OLYMPIA (Nov. 21, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has welcomed Rachel McAloon to its staff as Workforce Development Director. She joins the WSLC workforce development team of Kairie Pierce, Bill Messenger, Emmanuel Flores and Karen White, who advocate for Washington’s working families from initial entry into the workforce, to career transitions, and when facing job loss.
“We are very fortunate to add someone with Rachel’s knowledge and experience to our workforce development department,” said WSLC President Larry Brown. “She will be a big asset in our efforts to ensure that working people have a voice in our state’s career development strategies, and ultimately, that Washington has an economy that works for everyone.”
Before joining the WSLC, McAloon worked for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) as an Apprenticeship Consultant for Southwest Washington. In that role, she conducted employer outreach to expand registered apprenticeships in Washington state. McAloon has been with L&I since 2013, previously managing and underwriting employers’ industrial insurance accounts.
“I am passionate about registered apprenticeship and the strong history our unions have as leaders in the apprenticeship system,” McAloon said. “I am beyond excited to be a part of the WSLC team and a new voice for labor in Washington state.”
A native Nebraskan, Rachel studied Business Analytics and Strategic Communication at The College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb., her hometown. She was actively involved in Washington State’s Combined Fund Drive, and won Local Coordinator of the Year in 2015 for her volunteer work with L&I.
The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is the state’s largest labor organization, representing the interests of more than 600 local union organizations with some 550,000 rank-and-file members. Click here to learn more about the WSLC’s Workforce Development Department.
Contact Rachel McAloon via email or by calling 360-705-9469.