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Got your ballot? Don’t wait. VOTE NOW!

Here’s everything you need to know, including which candidates have earned labor’s support   The following is from the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: (Oct. 15, 2020) — This week, Washington voters are receiving their general election ballots in the mail. When you get it, don’t set it aside. Go ahead and fill it out […]

Union volunteers needed for FUN Banks

UPDATE (Oct. 19, 2020) — Labor Neighbor FUN Banks continue every weeknight from 5 to 7 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. Register now! This Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. will be a special FUN BANK with calls to union members in the battleground state […]

Make your voice heard: Ready, set, VOTE!

By CHERIKA CARTER (Oct. 9, 2020) — Election Day 2020 is 25 days away! For us here in Washington, E-Day is already under way. Ballots have dropped in two counties, and by Friday, Oct. 16, ballots in the other 37 counties will have hit mailboxes all over the state. Make your voice heard this fall, […]

Debate confirms Biden the only choice for working people

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 30, 2020) — The following is a statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released in response to Tuesday night’s presidential debate: With tonight’s debate performance from Joe Biden, the entire country saw what we’ve known all along — Joe is the only presidential candidate who shares our values, supports our issues and […]

Support pro-worker candidates at Labor Neighbor FUN Banks

Also, make sure your union is represented at Biden-Harris FUN Bank on Oct. 5   Last week, delegates representing unions from across Washington state completed the endorsements of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO by voting on which candidates have earned the support of organized labor in the Nov. 3 general election. (Here is the […]

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. […]

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