2021 legislative session: Much accomplished, much to do

WSLC 2021 Legislative Report summarizes session, how each legislator voted


OLYMPIA (July 7, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has published its 2021 Legislative Report summarizing this year’s session of the State Legislature, describing how bills on working family issues fared, and scoring all legislators on how they voted.

You can read the report online at the WSLC website, download the full 8-page report (PDF) or just the 2021 WSLC Voting Record. Printed copies of the 2021 Legislative Report will be mailed to WSLC-affiliated unions next week.

Here is a story list with links to scroll down this page to individual stories in the 2021 Legislative Report:

●  Much accomplished, much to do — Session overview by Joe Kendo

●  This feels like a sea change — President’s Column by Larry Brown

●  Prioritizing workers, now and in the future — Secretary Treasurer’s Column by April Sims

●  Worker Protection Act, transportation left undone

●  Historic end of a racist legacy: Farmworkers win overtime pay

●  Lawmakers take steps to rebalance the tax code

●  Worker safety and health prioritized

●  Major climate action, but Inslee vetoes draw ire

●  Labor backs multiple police reform bills

●  Our state needs health system transparency


The WSLC 2021 Legislative Report includes many more articles on community and technical college investment, unemployment insurance changes, expanding collective bargaining rights, tenant rights, “wage liens,” the biennial budget, and more. Download the full 8-page PDF to read them all.

The WSLC is the largest union organization in Washington state, representing the interests of more than 600 local unions and councils with approximately 500,000 rank-and-file members. For more information, visit

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