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Tell Whatcom County Council: Reject open bargaining proposal

The following is from the Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO: BELLINGHAM (Oct. 9, 2020) — On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Whatcom County Council (pictured above) will consider a proposal to make all collective bargaining sessions between the county and its employee unions open to the public. The resolution is modeled after one in Lincoln […]

Uber, Lyft drivers celebrate Fair Pay passage

Drivers in Seattle win the highest legislated wage floor in the nation   The following is from the Drivers Union/IBT 117: SEATTLE (Sept. 30, 2020) — Uber and Lyft drivers with the Drivers Union celebrated Tuesday’s passage of a Fair Pay standard by a unanimous 9-0 vote by the Seattle City Council, further cementing Seattle’s […]

Our census is our power. It’s not too late to BE COUNTED!

Make sure that you—and your friends and family in Washington state—participate!   (Sept. 16, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is teaming up with Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County and We Count Washington campaign partners across the state for a Day of Action to ensure everyone who calls Washington state home is counted […]

Grocery workers, UFCW call for reinstatement of hazard pay

 TUMWATER (Sept. 4, 2020) — On Thursday, grocery workers represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 367 held a protests outside Fred Meyer stores in Tumwater and Lacey to call on the CEOs of essential businesses in Washington state and across the country to immediately restore hazard pay. The effort is part of […]

AFL-CIO’s ‘Labor Day Live’ starts Thursday

With Labor Day just one week away, the AFL-CIO will be hosting Labor Day Live events beginning on Thursday that showcase the power of standing together in unions and what America’s working people need today amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the title to RSVP and get information about how to join these live online […]

Register now for WSLC’s 2020 Convention on Sept. 23-25

Deadline to register for Sept. 23-25 virtual convention is Aug. 28. Proposed resolutions due Aug. 23.   (August 20, 2020) — For the first time ever, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will be conducting its 2020 Constitutional Convention via the Zoom video conference on Sept. 23-25. The WSLC’s affiliated unions are being urged to […]

Join Jayapal for ‘CTCs: Recovery, Equity & Justice” on Aug. 12

All union members and other supporters of Washington state’s community and technical colleges (CTCs) are invited to join U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA, 7th), AFT Washington President Karen Strickland, and CTC students, faculty and administrators for “Community and Technical Colleges: Recovery, Equity & Justice,” a conversation about the role the CTCs will have during the […]

Labor-backed candidates fare well in primary

UPDATED (Aug. 10, 2020 — 11 a.m.) — Although some of the races are still too close to call, candidates endorsed by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO made a strong showing in Tuesday’s primary election, including several candidates who participated in the WSLC’s Path to Power program, which provides union members and local community […]

Cantwell urges action on COVID relief bill

At WSLC virtual town hall, senator backs key elements of HEROES Act   WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2020) — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) on Thursday reiterated her strong support for the key features of the HEROES Act, legislation to provide economic and healthcare relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and called for an extension of […]

Big business funds Republican-led attack on nurse

Corporate interests target WSNA’s Ingrid Anderson for challenging corporate-friendly Democratic Sen. Mark Mullet in the 5th Legislative District   By DAVID GROVES The Stand ISSAQUAH (July 20, 2020) — Big corporate interests are bankrolling an aggressive campaign conducted by Republican political operatives to re-elect Sen. Mark Mullet, a Democratic state senator in east King County. […]



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