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Labor, community call for Shared Prosperity


OLYMPIA (Feb. 23, 2015) — Some 800 union members and their supporters gathered Friday on the steps of the State Capitol to rally in support of the Washington State Labor Council’s Shared Prosperity Agenda and against legislative attacks on workers’ freedom of association, apprenticeship programs, and wage standards. “Working people have come to the Capitol […]

Rally Feb. 20 at Capitol for shared prosperity


OLYMPIA (Jan. 30, 2015) — The Washington State Labor Council, its affiliated unions, and community supporters of the 2015 Shared Prosperity Agenda will rally on the Capitol steps at noon on Friday, Feb. 20. BE HEARD! Join hundreds of public- and private-sector workers standing together to call for: ■  Investment in schools, transportation, infrastructure, and […]

Sign up! WSLC legislative events Feb. 19-20


OLYMPIA (Jan. 22, 2015) — The 2015 session of the Washington State Legislature is shaping up to be another challenging one. With the House and Senate controlled by different parties, legislators face significant operating and transportation budget challenges, and many pro-worker policy bills included in the Washington State Labor Council’s Shared Prosperity Agenda also await […]

Election results announced for WA State Labor Council officers


SEATTLE (Dec. 8, 2014) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of some 400,000 rank-and-file members across the state, announced on Monday the election winners who will be sworn in as WSLC officers in February 2015 to serve 4-year terms on the council’s Executive Board. Per the […]

Come check out WSLC’s (and The Stand’s) new Seattle offices


SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization which represents the interests of some 400,000 members throughout the state, invites all union leaders, staffers and rank-and-file members — and members of allied progressive organizations — to a Holiday Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 […]

WSLC seeks rank-and-file committee nominees


(Oct. 31, 3014) — 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, 2014, there will be vacancies of terms expiring on the following active, high-profile committees: ►  Diversity Committee (6) ►  DOSH / Industrial Insurance Monitoring Committee (6) […]

Ed Murray to speak at WSLC holiday luncheon Nov. 19


SEATTLE — The officers and staff of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO invite all union members, staff and officers to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season — and the conclusion of the 2014 election — on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the WSLC’s annual luncheon at the Catholic Seafarer’s Center, 2330 1st Ave. in […]

WSLC seeks Legislative Intern for 2015 session


OLYMPIA (Oct. 22, 2014) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents some 400,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting internship opportunity in Olympia during the 2015 legislative session. The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 1. Here is the job posting: Legislative Intern The […]

One week left to get (or scare) out the vote; volunteer today!


UPDATE (Oct. 31, 2014) — Costumed WA YELLers scared out the vote Thursday night in Seattle at the Labor’s Voice phone bank. There’s still more opportunities to volunteer for GOTV activities this weekend (see the schedule below). SEATTLE (Oct. 28, 2014) — Just a week remains of organized labor’s get-out-the-vote efforts for an election that […]

With ballots in the mail, it’s GOTV time!


Labor’s Voice walks Saturday in Everett, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver   (Oct. 14, 2014) — County auditors will start mailing General Election ballots to voters on Wednesday, which means it’s time for the home-stretch push to Get Out the Vote for candidates who support working people. These GOTV efforts of Labor’s Voice, the Washington State Labor […]


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