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BlueGreen Alliance endorses Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

It’s the first-ever presidential endorsement by the labor-environmental coalition   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 8, 2020) – Leaders from the BlueGreen Alliance recently announced that the organization has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president of the United States of America and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris for vice president. This is the first-ever endorsement of […]

Labor celebrates selection of Kamala Harris

(Aug. 12, 2020) — Following are statements from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Washington State Labor Council President Larry Brown, and WSLC Secretary Treasurer April Sims on Joe Biden naming Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate: Richard Trumka: “Kamala Harris has spent her career tackling some of the most critical issues facing working families. […]

Labor-backed candidates fare well in primary

UPDATED (Aug. 10, 2020 — 11 a.m.) — Although some of the races are still too close to call, candidates endorsed by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO made a strong showing in Tuesday’s primary election, including several candidates who participated in the WSLC’s Path to Power program, which provides union members and local community […]

It’s Primary Election Day in Washington!

Fill out and send in your ballot today (after you check labor’s endorsements, of course)   (Aug. 4, 2020) — All of our lives and routines have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. So it’s understandable that filling out and sending in Primary Election ballots may not have been everyone’s top priority. But one important […]

Got your Primary Election ballot? Fill it out and mail it in!

(July 23, 2020) — Got your ballot? County auditors around Washington state mailed Primary Election ballots to voters last week, so you should have yours by now. (If you didn’t receive your ballot or misplaced it, contact your county election department.) Union voters are being urged to fill them out right away and return them. […]

Big business funds Republican-led attack on nurse

Corporate interests target WSNA’s Ingrid Anderson for challenging corporate-friendly Democratic Sen. Mark Mullet in the 5th Legislative District   By DAVID GROVES The Stand ISSAQUAH (July 20, 2020) — Big corporate interests are bankrolling an aggressive campaign conducted by Republican political operatives to re-elect Sen. Mark Mullet, a Democratic state senator in east King County. […]

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 […]



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