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WSLC’s Jeff Johnson will not seek re-election

He will retire at year’s end after 32 years with the Labor Council   (June 13, 2018) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement today: Sisters and brothers, after 32 years of working for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO in a staff position and as the […]

AFL-CIO’s Shuler will keynote 2018 WSLC Convention

Union Strong: Hundreds of delegates will gather July 17-19 in Wenatchee   WENATCHEE (June 8, 2018) — AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will keynote the 2018 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, set for July 17-19 at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel and Convention Center. Hundreds of delegates representing unions across the state will hear from […]

Building Strong Unions: Get ready for the Janus decision!

Solidarity rallies statewide on Decision Day; WSLC plans June 6 training   UPDATED (June 12, 2018) — The U.S. Supreme Court will now be releasing opinions on Thursdays in addition to Mondays, so this story has been updated to reflect that change. Also, Decision Day rally updates on Bellingham (cancelled), Everett (added), and Olympia (only if […]

WSLC urges unions to attend June 11-12 Racial Justice Training

TUKWILA — Since delegates approved Resolution #12 at the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the organization has been engaged with its affiliates in a deep-dive conversation about racial justice and equity. The WSLC has been working with nationally acclaimed labor educator and writer Bill Fletcher, Jr. and, as part of that work, […]

WSLC seeks Workforce Development Director

OLYMPIA (May 22, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the largest union organization in the state representing more than 600 local unions and over 450,000 union workers, has an immediate opening for Workforce Development Director. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 8. The WSLC’s Workforce Development Department is dedicated to advocating for Washington’s […]

WSLC delegates vote on 2018 election endorsements

SEATTLE (May 19, 2018) — Delegates representing unions from across the state that are affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO voted Saturday on early election endorsements at the WSLC’s 2018 COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention at the Machinists 751 Hall in Seattle. The following endorsements have been made by the WSLC in […]

2018 Leg. Report: Proof that every vote counts in Olympia

WSLC’s 2018 Legislative Report summarizes productive session, includes voting records   OLYMPIA (May 10, 2018) —  Every vote counts. Political organizers say it all the time, but the 2018 session of the Washington State Legislature proved the difference a single vote can make. In this case, it was last fall’s special election of Sen. Manka […]

‘Six weeks that can literally change your life’

Be like Malikia; Apply now for a 2018 Union Summer paid internship   SEATTLE (May 9, 2018) — The May 22 deadline to apply for Union Summer paid internships is fast approaching. If you or anyone you know is interested in working for social change, apply now! (See details below.) Malikia Antonio sure is glad […]

Get scholarships for women’s institute July 10-14 in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (May 9, 2018) — The University of California Berkeley Labor Center will host the 37th Annual Western Regional Summer Institute on Union Women (SIUW) from July 10-14 at Sonoma State University, in the heart of California’s wine country. And the Women’s Committee of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is offering multiple scholarships […]

Submit nominations for 2018 labor awards

WENATCHEE (May 8, 2018) — Each year at its annual convention, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO presents awards recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of specific union organizations and individual union members. As the deadline for award nominations approach, the WSLC is calling on its affiliated unions to submit names for consideration. The deadline for nominations […]


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