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WSLC Legislative Report: A short, sometimes sweet session

Wash. State Labor Council report summarizes session, how each legislator voted


OLYMPIA (May 13, 2022) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has published its 2022 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 2022 WSLC Voting Record. Printed copies of the 2022 Legislative Report are being mailed to WSLC-affiliated unions.

Here are just some of the stories in the 2022 Legislative Report:

●  A short, sometimes sweet session — Session overview by Joe Kendo

●  A major investment in transportation infrastructure

●  Some key wins in 2022 for all of Washington — President’s Column by Larry Brown

●  WSLC seeks gains for essential workers — Secretary Treasurer’s Column by April Sims

●  Safe Staffing passes House, dies in Senate

●  Legislative staffers got sick of being denied bargaining rights

●  Raises funded; pensions strengthened

●  Apprenticeship gets a big boost in 2022

●  Siting, permitting improved for clean-energy facilities

●  A lifeline for schools and students

●  WSLC launches racial equity toolkit

●  Labor will be represented on blockchain workgroup — by Sybill Hyppolite

●  Some progress on prescription drug affordability

●  Get ready for Labor Neighbor — by Cherika Carter


The WSLC 2022 Legislative Report includes many more articles. Download the full 8-page PDF to read them all.

The WSLC’s 2022 Committee will hold its 2022 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Endorsing Convention starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the Machinists District 751 Hall, 9125 15th Pl. South in Seattle. It is at this convention that delegates representing WSLC-affiliated unions will gather to nominate, debate and vote on which candidates for Congress, statewide and state legislative office have earned the WSLC’s support and endorsement. Get details here.

The WSLC is the largest union organization in Washington state, representing the interests of more than 600 local unions and councils with more than 550,000 rank-and-file members. For more information, visit

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