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Show your stuff at Labor’s Got Talent! on May 16 in Seattle


SEATTLE (Mar. 21, 2014) — Last week, we put out the call for unions to begin planning events for MayWorks, the annual month-long celebration of workers’ culture and history. This week, we are putting out the call for union members with a “hidden” talents. Are you the next Aretha Franklin, but only your shower head […]

WSLC election endorsement convention will be May 10


SEATTLE (March 19, 2014) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has notified its more than 600 affiliated union organizations that the WSLC’s COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention will be Saturday, May 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Pl. S. in Seattle. Delegates representing WSLC-affiliated unions from across […]

Register now for workers’ comp conference in Olympia


OLYMPIA (March 19, 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 discounted early-bird registration is now open and seats are already […]

Celebrate labor: Organize MayWorks events


MayWorks, the annual month-long celebration of workers’ culture and history first organized in 2012 by Washington’s labor movement, will be held again in 2014. MayWorks concerts, movie nights, workshops, exhibits and other events are already being organized so now is the time for you and your union to get involved. Here’s how (download a flier […]

WSLC joins campaign to release Renton woman from Mexican prison


(Feb. 25, 2014) — At the direction of the Washington State Labor Council’s Executive Board, WSLC President Jeff Johnson has written U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to urge him to press for the release of a Nestora Salgado, a Renton woman who has been imprisoned in Mexico since Aug. 21, 2013. According to a Seattle […]

Citizen ‘lobbyists’ land at Capitol for WSLC legislative event


OLYMPIA (Feb. 20, 2014) — Based on the feedback from its participants, this year’s new and improved Legislative Lobbying Day organized by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was a great success. Many of the rank-and-file union members who participated in the Feb. 7 event said that getting the opportunity to do some citizen lobbying […]

WSLC legislative events Feb. 6-7


OLYMPIA (Feb. 6, 2014) — The Entire Staff of The Stand™ will see you at the Washington State Labor Council’s Legislative Reception tonight and the WSLC’s new, improved Legislative Conference tomorrow. Union leaders, staffers and rank-and-file members of WSLC-affiliated unions will meet and mingle with legislators at the reception tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m. at […]

WSLC announces Shared Prosperity Agenda


OLYMPIA (Jan. 16, 2014) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of about 400,000 rank-and-file members, announced its 2014 legislative agenda today. In contrast to the low expectations some legislators and media pundits have attempted to establish for the short 60-day session that began this week, the […]

WSLC’s 2014 Legislative Conference gets a makeover


OLYMPIA (Dec. 20, 2014) — The 2014 session of the Washington State Legislature is shaping up to be another challenging one. With the State Senate firmly in control of Republicans and their “Majority Coalition Caucus,” the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is anticipating more attacks on working people and their unions. So the WSLC is […]

Workshops to explain how ‘right-to-work’ harms communities


(Dec. 9, 2013) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — in conjunction with the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center — is offering workshops in January 2014 for union leaders and community allies that explain what so-called “right-to-work” laws are and how they harm not just union members, but all working families and […]


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