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Delegates give WSLC its marching orders

14-convention-July23-convention-pic-bigWENATCHEE (August 1, 2014) — Every year, hundreds of delegates representing unions from throughout the state gather at the convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO to establish the priorities, policies and positions of the organization. Last week, at the WSLC’s 2014 Constitutional Convention, delegates approved 47 resolutions providing that direction, which are now posted online.

The resolutions range from establishing legislative priorities, such as aerospace tax incentive accountability, the Washington Voting Rights Act, prevailing wages based on collective bargaining agreements, and safe staffing levels in health care; policies, such as working to establish access to affordable health care as a human right and opposing the closing of Social Security offices; and positions, including condemning the Supreme Court’s Harris v. Quinn decision and opposition to new U.S. military intervention in Iraq.

Check out all of the 2014 resolutions here.

In addition, delegates made a handful of pre-primary election political endorsements. A two-thirds majority of voting delegates is required to endorse a candidate.) The updated list of all WSLC 2014 Political Endorsements includes those approved at the May 10 COPE Convention and at last week’s WSLC 2014 Convention.

For more information, including TVW coverage of the 2014 Convention, visit the WSLC’s website.

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