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Election Day: No ballot? You can still vote!

(Nov. 8, 2022) — It’s Election Day! If you haven’t already voted, find that ballot, check which candidates have earned labor’s endorsement, fill it out, and drop it off at a secure election dropbox near you by 8 p.m. tonight. You can also mail it (postage free!), but it needs to be postmarked by today […]

Vote NOW in your family’s best interests

Care about crime and inflation? Support the candidates who are doing something about it — not just stoking fear and anger   By LARRY BROWN (Nov. 7, 2022) — Tomorrow’s the big day. Tuesday is Election Day. That means this week we’ll find out if our government is going to be run by people who […]

This is it: VOTE, then help get out the vote

Final Labor Neighbor walks, phone FUN banks need volunteers   (Nov. 2, 2022) — Next Tuesday is Election Day and there are very tight races up and down the ballot in Washington state. That means your vote will make a difference—especially on the local level. Your vote will help decide whether we have state and […]

Sen. Patty Murray ‘proud to be a champion for unions’

Washington’s labor-endorsed Sen. Patty Murray meets with workers to explain what’s at stake in election   SEATTLE (Oct. 24, 2022) — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) joined a Workers First Economy Town Hall hosted by MLK Labor and the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO in Seattle with workers, voters, and supporters on Thursday, where she […]

Got ballot? Check out labor’s endorsements

(Oct. 19, 2022) — County auditors around Washington state are mailing general election ballots to voters this week, and union voters are being urged to fill them out right away and return them. Learn more at This fall, your vote is critically important to protect your freedoms. The freedom to vote, the freedom to […]

Labor Neighbor: Volunteer to help protect our freedoms

Labor Neighbor’s fall schedule announced. Sign up now to participate!   Many of our freedoms are under threat: our economic freedom to have quality jobs that sustain our families, the freedom to join a union, the freedom to vote, and even our freedom to access health care and have autonomy over our own bodies. We […]

Volunteer with Labor Neighbor to GOTV for Tuesday’s primary

(July 26, 2022) — Union voters and their families in Washington state are being urged to fill out their ballots for the primary election and make their voices heard in support of pro-worker candidates. And union volunteers are doing everything they can to support that effort and make sure that organized labor’s traditionally higher-than-average voter […]

Major GOTV rally planned July 29 in Seattle

SEATTLE — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and other elected officials and labor-endorsed candidates will join Larry Brown and April Sims, the executive officers of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, at a Labor GOTV (Get Out The Vote) Rally at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, July 29 at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Place South […]

Wash. State Labor Council makes 2022 election endorsements

Washington’s largest union organization votes on ballot recommendations   SEATTLE (May 22, 2022) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of some 600 labor organizations with more than 550,000 members — held its 2022 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Endorsing Convention on Saturday at the Machinists […]

Union members: File now to serve as PCO

SEATTLE (May 17, 2022) — This week is candidate filing week in our state and the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is urging all union members to consider filling one of the most important local political roles in their local communities: Precinct Committee Officer (PCO). PCOs are the main point of contact for voters in […]

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