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WSLC opposes Initiative 732 carbon tax

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(Jan. 28, 2016) — The Executive Board of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — representing more than 600 union organizations with some 450,000 members across the state — voted this week to oppose Initiative 732, a statewide ballot measure that would create a new tax on carbon emissions while cutting other state taxes. Although […]

Meet Sarah Kohout, WSLC’s Legislative Intern for 2016


OLYMPIA (Jan. 25, 2016) — Meet Sarah Kohout, the Washington State Labor Council’s Legislative Intern for the 2016 session. She graduated from Western Washington University in June 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and since the session began on Jan. 11, Sarah has been an invaluable part of the WSLC’s legislative lobbying efforts […]

WSLC seeks receptionist/support staff for Seattle office


CORRECTION: Applications for this position are due by Friday, Jan. 22. The start date is Feb. 1. SEATTLE (Jan. 20, 2016) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is looking for a full-time receptionist/special projects support staff for its Seattle office. The WSLC is looking for applicants with a strong commitment to the principles and […]

Rank-and-file nominees sought for WSLC standing committees


(Jan. 13, 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, 2015, there are vacancies from terms expiring on the following active, high-profile committees: ► Diversity Committee ► DOSH / Industrial Insurance Monitoring Committee ► Economic Development, […]

WSLC legislative events Thursday, Friday


UPDATE (Feb. 9, 2016) — Online registration is now closed for the WSLC Legislative Reception and Lobbying Conference on Thursday night and Friday. But union officers, staff and rank-and-file members can still register on site and attend. Registration will be available starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Olympia Red Lion Hotel for the reception […]

WSLC thanks Rep. McDermott for decades of worker advocacy


(Jan. 5, 2016) — Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today in response to Rep. Jim McDermott’s decision not to seek re-election for Congress this fall: “On behalf of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, I want to thank Congressman McDermott for more than 40 years of public service and […]

Eric González Alfaro joins WSLC as Legislative & Policy Director


(Jan. 4, 2016) — Eric González Alfaro has joined the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO as Legislative and Policy Director. He will work alongside WSLC Government Affairs Director Joe Kendo to advance the Shared Prosperity agenda of the largest labor organization in Washington state. González Alfaro recently served as staff lobbyist for Washington’s largest immigrant […]

Raise your voice! Participate in AFL-CIO constituency groups


(Dec. 10, 2015) — The AFL-CIO’s constituency groups are unions’ bridge to diverse communities, creating and strengthening partnerships to enhance the standard of living for all workers and their families. These groups also promote the full participation of women and minorities in the union movement and ensure unions hear and respond to the concerns of […]

Familias Unidas por la Justicia affiliates with the WSLC


(Dec. 7, 2015) — Following is a statement issued today by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: It is my great pleasure to announce that Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) has affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Now both farm worker unions in Washington state are our members […]

85,000-member Wash. Education Association joins with WSLC


(Nov. 11, 2015) –The state’s largest labor union will soon formally join forces with the state’s largest labor organization to advocate together for Washington’s working families. The Executive Board of the Washington Education Association (WEA) has voted to affiliate with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC) beginning in January 2016, WSLC President Jeff Johnson […]


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