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WSLC-UFW vaccine pop-up event April 24 in Yakima

YAKIMA — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is partnering with the Yakima Health District and the UFW Foundation to conduct another pop-up COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, April 24 at the UFCW 1439 Union Hall, 507 S. 3rd St. in Yakima, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointments or reservations are necessary. Pfizer […]

National Day of Action to pass PRO Act on Thursday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Get ready to make your call! Thursday, April 8 is a National Day of Action to urge the U.S. Senate to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The AFL-CIO and all supporters of the freedom to join together in unions will be flooding the Senate phone lines Thursday with […]

House of Representatives passes Worker Protection Act

OLYMPIA (March 6, 2021) — On Friday, the Washington State House of Representatives voted 53-44 to pass the Worker Protection Act to allow workers to sue businesses on behalf of the state for violating labor and workplace standard laws. HB 1076 was introduced by Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island). “All workers should be paid the wages they are owed, […]

Support farm workers’ overtime pay, retroactive wages

Amended SB 5172 would protect farm workers’ interests and create certainty for employers. Urge your senator to support it!   OLYMPIA (Feb 23, 2021) — The Washington State Supreme Court ruled last year that dairy farm workers cannot be exempted from the state’s overtime laws, but did not say whether the decision would be extended […]

UFCW 21 decries Kroger/QFC’s ‘greed, bullying’ in Seattle

As profits soar, company plans to close two Seattle QFC stores in retaliation for city’s hazard pay law   SEATTLE (Feb. 17, 2021) — The Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., which operates grocery stores in Washington state under the names of QFC and Fred Meyer, announced Tuesday that it was closing two “underperforming” Seattle QFC grocery stores […]

Washington Democrats step up for workers on PRO Act

Both senators, 7 representatives sponsor bill to build back better with unions   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 11, 2021) — “If you stand on the side of workers,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said recently, “you won’t just vote for the PRO Act — you’ll sponsor it, you’ll whip for it, and you won’t rest until it’s […]

WSLC applauds introduction of PRO Act in Congress

SEATTLE (Feb. 4, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — the state’s largest union organization representing more than 600 union locals and some 500,000 rank-and-file members — today celebrated the reintroduction of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation is a generational opportunity to […]

WSLC’s virtual Legislative Conference Feb. 4

OLYMPIA (Jan. 21, 2021) — Amid this year’s remote session of the State Legislature, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will conduct its 2021 Legislative Lobbying Conference — also remotely — on Thursday, Feb. 4. As always, participating union leaders, staff and rank-and-file members will have the opportunity to engage with their legislators, only this […]

WA State Labor Council seeks experienced Accounting Manager

UPDATE — The application deadline for this position has been extended. SEATTLE (Jan. 6, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council (WSLC), AFL-CIO is seeking an experienced Accounting Manager. The Accounting Manager will report to the Secretary Treasurer and the President. This position works closely with Accounts Payable/Receivable support staff. Widely considered to be the […]

NDAA will let federal workers carry over leave amid pandemic

Kilmer, Murray successfully pushed to include provision in defense funding bill   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 8, 2020) — Legislation championed by Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA, 6th) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) that allows all federal workers to carry over the leave they have accrued when a national pandemic prevents them from taking time off of […]



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