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Meet Nickeia Hunter, WSLC’s Legislative Intern for 2022

OLYMPIA (Jan. 5, 2022) — Meet Nickeia Hunter, the Washington State Labor Council’s Legislative Intern for the 2022 session that begins on Monday, Jan. 10. She will help develop and coordinate the council’s legislative advocacy for Washington working families while helping to build relationships with affiliated unions, legislators and coalition partners.

Hunter is an 11-year veteran of Carpenters Union Local 146, a trained tradeswoman and site supervisor, a skilled advocate for social justice and police accountability, a governor’s appointee to the Washington State Criminal Justice Commission, and an active and engaged community member in Vancouver, Wash.

“The WSLC is excited to welcome Nickeia to our team for the 2022 legislative session,” said Sybill Hyppolite, Legislative Director for the WSLC. “We’re fortunate to work with an intern so strongly rooted in our movement’s values, and who has experienced the union difference in her life. We anticipate that she will bring her strong community leadership skills to this work in a way that will help advance legislation important to working people across our state.”

An active member of Carpenters Local 146, Hunter is a Board Member of the Carpenters Training Center’s Equity & Diversity Inclusion Council and has served as a mentor to apprentices through SW Washington and Oregon Tradeswomen, helping other women prepare for careers in the skilled construction trades. She is also active in the NAACP of Vancouver, Clark County Justice Group, Washington Coalition for Police Accountability, Next Steps Washington, and Not This Time.

“I look forward to learning more about the legislative process, and helping to make progress on working family issues that I’m so passionate about,” Hunter said. “I’m excited to be a part of the WSLC team and to be a member of both OPEIU Local 8 and Carpenters Local 146. Union strong!”

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