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WSLC’s endorsement convention is May 19

Unlike corporations, labor VOTES on who/what deserves their support   SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has notified its more than 600 affiliated union organizations that its COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention will be Saturday, May 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Pl. S. in Seattle. […]

Initiate conversations about attacks on unions, WSLC urges

The following is a message from Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Jeff Johnson and Secretary Treasurer Lynne Dodson sent last week to the hundred of union members, stewards, staffers and leaders who attended the WSLC’s “Building Strong Unions” Labor Summit in February. Sisters and Brothers, On February 5th, we came together as labor and […]

Union Summer 2018: Apply now for paid internships

SEATTLE (April 6, 2018) — Are you or anyone you know interested in working for social change? Union Summer is the paid ($15/hour) summer internship program for people interested in getting involved in the labor movement. Union Summer participants will spend an exciting six weeks — June 26-August 2 — working full-time and hands-on with […]

MayWorks: Submit events now to be included in the calendar!

(April 5, 2018) — MayWorks is an annual month-long celebration of workers’ culture and history. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is proud each year to help organize and promote MayWorks exhibits, concerts, movie nights, workshops, and other events to celebrate the union movement’s critical contribution to the production of arts and culture. We will […]

WSLC welcomes Cherika Carter as Field Mobilization Director

SEATTLE (March 23, 2018) — Next week, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO welcomes Cherika Carter as its new Field Mobilization Director, filling the position vacated with April Sims’ appointment as Political and Strategic Campaign Director. “It is my great pleasure to announce Cherika’s hiring,” said WSLC President Jeff Johnson. “Cherika earned her political chops […]

WSLC is hosting Racial Justice Train-the-Trainer in Spokane

SPOKANE — Since Resolution #12 passed its 2015 Convention, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has been been engaged with its affiliated unions in a deep-dive conversation about racial justice and equity in the labor movement. The WSLC has been working with nationally acclaimed labor educator and writer Bill Fletcher, Jr. and, as part of […]

Sign up now for candidate training March 28-30 in Yakima

YAKIMA — If you a union member thinking about running for the city council, school board, or some other elected public office, time is running out to sign up for the Path to Power candidate training. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is once again partnering with the national AFL-CIO to host the Path to […]

House candidate Gillespie earns early endorsement from WSLC

VANCOUVER (Feb. 20, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of more than 600 labor organizations with more than 450,000 members across the state — has endorsed Kathy Gillespie, Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 18th Legislative District. The WSLC Executive Board voted to […]

WSLC labor summit: ‘When our voices are united — we win!’

Unionists gather for summit on how to fight back, grow stronger amid attacks   SEATAC (Feb. 6, 2018) — Several hundred union leaders, staffers and rank-and-file members from around Washington state gathered in SeaTac on Monday for a labor summit about the challenges — and opportunities — presented by right-wing attacks on workers’ freedom to […]

Path to Power candidate training will be March 28-30 in Yakima

YAKIMA (Jan. 24, 2018) — 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 28-30 in Yakima. This training provides […]

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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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