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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 […]

WSLC Legislative Report: A short, sometimes sweet session

Wash. State Labor Council report summarizes session, how each legislator voted   OLYMPIA (May 13, 2022) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has published its 2022 Legislative Report summarizing this year’s session of the State Legislature, describing how bills on working family issues fared, and scoring all legislators on how they voted. You can […]

Local Verizon election results are due today

Verizon workers plan tailgate party in Everett today at 1 p.m.   The following is from the CWA: EVERETT, Wash. (April 15, 2022) — Verizon Wireless retail workers from two stores in Everett and Lynnwood will announce the official vote count from their National Labor Relations Board union election at a tailgate in the parking […]

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 […]

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