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Convention delegates set course for WSLC with 2016 Resolutions


WENATCHEE (Aug. 1, 2016) — Every year, hundreds of delegates representing the unions from around the state that comprise the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO meet to discuss, debate and approve resolutions that guide the WSLC’s policies and priorities in the coming year. At the WSLC’s 2016 Convention in Wenatchee held July 19-21 resolutions were […]

Sign up for Meeting of the Minds workers’ comp forum Oct. 6-7


OLYMPIA (July 26, 2016) — 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 […]

Trumka to Washington’s unions: Keep leading the way


WENATCHEE (July 20, 2016) — The leader of America’s labor movement delivered a clear message Wednesday to union members in Washington state: Keep doing what you’re doing. “Keep leading the way. Keep blazing a trail forward,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told hundreds of union members from across the state at the Washington State Labor Council […]

Convention Day 1: WSLC tackling neglected race issues


WENATCHEE (July 20, 2016) — Delegates representing unions from across Washington state were told that their state federation — the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — was taking a bold step by wading into issues of race and unions that historically have been ignored by organized labor. So said author/commentator Bill Fletcher, Jr., the keynote […]

Tell WSLC what to do: Affiliates should submit resolutions now


WENATCHEE (July 12, 2016) — You say you want a resolution, well you know… you should send it in ASAP. The 2016 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization, will be Tuesday, July 19 through Thursday, July 21 at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel and Convention Center. But […]

Labor Neighbor walks on July 16; new endorsements; 1515 fails


(July 8, 2016) — With Primary Election ballots set to be mailed out by county auditors next week, here are a few election-related news items for union members and their families in Washington state: Labor Neighbor walks are planned for Saturday, July 16 in Federal Way and Everett; the Executive Board of the Washington State […]

Donate auction items to fund training for union women


(June 28, 2016) — Every year, the Women’s Committee of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO holds a silent auction at the council’s convention. The proceeds fund scholarships for rank-and-file union women to attend leadership institutes and training. The committee is asking WSLC friends and affiliates to donate union goods, services or monetary contributions for […]

Trumka, Fletcher to keynote ’16 Convention


Hundreds of union delegates will convene July 19-21 in Wenatchee   UPDATE — Here is the Tentative Agenda for the WSLC Convention in Wenatchee on July 19-21. (Times are subject to change.) WENATCHEE (June 16, 2016) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and author/commentator Bill Fletcher, Jr. will be keynote speakers at the 2016 Constitutional Convention […]

Union delegates make WSLC election endorsements


UPDATE — Here is a printable one-page list of WSLC endorsements made at the 2016 COPE Convention on May 21, a few made July 7 by the WSLC Executive Board, and supplemental endorsement action made at the WSLC 2016 Convention in Wenatchee on July 21. Also see TVW coverage of the congressional and statewide candidates’ […]

Register now for May 21 COPE Convention


SEATTLE (May 13, 2016) — It’s not too late to register for the COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, next Saturday, May 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Pl. S. in Seattle. The WSLC’s 600-plus affiliated unions received their convention calls several […]




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