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WSLC seeks union members to serve on standing committees

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(Dec. 1, 2016) — 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, 2016, there will be vacancies from terms expiring on the following active, high-profile committees: ► Diversity Committee (7 vacancies) ► DOSH / Industrial Insurance Monitoring Committee […]

Join us Friday to celebrate Familias’ victoria!

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SEATTLE — All labor leaders, rank-and-file union members and community activists who have supported efforts to improve farmworkers’ working conditions are invited to join a special celebration of the Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) union victory. This reception, featuring delicious Oaxacan food provided by La Fonda del Itsmo, will be this Friday, Nov. 18 […]

WSLC’s Johnson: We will heal by building a stronger movement

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(Nov. 9, 2016) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement this morning regarding the presidential election results: Last night’s election results have stunned the world. What has mostly seemed unbelievable over the past 18 months has happened. Our next president is a self-proclaimed misogynist, racist, and xenophobe […]

Final GOTV push includes Players’ Choice event Saturday, Nov. 7

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(Nov. 1, 2016) –This week, and especially this Saturday, Nov. 5, you can can make sure you don’t have a political hangover next Wednesday. Election Day is in one week. The following day, there will be lots of hand-wringing over a few state legislative races that are just too close to call. Some of these […]

Statewide GOTV efforts slated for Saturday, Oct. 29

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With less than two weeks until Election Day, union volunteers are working hard to get out the vote among their fellow union members. That effort continues this Saturday, Oct. 29 in Vancouver, Olympia, Spokane and Mount Vernon. Make sure your union is represented at these important activities! LABOR NEIGHBOR WALKS Neighborhood walks are planned at […]

Volunteer Oct. 22 in Renton — and win fabulous prizes!

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RENTON (Oct. 19, 2016) — County auditors have mailed the fall election ballots. So after weeks of educating union members about which candidates and ballot measures have earned labor’s support, Labor Neighbor volunteers are adding this simple message: Fill out your ballot — the whole ballot — and turn it in! And to thank the […]

UPDATE Labor Neighbor walks for Oct. 15 POSTPONED

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UPDATE– The Labor Neighbor walks for this Saturday, Oct 15 have been POSTPONED due to the rain/wind storm. Stay tuned for updates. ————- Next week, county auditors will be mailing voters their ballots. That means this is a critical weekend for making sure that union members and their families know which candidates and ballot measures […]

WSLC President Jeff Johnson columns on 2016 ballot measures

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(October 2016) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is writing a series of opinion columns for The Stand about state and local ballot measures for 2016. The WSLC is the largest labor organization in Washington state, representing the interests of more than 600 union organizations with approximately 450,000 rank-and-file members. […]

Volunteer for Labor Neighbor walk Oct. 8 in Snohomish Co.

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The general election efforts of Labor Neighbor, the grassroots member-to-member political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, continue this Saturday, Oct. 8. A neighborhood walk will be held to inform union members about labor-endorsed legislative candidates John Lovick and Katrina Ondracek in the 44th Legislative District in Snohomish County from Lake Stevens […]

Volunteer for Labor Neighbor walk Oct. 1, Postcard Parties

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The general election efforts of Labor Neighbor, the grassroots member-to-member political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, continue this Saturday, Oct. 1. A neighborhood walk will be held to inform union members about labor-endorsed legislative candidates Marisa Peloquin, Mari Leavitt and Christine Kilduff in the 28th Legislative District, which includes Fircrest, University […]

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