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WSLC’s Seattle office moving across town


SEATTLE (Aug. 27, 2014) — The Seattle office of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is moving from its lower Queen Anne location — where the state’s largest labor organization has been headquartered since 1992 — to the former IBEW building in the city’s International District. That move is taking place starting today through the […]

Register now for workers’ comp conference Oct. 9-10 in Olympia


OLYMPIA (Aug. 25, 2014) — 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 […]

What’s happening? Check out our calendar


If you aren’t regularly checking The Stand’s calendar of labor events, you are missing out on informative forums and exciting opportunities to show solidarity with other union members around Washington state. Here are some of the coming events listed there: Paid Sick Days Forum (Tacoma) — Join Healthy Tacoma and the Tacoma Human Rights Commission […]

Delegates give WSLC its marching orders


WENATCHEE (August 1, 2014) — Every year, hundreds of delegates representing unions from throughout the state gather at the convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO to establish the priorities, policies and positions of the organization. Last week, at the WSLC’s 2014 Constitutional Convention, delegates approved 47 resolutions providing that direction, which are now […]

Volunteers needed: Get out the Primary vote!


(July 31, 2014) — Labor’s Voice, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots political action program, is continuing to reach out to voters across the state and urge them to mail in their Primary Election ballots by Tuesday, Aug. 5. This summer and fall, Labor’s Voice volunteers are reaching out to ALL voters — not just […]

WSLC Convention: Challenges, inspiration


WENATCHEE (July 24, 2914) — The final day of the Washington State Labor Council’s 2014 Convention featured brief presentations by Ramon Torres, President of Familias Unidas por la Justicia, the boycott of Sakuma Brothers berries and farmworkers’ struggle to get a fair contract there; Estakio Beltran, who has received the WSLC’s endorsement in his campaign […]

Convention: Climate change, ACA and more


WENATCHEE (July 22, 2014) — Unions should not consider efforts to address climate change as a threat to their jobs. Instead, they should recognize the dire necessity for solutions and have a seat at the table to shape policies in ways that protect existing jobs and create new ones in emerging clean-energy industries. That was […]

Agenda for WSLC Convention in Wenatchee


WENATCHEE — On Tuesday, July 22, the 2014 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will begin at the Coast Wenatchee Hotel and Convention Center. Click here to learn about some important convention-related activities happened before the convention begins. Following is the tentative agenda (subject to change): MONDAY, JULY 21 5:30 – 8 […]

Your to-do list as WSLC Convention nears


(July 9, 2014) — The 2014 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will begin Tuesday, July 22 at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel and Convention Center and is expected to adjourn by Thursday afternoon. Hundreds of delegates and alternates representing WSLC-affiliated unions have already registered — and online registration is still available. […]

Labor’s Voice phone banks begin for Primary Election


(July 7, 2014) — Labor’s Voice is the new, improved, expanded version of the Washington State Labor Council’s Labor Neighbor grassroots political action program. This summer and fall, union volunteers will be reaching out to ALL voters — not just union households — to explain which candidates have earned working families’ support. And the action […]


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