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Register for WSLC’s 2020 legislative events

Online registration is now available for reception, lobby day on Feb. 5-6   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 […]

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, […]

Fred Meyer boycott ends with tentative deal

UFCW 555 reaches tentative agreement in Oregon, southwest Washington   TIGARD, Ore. (Sept. 30, 2019) — United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555 announced Saturday that the union has reached a tentative contract agreement covering grocery workers at Albertsons, Fred Meyer, QFC, and Safeway stores in Oregon and southwest Washington. With the deal, the […]

Support restoring overtime in Washington

Submit comments in support of L&I’s proposed OT rule; deadline extended to Sept. 20   UPDATE — The Department of Labor and Industries announced Tuesday that it has extended the public comment deadline to Friday, Sept. 20. Story updated. TUMWATER (Sept. 3, 2019) — Time is running out to secure overtime protections for hundreds of […]

Trumka to keynote WSLC 2019 Convention

Union delegates from across Washington will gather July 25-27 in SeaTac   SEATAC (July 3, 2019) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, set for Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27 at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. Hundreds of […]

Sign petition in support of restoring OT pay

UPDATE (July 10, 2019) — This action has ended. Click here for more information about how you can support Washington state’s update of its overtime pay rules. OLYMPIA (July 2, 2019) — The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries announced last month its long-awaited plan to restore overtime pay rights to more than 250,000 low-wage […]

A year after Janus, state’s unions are stronger

Right-wing efforts to weaken labor in Washington state have failed miserably   By DAVID GROVES (June 27, 2019) — One year ago today, hundreds of rank-and-file union members rallied in cities across Washington state, vowing to stay “Union Strong” in the face of the latest right-wing attack against the labor movement. By all accounts, they’ve […]

Thank you for supporting informational pickets at Providence

UPDATE (June 28, 2019) — Thank you to all the union members and supporters who showed their solidarity with Providence health care workers on Thursday. See more pictures at UFCW 21’s Twitter feed and stay tuned for next steps at Excellent turnout of @UFCW21 workers fighting for a fair contract with Providence! #UnionStrong […]

State moves to close overtime pay loophole

Long-awaited rule update will help Washington workers ‘get their time back’   TUMWATER, Wash. (June 5, 2019) — Washington state is poised to begin closing a gigantic loophole in the state’s wage-and-hour laws — and to help its citizens bring their working lives back into balance. The state Department of Labor and Industries announced today […]


Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!



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