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WSLC temporarily closes its Seattle and Olympia offices; meetings to be rescheduled

(March 6, 2020) — The following statement from the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was released Friday morning:

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is committed to protecting the health of all our employees and the community members who use our meeting spaces. We are choosing to proactively follow the guidance from King County Public Health to limit public gatherings and implement telecommuting for employees. Therefore, the WSLC offices in Seattle and Olympia will be closed through March, or until we hear guidance that suggests a different course of action. All meetings scheduled at our offices in Seattle and Olympia – with the exception of legislative meetings – will be rescheduled for later dates. Staff will be telecommuting – if you need a contact a specific staff member, please email them.

We value our relationships with our community, and take pride in the resources we are able to offer as a council to our partners, affiliates, and friends in the movement for working people. We recognize that many folks use our meeting spaces for important work; we look forward to being able to continue that work together.

You can find more information about the COVID-19 outbreak from the WA Dept. of Health here, including advice for K-12 students, at-risk populations, and community organizations.

ALSO at The Stand — Washington state’s unions tackle COVID-19

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