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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   UPDATE (Sept. 25, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO made additional endorsements at its 2020 Convention in September. Here is the complete list of WSLC 2020 Endorsements, effective Sept. 25. (May 18, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, […]

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 […]



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