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Labor 2018 kickoff is June 23 in Longview

LONGVIEW — Something is happening in Washington state — and in America. Even as CEOs and rich corporations are paying people to go door to door to weaken working families’ power to negotiate fair wages, good benefits, and the resources we need to do our jobs, working people are choosing aspiration over fear. It is […]

WSLC President Jeff Johnson will not seek re-election

He will retire at year’s end after 32 years with the Labor Council   (June 13, 2018) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement today: Sisters and brothers, after 32 years of working for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO in a staff position and as the […]

Shuler addresses WSLC Convention TODAY

Union Strong: Hundreds of delegates will gather July 17-19 in Wenatchee   UPDATE (July 11, 2018) — Here is the tentative agenda for the convention that begins Tuesday, July 17 in Wenatchee. WENATCHEE (June 8, 2018) — AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will keynote the 2018 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, set for July 17-19 […]

Get ready for Janus decision on Wednesday

Solidarity rallies, actions are planned statewide on Decision Day    UPDATE (June 27, 2018) — As expected, the Supreme Court ruled against unions in the Janus v. AFSCME case today. See you at the rallies at 11:30 a.m. (details below) Is your union ready for the Janus decision? As part of its Building Strong Unions efforts, […]

WSLC urges unions to attend June 11-12 Racial Justice Training

TUKWILA — Since delegates approved Resolution #12 at the 2015 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the organization has been engaged with its affiliates in a deep-dive conversation about racial justice and equity. The WSLC has been working with nationally acclaimed labor educator and writer Bill Fletcher, Jr. and, as part of that work, […]

WSLC seeks Workforce Development Director

OLYMPIA (May 22, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the largest union organization in the state representing more than 600 local unions and over 450,000 union workers, has an immediate opening for Workforce Development Director. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 8. The WSLC’s Workforce Development Department is dedicated to advocating for Washington’s […]

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 […]

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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