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MayWorks: Submit entries for the 2015 WSLC video contest


UPDATE — The new deadline for submissions to this video contest is by midnight on Monday, April 22. (March 6, 2015) — The MayWorks Committee of the Washington State Labor Council presents the 4th annual WSLC Video Contest. Submit your 3- to 5-minute film with the theme of “solidarity” for your chance to win cash […]

Jeff Hays, husband of WSLC’s Janet, dies at 65


WEST SEATTLE — Jeffrey Allen Hays, husband of longtime Washington State Labor Council staffer Janet Hays, passed away suddenly on March 20, 2015. He was 65. Husband, friend and partner of 45 years to Janet, who has served as WSLC Executive Assistant to the President since 1994, Jeff was born on Oct. 20, 1949, in […]

Labor Reps Workforce Training event May 8-9 in Portland

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MayWorks event will help you tell workers’ stories—and yours


(March 6, 2015) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, does a fantastic job with our MayWorks, involving many unions, labor councils, and community partners. As we enter our fourth year of this monthlong, statewide celebration of workers’ history and culture, we should all be proud of what we have built. This year’s MayWorks theme […]

Labor, community call for Shared Prosperity at Olympia rally


OLYMPIA (Feb. 23, 2015) — Some 800 union members and their supporters gathered Friday on the steps of the State Capitol to rally in support of the Washington State Labor Council’s Shared Prosperity Agenda and against legislative attacks on workers’ freedom of association, apprenticeship programs, and wage standards. “Working people have come to the Capitol […]

Rally Feb. 20 at Capitol for shared prosperity


OLYMPIA (Jan. 30, 2015) — The Washington State Labor Council, its affiliated unions, and community supporters of the 2015 Shared Prosperity Agenda will rally on the Capitol steps at noon on Friday, Feb. 20. BE HEARD! Join hundreds of public- and private-sector workers standing together to call for: ■  Investment in schools, transportation, infrastructure, and […]

Sign up! WSLC legislative events Feb. 19-20


OLYMPIA (Jan. 22, 2015) — The 2015 session of the Washington State Legislature is shaping up to be another challenging one. With the House and Senate controlled by different parties, legislators face significant operating and transportation budget challenges, and many pro-worker policy bills included in the Washington State Labor Council’s Shared Prosperity Agenda also await […]

Election results announced for WA State Labor Council officers


SEATTLE (Dec. 8, 2014) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of some 400,000 rank-and-file members across the state, announced on Monday the election winners who will be sworn in as WSLC officers in February 2015 to serve 4-year terms on the council’s Executive Board. Per the […]

Come check out WSLC’s (and The Stand’s) new Seattle offices


SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization which represents the interests of some 400,000 members throughout the state, invites all union leaders, staffers and rank-and-file members — and members of allied progressive organizations — to a Holiday Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 […]

WSLC seeks rank-and-file committee nominees


(Oct. 31, 3014) — All union organizations affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO are encouraged to nominate members to the WSLC’s standing committees. As of Dec. 31, 2014, there will be vacancies of terms expiring on the following active, high-profile committees: ►  Diversity Committee (6) ►  DOSH / Industrial Insurance Monitoring Committee (6) […]


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