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WSLC Leg. Conference: An injury to one is an injury to all

Unionists of all trades visit Capitol, urge state legislators to do the right thing   OLYMPIA (Feb. 6, 2017) — Hundreds of energized leaders and rank-and-file members of Washington’s unions descended on the State Capitol to meet with their elected representatives Friday as part of the Washington State Labor Council Legislative Lobbying Conference. In the […]

Meet Katharine Weiss, WSLC’s Legislative Intern for 2017

OLYMPIA (Jan. 10, 2017) — Meet Katharine Weiss, the Washington State Labor Council’s Legislative Intern for the 2017 session. A native of St. Louis, Weiss is a master’s candidate at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy in Seattle after earning her bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Puget Sound […]

Attend WSLC’s Legislative Reception, Conference on Feb. 2-3

OLYMPIA (Dec. 14, 2016) — Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2017-19 biennial budget proposal Tuesday, opening the debate on how state government can respond to the McCleary decision and fully fund public schools, invest in our public workforce by funding the state employee collective bargaining agreements, finance necessary infrastructure projects, and other priorities to ensure […]

Students will build shelters at CTE Showcase of Skills

OLYMPIA (Dec. 14, 2016) — More than 125 high schools and colleges from across Washington state will participate in the 2017 CTE Showcase of Skills on March 27 at the Capitol Campus in Olympia to demonstrate how Career and Technical Education programs connects skills and leadership by conducting an important community service project. Organized by […]

WSLC seeks union members to serve on standing committees

(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!

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

(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

(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

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!

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 […]


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