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Labor call to action May 4-5 in Vancouver

Calling all area unions for voter registration drive, Labor Neighbor walk


The following is from Labor Neighbor, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots member-to-member political action program:

(April 27, 2016) — The real needs and concerns of working families in Vancouver and Clark County are being ignored in Olympia. Washington, D.C.-style partisan politics and gridlock there — particularly in the Washington State Senate — are killing efforts to create good jobs, raise wages, and improve our quality of life. But this year, we can do something about it.

probst-timTim Probst, a proven champion of working families, is running for State Senate to replace the retiring Sen. Don Benton. Tim Probst is the ONLY legislative candidate who has earned an early endorsement from the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. (Most WSLC endorsements will be made at the COPE Convention on Saturday, May 21 in Seattle.)

When Probst last ran for State Senate in the 17th Legislative District, he lost by just 76 votes. This year, Vancouver’s union families are going to make sure they send Tim Probst to Olympia. The Southwest Washington Central Labor Council and the Washington State Labor Council are calling for Vancouver union members to join them for two important events:

Wednesday, May 4 — VOTER REGISTRATION TRAINING from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Laborers Local 335 Hall, 2212 N.E. Andresen Road in Vancouver. During the regular SW Washington CLC meeting, there will be voter registration training to learn how to sign up fellow union members in the 17th Legislative District who are not registered or are inactive voters.

LN-superwalk-shoeThursday, May 5 — LABOR NEIGHBOR SUPERWALK from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will meet again at the Laborers 335 Hall and hold a Labor Neighbor Superwalk in the 17th Legislative District to introduce Tim Probst to union families and explain why we need to send him to Olympia to work for working families!

Download a printable flier with all this information, and please post it and share it with members of your union. Help spread the word that it’s time for a change in Olympia. And we can make it happen!

For more information, contact SW Washington CLC President Shannon Walker at 360-761-8922 or WSLC Field Mobilization Director April Sims at 253-441-5113.

CHECK OUT THE UNION DIFFERENCE in Washington: higher wages, affordable health and dental care, job and retirement security.

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!