Sign up now for briefings on pro-worker issues, opportunity to weigh in with your legislators
OLYMPIA (Jan. 11, 2022) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO invites all leaders, staffers and rank-and-file members of its affiliated unions to register for the 2022 WSLC Legislative Conference to be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, Jan. 28 starting at 9 a.m. Under the theme “Building Our Future,” the conference will explore and explain priority legislative issues and give participants the opportunity to engage with their legislators on those issues. Click here to register. The cost $30 per person.
In the 2021 session, Washington’s labor movement successfully supported legislation to create a robust set of COVID-19 health emergency labor standards, to grant overtime pay protections to all agricultural workers, to improve access to social programs including Paid Family and Medical Leave, to secure collective bargaining rights for more public employees, to strengthen electrical licensing standards, to advance racial equity and reform policing, to begin rebalancing the tax code, and more.
In the 2022 session that began Monday, labor will continue to press legislators to support pro-workers policies as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty, and racial inequity.
“At our Legislative Conference, we will learn what the important policy changes Washington’s labor movement is supporting in 2022,” said WSLC President Larry Brown. “With a united voice on these issues, we can continue to make advancements for our members and all working people. Plus, we can show our members which legislative champions are earning our support as we enter this year’s critical election cycle. We are urging all our affiliates to register and participate in the Jan. 28 conference.”
At the conference, the WSLC will build on the successful strategy of past legislative conferences by engaging our members in virtual lobbying with their legislators. The action begins with Virtual Lobbying Training 101 at 9 a.m. Then there will be informative panels about key legislative priorities. Participants will get to meet some key legislators and rising legislative champions, and then meet virtually with their own legislators and engage in virtual actions supporting the united labor movement’s legislative agenda. See the WSLC’s 2022 Workers’ Recovery Agenda for a preview.