSLC’s 2014 Constitutional Convention, delegates approved 47 resolutions providing that direction, which are now […]

Volunteers needed: Get out the Primary vote!

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(July 31, 2014) — Labor’s Voice, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots political action program, is continuing to reach out to voters across the state and urge them to mail in their Primary Election ballots by Tuesday, Aug. 5. This summer and fall, Labor’s Voice volunteers are reaching out to ALL voters — not just […]

WSLC Convention: Challenges, inspiration

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WENATCHEE (July 24, 2914) — The final day of the Washington State Labor Council’s 2014 Convention featured brief presentations by Ramon Torres, President of Familias Unidas por la Justicia, the boycott of Sakuma Brothers berries and farmworkers’ struggle to get a fair contract there; Estakio Beltran, who has received the WSLC’s endorsement in his campaign […]

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