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WSLC delegates vote on 2018 election endorsements

SEATTLE (May 19, 2018) — Delegates representing unions from across the state that are affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO voted Saturday on early election endorsements at the WSLC’s 2018 COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention at the Machinists 751 Hall in Seattle. The following endorsements have been made by the WSLC in […]

2018 Leg. Report: Proof that every vote counts in Olympia

WSLC’s 2018 Legislative Report summarizes productive session, includes voting records   OLYMPIA (May 10, 2018) —  Every vote counts. Political organizers say it all the time, but the 2018 session of the Washington State Legislature proved the difference a single vote can make. In this case, it was last fall’s special election of Sen. Manka […]

‘Six weeks that can literally change your life’

Be like Malikia; Apply now for a 2018 Union Summer paid internship   SEATTLE (May 9, 2018) — The May 22 deadline to apply for Union Summer paid internships is fast approaching. If you or anyone you know is interested in working for social change, apply now! (See details below.) Malikia Antonio sure is glad […]

Get scholarships for women’s institute July 10-14 in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (May 9, 2018) — The University of California Berkeley Labor Center will host the 37th Annual Western Regional Summer Institute on Union Women (SIUW) from July 10-14 at Sonoma State University, in the heart of California’s wine country. And the Women’s Committee of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is offering multiple scholarships […]

Submit nominations for 2018 labor awards

WENATCHEE (May 8, 2018) — 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 deadline for award nominations approach, the WSLC is calling on its affiliated unions to submit names for consideration. The deadline for nominations […]

MayWorks is here! Check out what’s happening

MayWorks is an annual month-long celebration of workers’ culture and history. While Canada has carried the tradition for years, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO first organized MayWorks in 2012 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the 1812 Bread and Roses March. Since 2012, MayWorks events have popped up around the state every year — […]

WSLC’s endorsement convention is May 19

Unlike corporations, labor VOTES on who/what deserves their support   SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has notified its more than 600 affiliated union organizations that its COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention will be Saturday, May 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Pl. S. in Seattle. […]

Initiate conversations about attacks on unions, WSLC urges

The following is a message from Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Jeff Johnson and Secretary Treasurer Lynne Dodson sent last week to the hundred of union members, stewards, staffers and leaders who attended the WSLC’s “Building Strong Unions” Labor Summit in February. Sisters and Brothers, On February 5th, we came together as labor and […]

Union Summer 2018: Apply now for paid internships

SEATTLE (April 6, 2018) — Are you or anyone you know interested in working for social change? Union Summer is the paid ($15/hour) summer internship program for people interested in getting involved in the labor movement. Union Summer participants will spend an exciting six weeks — June 26-August 2 — working full-time and hands-on with […]

MayWorks: Submit events now to be included in the calendar!

(April 5, 2018) — MayWorks is an annual month-long celebration of workers’ culture and history. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is proud each year to help organize and promote MayWorks exhibits, concerts, movie nights, workshops, and other events to celebrate the union movement’s critical contribution to the production of arts and culture. We will […]

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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