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At the State Labor Council’s reception and conference Feb. 2-3 in Olympia, union members will learn about working families’ issues and meet with their legislators


OLYMPIA (Dec. 15, 2022) — After another successful effort in 2022 by Washington’s union movement to support the election of pro-worker candidates, it’s time to make sure working families carry that momentum into the 2023 legislative session that begins on Jan. 9. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is gearing up for its 2023 Legislative Reception and Conference on Feb. 2-3 at the Olympia Hotel on Capitol Lake. After conducting virtual conferences throughout the pandemic, the WSLC is very excited to be able to meet in-person in 2023 while adhering to CDC-recommended COVID-19 testing and safety protocols.

Under the theme “Better Jobs, Stronger Communities,” the conference will explore and explain priority legislative issues facing organized labor. After learning about these issues and meeting some key legislative leaders, delegates will meet with their state senators and representatives to urge their support for pro-worker legislation.

TAKE A STAND — The WSLC urges members, staffers and leaders of all affiliated unions to register for the conference by Friday, Jan. 20. Early registration helps the WSLC secure appointments with legislative offices so everyone has an opportunity to connect face-to-face with their legislators.

WSLC’s 2023 LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION & CONFERENCE Olympia Hotel at Capitol Lake, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502

THURSDAY, FEB. 2 — Early check-in at 5 p.m.; Lobbying 101 at 5:30 p.m.; WSLC Legislative Reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEB. 3 — Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; WSLC Lobbying Conference begins at 8:30 a.m.

COST: $135 Reception & Conference; $60 Reception only

HOTEL INFORMATION: Conference participants can book their rooms online here or by calling the hotel directly at 800-206-9339 and letting them know you are with the “WSLC 2023” group. To get the group rate, please book by Jan. 20, 2023.


  1. The WSLC will provide each attendee with a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit at check-in to self-test before the start of the conference and/or reception.
  2. All attendees will attest to both a negative COVID-19 test and that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms.
  3. All attendees should familiarize themselves with the symptoms of COVID-19, and the WSLC will post CDC guidance at all entry points.
  4. Attendees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are asked to isolate in their room.
  5. Masks are not required, but recommended and will be provided.
  6. The WSLC will make hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available in all convention gathering spaces.
  7. Attendees are encouraged to have a clearly marked personal water bottle and be cautious of potential cross contamination at water stations.
  8. Attendees are asked to report to any symptoms or positive COVID-19 result to the WSLC COVID-19 designee, Kairie Pierce ( or 360-791-1583).

Health and safety remain our top priority and we ask all who plan to attend to be mindful of their union siblings and stay home and/or isolate if they are feeling sick. Additional COVID protocols for in-person meetings with legislators will be shared ahead of the conference.

QUESTIONS about registration? Please contact Willa Kamakahi at

The WSLC is currently meeting with its affiliated unions and finalizing its 2023 Legislative Agenda, which will be announced the first week of January before the session begins.

By joining together and speaking with one voice, union members can support each other’s priority legislative issues and build more worker power in Washington state. Please make sure your union is part of this effort in 2023 by registering now for the WSLC Legislative Reception and Conference.

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