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‘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 […]

Register now for Feb. 22 apprenticeship event at IBEW 77

Industry, union reps will meet to help transition to next-generation workforce   SEATAC (Jan. 11, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, in partnership with the Regional Education and Training Center, is hosting an educational workshop to help contractors, apprenticeship directors, and union organizers/representatives better understand the significance and purpose for increasing the percentage […]

‘Important progress can be made’ in 2018

WSLC announces Shared Prosperity Agenda for session that begins Monday   OLYMPIA (Jan. 3, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — the state’s largest union organization, representing the interests of approximately 450,000 rank-and file members in more than 600 union organizations — today released its Shared Prosperity Agenda for the 2018 session of […]

Graciela Nuñez Pargas joins WSLC as Legislative Intern

OLYMPIA (Jan. 3, 2018) — Meet Graciela Nuñez Pargas, the Washington State Labor Council’s Legislative Intern for the 2018 session. “I am so excited to join the Labor Council team in Olympia,” she said. “This year’s session will be critical for the development and passage of inclusive policies addressing health care and wage inequity in […]

WSLC seeking applicants for Field Mobilization Director

SEATTLE (Dec. 15, 2017) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of more than 600 local unions with about 450,000 rank-and-file members, is seeking applicants for the position of Field Mobilization Director. The Field Mobilization Director serves as a liaison between the WSLC and its affiliated unions […]

Nominate members to serve on WSLC standing committees

(Nov. 30, 2017) — 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, 2017, there will be vacancies from terms expiring on the following active, high-profile committees (follow the links for descriptions of the committees and lists of current […]

Register for WSLC’s Legislative Conference

OLYMPIA — The election of Manka Dhingra as state senator in the 45th Legislative District could signal an end to five years of legislative gridlock, overtime sessions, near-shutdowns, and job-killing hostage politics in Olympia. Although the next legislative session doesn’t begin until Jan. 8, the new dynamic of Democrats controlling both houses of the State Legislature […]

April Sims named to replace Teresa Mosqueda at WSLC

SEATTLE (Nov. 16, 2017) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, announced today that April Sims has been appointed to serve as WSLC Political and Strategic Campaign Director. She will replace Teresa Mosqueda, who is leaving the council after nearly seven years following her election to the Seattle City Council. “I […]

Volunteer Saturday in final push for Manka

Union member volunteers needed to respond to GOP’s desperate, dirty attacks   (Nov. 3, 2017) — This is it. One final weekend for Washington voters to fill out their ballots and return them by Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 7. That means union members will be volunteering this weekend for get-out-the-vote efforts supporting labor-endorsed candidates […]


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