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Convention shifts focus to racism, organizing

Delegates urged to change how unions do business to survive, thrive in Trump era   VANCOUVER, Wash. (July 20, 2017) — If Tuesday’s session of the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was a time for inspiration and even celebration, Wednesday’s plenary session was a time for introspection. What are unions doing […]

WSLC Convention: Resist. Persist. Repeat.

Shuler: ‘Resistance is working. But persistence will get us where we need to be’   VANCOUVER (July 19, 2017) — The first Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO convention of the Trump presidency had all the makings of a somber affair. It occurs amid threats to take away health coverage for millions, the specter of national […]

WSLC 2017 Convention begins today in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. (June 18, 2017) — AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, this morning at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Hundreds of delegates representing unions across the state will also hear from Governor Jay Inslee, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, among others, […]

The Stranger wrong to dismiss Persak for labor leadership

SEATTLE (July 14, 2017) — The following statement was released today by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: The Stranger, Seattle’s alternative weekly newspaper, just came out with its endorsements for political offices in King County and Seattle. As with all endorsing organizations, The Stranger’s “Election Control Board” has a set […]

AFL-CIO’s Liz Shuler to keynote 2017 WSLC Convention

Submit resolutions now to set priorities of state’s largest union organization   VANCOUVER, Wash. (June 16, 2017) — AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will keynote the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, set for July 18-20 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Hundreds of delegates representing unions across the state will hear from many […]

‘A stunning display of ignorance and hubris’ by Trump

WSLC’s Johnson decries Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord   (June 2, 2017) — The following statement was issued by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: In a stunning display of ignorance and hubris, President Trump turned his back on the global commitment to address climate change by beginning the process […]

Meet Manka at Labor Neighbor kickoff event on June 17

Union member volunteers are needed in critical State Senate race   KIRKLAND — A critical election this fall for state senator in the 45th Legislative District — which includes Kirkland, Sammamish, Duvall and surrounding King County communities — could break the gridlock in Olympia that has stymied progress on funding public education, tax break accountability, […]

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 […]

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Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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