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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 […]

Ex-Seahawk Doug Baldwin urges voters to approve I-1000/R88

SEATTLE (Nov. 4, 2019) — Former Seahawk Doug Baldwin, a Super Bowl winner and two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, has announced his personal endorsement and urged voters to approve Initiative 1000 on the ballot as Referendum 88. Baldwin spoke out on issues of racial and social justice during his time with the Seahawks, and since […]

Union leaders urge voters: Vote NO on Initiative 976

No on I-976 rally this Friday at IBEW 112 Hall in Kennewick   (Oct. 23, 2019) — The No On 976 campaign to reject Tim Eyman’s latest $30 car tabs initiative has released its latest television ad. For trade unionists, it has some familiar faces including April Sims, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor […]

Got your ballot? See labor’s endorsements and mail it in!

(Oct. 16, 2019) — Got your ballot? County auditors around Washington state are mailing ballots to voters this week, so it’ll be arriving soon. And union voters are being urged to fill them out right away and return them. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and the state’s regional Central Labor Councils have recommendations for […]

I-1000/R88 opponents are linked to racist hate group

Backers of I-1000 call upon opponents to denounce their affiliation with Proud Boys hate group, national Trump-affiliated anti-rights organization, and end use of racially charged language   The following is from Washington Fairness: SEATTLE (Oct. 14, 2019) — Supporters of Initiative 1000 on Monday demanded that the R-88 campaign — which is opposed to restoring […]

National veterans’ group backs I-1000 to expand opportunity

SEATTLE (Oct. 8, 2019) — VoteVets, the nation’s first and largest progressive veterans organization, on Monday announced its endorsement of the campaign to approve Washington state’s Initiative 1000, which would expand employment opportunities to veterans and other communities at the state and local level. I-1000 (Referendum 88) is an important measure on this November’s ballot […]

New ads explain why coalition is urging voters: NO on I-976

(Sept. 27, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has joined a coalition of union, business, environmental and community groups across the state in opposing Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976, the ballot measure salesman’s latest effort to slash the state’s transportation funding. On Thursday, the No on I-976 campaign released its first ads explaining why […]



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