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Check out State Labor Council’s 2013 election endorsements

Voter receiving ballot through mail(Oct. 18, 2013) — Ballots for the2013 general election were mailed by county auditors Thursday and Friday, so voters in Washington state should begin receiving them soon. Even though this is an odd-year election with no races for Congress, Governor or statewide offices, there are important ballot measures, special legislative elections, and city and county races to consider. So make sure you fill out your ballots and mail them by Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization, has made the following election endorsements: (The WSLC only endorses candidates for statewide and state legislative races.)

YES on Initiative 522 concerning the labeling of genetically engineered foods. Learn more here.

STATE SENATE, 8th LD: Phillip Lemley (R)

STATE SENATE, 26th LD: Nathan Schlicher (D) — Union members can click here to download a candidate comparison flier for the 26th LD race between Nathan Schlicher and Jan Angel.

Here are the lists of recommendations and endorsements in city, county and municipal races made by some of the AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils around the state:

M.L. King County Labor Council

Northwest Washington Central Labor Council (Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan)

Pierce County Central Labor Council

Snohomish County Labor Council

Southwest Washington Central Labor Council (Clark, Skamania and Klickitat)

Thurston-Lewis-Mason Central Labor Council

If you don’t see your labor council listed here or if you have additional questions, contact your local Central Labor Council for more information.

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FIND OUT HOW TO JOIN TOGETHER with your co-workers to negotiate for better wages, benefits, and a voice at work. Or go ahead and contact a union organizer today!