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WSLC staffer Janet Hays retires after 46-year labor career

SEATTLE (Dec. 19, 2018) — Today is the final workday for longtime Washington State Labor Council staffer Janet Hays. She is retiring after 24 years of service at the WSLC — including the last eight as Executive Assistant to WSLC President Jeff Johnson — and 46 years in the labor movement. “Janet Hays is a […]

Larry Brown, April Sims are elected to lead WSLC

SEATTLE (Dec. 6, 2018) — Larry Brown, Legislative and Political Director of Machinists (IAM) District Council 751, has been elected President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, in results tallied, certified and announced Thursday by the WSLC Election Board. Brown narrowly defeated Lynne Dodson, the current WSLC Secretary Treasurer, by a 52.1 percent to 47.9 percent […]

Ballots for WSLC officers’ election to be tallied today

SEATTLE (Dec. 6, 2018) — The Election Board of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO today will tally the ballots returned by WSLC-affiliated unions for the election of officers to lead the state’s largest labor organization, which represents the interests of more than 600 local union organizations and some 450,000 rank-and-file union members. Per the WSLC […]

President Jeff Johnson’s legacy is celebrated

By DAVID GROVES The Stand SEATTLE (Dec. 5, 2018) — After 32 years working for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — including the last eight serving as president of the state’s largest union organization — Jeffrey G. Johnson announced last June that he would not be seeking re-election and would retire at the end […]

Register now for 2019 Legislative Conference

Online registration is now available for reception, lobby day on Jan. 30-31   OLYMPIA — With the 2018 election’s solidification of pro-worker majorities in the Washington State Legislature, all eyes will soon be on Olympia to find out what type of agenda state lawmakers will pursue and how it will affect working families. So it’s […]

WSLC’s Jeff Johnson on election: ‘We’re just getting started’

(Nov. 6, 2018) — As election results from around Washington state were released on Tuesday night (see the latest results here), Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement: “Union members and their families have been pumped up this entire election cycle. For months, the Washington State Labor Council, […]

Join WSLC team as receptionist/special projects staff

UPDATE (Nov. 6, 2018) — The WSLC is no longer accepting applications for this position. Thanks for your interest! SEATTLE (Oct. 22, 2018) — 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 the largest union organization in the state, representing the […]

WSLC seeks Legislative Intern in Olympia for the 2019 session

OLYMPIA (Oct. 18, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents some 450,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting internship opportunity in Olympia during the 2019 legislative session. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 16. Here is the job posting: Legislative Intern The […]

Flores joins WSLC as Workforce Development Director

OLYMPIA (Aug. 28, 2018) — Last week, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO welcomed Emmanuel Flores as its new Workforce Development Director. He joins the WSLC workforce development team of Caitlyn Jekel, Bill Messenger, Kairie Pierce and Karen White, who advocate for Washington’s working families from initial entry into the workforce, to career transitions, and when […]

Register for workers’ comp conference Oct. 4-5 in Olympia

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 registration is now open and seats are already being filled. The 2018 “Meeting of […]


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