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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 […]

WSLC’s Race & Labor Summit is Sept. 14-15 in Seattle

SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will continue its ground-breaking work organizing for racial justice and equity at the Race and Labor Summit on Sept. 14-15 at the IUPAT District Council 5 Hall, 6770 E. Marginal Way S. in Seattle. Young labor activists are urged to mark their calendars and register now to […]

Women take center stage at 2018 convention

WSLC’s Dodson, #MeToo panel of Union Sisters among Wednesday’s highlights   (July 19, 2018) — Wednesday was about the women. Day 2 of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO 2018 Constitutional Convention highlighted some of the struggles women face in the workplace and within their unions. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, renewed attention […]

Bittersweet opening to WSLC Convention

Outgoing president Jeff Johnson, others deliver post-Janus call to action: Be bold   WENATCHEE (July 18, 2018) — The opening day of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO 2018 Constitutional Convention was bittersweet. Speaker after speaker discussed the attacks on unions, immigrants and working-class Americans, but vowed renewed energy and commitment in standing together for strong […]


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