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Jackson St. Workers Mural party is April 30

Historical mural celebrates working people fighting for social justice   SEATTLE (April 20, 2017) — Installation began Wednesday on the Jackson Street Workers Mural at the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO building at 16th & Jackson. Three years in the making, this historical mural depicts stories of the everyday workers who built Washington state and […]

Women’s Committee offers scholarships for SIUW-Hawaii

(April 17, 2017) — Every year, the Washington State Labor Council’s Women’s Committee sponsors scholarships to the annual Summer Institute for Union Women. The 2017 SIUW is being held in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Women’s Committee is offering up to four scholarships to any union women who would like to attend. The SIUW celebrates the […]

Submit your nominations for WSLC’s 2017 labor awards

(April 5, 2017) — Each year at its annual convention, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO presents awards recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of specific union organizations and individual union members. As the deadlines for award nominations approach, the WSLC is calling on its affiliated unions to submit names for consideration. The 2017 WSLC Convention […]

Workforce development labor reps to convene on May 12

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is co-hosting a convening of labor representatives serving on workforce boards throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. It will be Friday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at IAFF Local 452, 2807 NW Fruit Valley Road. An optional Networking Reception will be from 6 to […]

Sponsor a Union Summer intern; learn more on April 12

By AMY WOODWARD The Stand (Mar. 2, 2017) — Many of you have heard of the Union Summer internship program, but have you had the opportunity to sponsor or house an intern? Now’s your chance! On Wednesday, April 12 from noon to 1 p.m., the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will host an information session, […]

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 […]

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