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Biden-Harris election is a win for unions

AFL-CIO: Now is the time for bold action for American workers   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 7, 2020) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement on Saturday: Democracy is prevailing. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ victory in this free and fair election is a win for America’s labor movement. Everywhere in every way, working […]

Count every legal vote, defend democracy!

Join the WSLC effort to count and protect every vote — and protect every person   (Nov. 5, 2020) — The basis of American democracy is that we pick our leaders — our leaders do not pick their voters. Despite the pandemic, American voters have done our job and turned out in record numbers. Now […]

UPDATED state election results in key races

UPDATED (Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.) — The election results below have been updated. Next update in King County (5th LD) is today at 4 p.m., and in Pierce County (28th LD) is today at 4:30 p.m. (Nov. 4, 2020, at 6 p.m.) — After another day of ballot counting, things certainly trended the right […]

Dems poised to gain more seats in Olympia

(Nov. 3, 2020—10 p.m.) — The nation will have to wait a few days for a result in a tight presidential race, but in Washington state, labor-endorsed candidates were leading in many races late Tuesday night. Gov. Jay Inslee and most labor-endorsed statewide candidates were cruising to election victories, including Chris Reykdal who easily won […]

WSLC: Labor will fight to ensure that all votes are counted

(Nov. 3, 2020 — 8:30 p.m.) — As election results from around the state began to be announced on Tuesday night, Washington State Labor Council President Larry Brown and Secretary Treasurer April Sims released the following statement: “Amid a pandemic that has left millions of us grieving loved ones and struggling to make ends meet, […]

Election Day 2020: Show up big for Biden 

VOTE, join E-Day GOTV efforts, then watch the results in key races in Washington state   By CHERIKA CARTER (Nov. 3, 2020) — It’s finally here, Election Day 2020! I’ve been waiting 1,455 days for this. I was so excited to cast my vote for Joe Biden and all of the candidates endorsed by the […]

No ballot? Unregistered? You can still vote!

(Nov. 2, 2020) — Election Day is tomorrow on Tuesday, Nov. 3! One of the many benefits of living in Washington state is that our state makes it as easy as possible to vote. If you haven’t returned your ballot, here’s a list of hundreds of voting centers and secure drop boxes where you can […]

We’re in the home stretch; volunteer to help get out the vote!

(Oct. 30, 2020) — This is it. There are just five days left in the home stretch to get out the union vote in the most important election of our lives. Labor Neighbor, the grassroots political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, invites all union members to participate in the following important […]

Labor must step up to defend democracy

We’ve got one week to make sure Joe Biden, other champions for workers are elected   By CHERIKA CARTER (Oct. 27, 2020) — Our labor movement fights for a better life for all of America’s working people. We want our elected leaders to do the same and to advance legislation that builds a fairer economy […]

Let your voice be heard. VOTE TODAY!

By CHERIKA CARTER (Oct. 20, 2020) — I voted today, 14 days out from Election Day! I voted for all of our union-endorsed candidates and issues up and down the ballot! On Saturday, I received my ballot to vote in the 2020 General Election. As mentioned in my previous column, I decided this year that […]



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