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WSLC’s April Sims outlines help available for state’s workers

TACOMA (April 6, 2020) — April Sims, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, hosted a Facebook Live event Friday to explain what federal and state assistance is available to Washington’s working families amid the coronavirus pandemic. She explained the basics of what the federal CARE Act offers, Washington state programs that are […]

Donate to UNITE HERE’s local hospitality worker relief fund

The following urgent message is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (March 30, 2020) — As frontline workers in the hospitality, food service and transportation industries, nearly 5,500 UNITE HERE Local 8 members in Washington and Oregon and the families they support are among those most affected by the coronavirus. Thousands of union members are […]

Supplies Save Lives: Donate unused personal protective gear

The following is from SuppliesSaveLivesWA.org: (March 19, 2020) — Washington state health care workers are running out of safety equipment to protect themselves on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. Nurses, health professionals, service and maintenance workers, and firefighters are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, but they are running out of […]

Amid outbreak, contribute to help union families in need

SEATTLE (March 5, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is urging all organizations and individuals interested in helping union families suffering economic hardship amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington state to make contributions to the Foundation for Working Families. The FFWF is a nonprofit formed by the WSLC and its affiliated unions to […]

Apply now for Path to Power candidate training

POSTPONED — Program  will be rescheduled for September   UPDATE (Mar. 12, 2020) — The Path to Power candidate training has been POSTPONED, and will be rescheduled for some time in September. UPDATE (Mar. 6, 2020) — The WSLC still intends to conduct this Path to Power training amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but may now […]

Prioritize railroad and public safety in 2020

UPDATE (March 9, 2020) — On Friday, March 6, the deadline for bills to have passed both houses of the Washington State Legislature, HB 1841 passed the Senate, 34-15! It has already passed the House of Representatives, 65-30, so now the bill heads to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for signature. Thank you to all the […]

Here’s how you can support Swedish strikers

UPDATE (Jan. 28, 2020) — The strike at seven Swedish-Providence medical centers began at 7 a.m. this morning. Join the picket lines below and make sure you show your solidarity at Wednesday’s march and rally in downtown Seattle! At these five locations, picketing is 24 hours until 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. First Hill […]

Register for WSLC’s 2020 legislative events on Feb. 5-6

Online registration is now available for reception, lobby day   OLYMPIA — In recent years, pro-worker majorities in the Washington State Legislature have passed landmark laws to protect the environment while creating good union jobs, to reform our collective bargaining laws to adjust to the Janus decision while protecting public employees, to regulate abusive non-competition […]

Buy your Halloween candy early, ethically

(Oct. 8, 2016) — If you’re like the Entire Staff of The Stand, you don’t wait until the end of October to stock up on Halloween candy. You get it early. And test it. Make sure it also passes the ethical test. Buy candy and treats that are Union-made in America. The Los Angeles County […]

‘Collaborative relationship’ leads to contract

SEIU 1199NW nurses reach deal to address staffing concerns at Valley Medical   The following is from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: RENTON (Oct. 4, 2019) — UW Medicine|Valley Medical Center and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW announced the joint signing of a new four-year contract between management and registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and service workers. The agreement, […]

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