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WSLC seeks Labor Community Organizer in Yakima; apply now

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(Aug. 17, 2015) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is seeking a Labor Community Organizer to work out of the Yakima and South Central Counties Central Labor Council office on labor and community issues affecting workers and their families in the Yakima Valley, with a focus on building power and unity among Latino and […]

Volunteer for Labor Neighbor to support Rep. Carol Gregory

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(Aug. 12, 2015) — Labor Neighbor, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots member-to-member political action program, plans an aggressive effort to inform union households about the special election for State Representative in 30th Legislative District. The WSLC’s endorsed candidate in this dead-heat race is Rep. Carol Gregory (D-Federal Way) who is being challenged by Republican […]

WSLC supports I-735 to get big money out of elections

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(Aug. 11, 2015) — The labor movement of Washington state is now on record: Corporations are not people. And money is not speech. At the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO last month, delegates representing unions from across the state approved a resolution supporting I-735, an initiative for the legislature that would […]

WSLC delegates set new policies, priorities with 2015 Resolutions

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SEATAC (Aug. 4, 2015) — 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. This year was no exception as the WSLC’s 2015 Resolutions were approved […]

WSLC 2015 Convention: Saving our economy, our planet

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SEATAC (July 27, 2015) — Climate change and trade issues took center stage at the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO on Friday and Saturday. The common theme: our nation continues down a destructive path that is enriching the wealthy elite while doing great harm to the rest of us by destroying […]

WSLC Convention Day 1: Gebre urges labor movement ‘mojo’

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SEATAC (July 24, 2015) — AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre challenged hundreds of union delegates representing unions from across the state to “put the mojo back in our movement” during Thursday’s opening session of the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. (Watch Thursday’s plenary session at TVW.) Gebre described the challenges […]

Tefere Gebre to headline WSLC Convention

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SEATAC (July 20, 2015) — AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre is among the special guest speakers scheduled to appear at the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which begins Thursday morning, July 23 at the SeaTac DoubleTree by Hilton, 18740 International Blvd. The convention is expected to adjourn Saturday afternoon. Under […]

WSLC’s Lori Province, citing medical reasons, to retire

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SEATTLE (July 9, 2015) — Lori Province, Field Mobilization Director for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has announced that she will retire in November. She was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and has been working while receiving treatment for the past several months. “It’s a little bit earlier than I had planned,” Province […]

Wash. State Labor Council Convention July 23-25 in SeaTac

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SEATAC — AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre is among the special guest speakers scheduled to appear at the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which begins Thursday morning, July 23 at the SeaTac DoubleTree by Hilton, 18740 International Blvd. The convention is expected to adjourn Saturday afternoon. Under the theme “Fighting […]

WSLC’s Johnson: GOP extremists ‘tone deaf’ to state’s needs

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(June 26, 2015) — The following statement by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was distributed Friday: Once again, Senator Andy Hill showed how extreme and tone deaf his Republican Senate caucus is by declaring that the debate over taxes, funding education, and the social safety net is over and that […]

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