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AFL-CIO endorses Joe Biden for President

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 27, 2020) — The General Board of the 12.5 million-member, 55 union AFL-CIO voted today to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States. Over the past year, working people have engaged in a comprehensive process to ensure our voices are heard and we play […]

WSLC endorses Beth Doglio for Congress in WA’s 10th CD

 OLYMPIA (May 19, 2020) — At the COPE Endorsement Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO this weekend, delegates voted to give state Rep. Beth Doglio (D-Olympia) the council’s sole endorsement in the race to fill Washington’s open 10th Congressional District seat. “I am humbled to have the sole endorsement of the Washington State […]

WSLC issues 2020 election endorsements

Doglio endorsed in 10th CD race; all five Path to Power candidates recommended   (May 18, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO held its 2020 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Endorsement Convention on Saturday, May 16. More than 300 delegates representing unions from across Washington state gathered online for this first-ever “virtual” convention […]

Teamsters’ Carrie Hesch seeks House seat in 26th District

Her campaign in the Kitsap Peninsula is about resilience — her communities’ and her own   By CHERIKA CARTER GIG HARBOR, Wash. (May 14, 2020) — Carrie Hesch knows something about resilience. A survivor of domestic violence, Hesch is the proud mother of two lovely daughters — one a local city police officer and the […]

IBEW’s Bryson running to serve working families of 19th LD

Assisting his union’s members inspired him to seek House seat in SW Washington   By CHERIKA CARTER MONTESANO, Wash. (May 8, 2020) — For Clint Bryson, a third generation IBEW member, serving others is an honor and a privilege that he has experienced as Assistant Business Manager for IBEW Local 76. Now he is asking […]

Woodard aims to ‘bring healthy change’ to 10th LD House

By CHERIKA CARTER CLINTON, Wash. (April 30, 2020) –In her 38-year career in nursing and education, Registered Nurse and UFCW 21 member Suzanne Woodard has seen firsthand the importance of having a strong union and effective government leaders in delivering quality health care in her community. That’s why she decided to run this year for […]

WSLC’s virtual COPE Convention is May 16

Affiliated unions should register now for online political endorsement convention   As the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO navigates the uncertainty and tumult caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the council is committed to continuing to serve the needs of its affiliated unions, including moving forward with its COPE Endorsing Convention on Saturday, May 16, starting […]

Voters can send a nurse to Olympia in King Co.’s 5th LD

WSNA member Ingrid Anderson wants to broaden her public service to the Senate   By CHERIKA CARTER (April 20, 2020) — Nurses and healthcare workers in Washington state — and across the nation and world — are inspiring everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic with their passion, dedication, and courage. Wouldn’t it be great if we […]

I-1000 coalition concedes election, vows that work will continue

The following statement was released Tuesday by Cherika Carter, Campaign Manager for the Washington Fairness Coalition: (Nov. 12, 2019) — On September 12, 2019, we launched the Washington Fairness Coalition, a coalition of community, labor, business and advocacy groups, all working to make sure I-1000 was upheld as law. We are proud of the campaign […]

Haven’t voted? Do it today on Election Day!

(Nov. 5, 2019) — We know, we know. There’s a lot going on. You remember getting that ballot a few weeks ago and setting it aside. But you haven’t filled it out, or maybe you can’t find it. The good news is that it’s not too late to vote on critical statewide ballot measures and […]



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