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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 […]

Coalition urges Washington voters: NO on Eyman’s I-976

Needed improvements to roads, bridges, overpasses, transit services, street maintenance all threatened by funding cuts imposed by I-976   SEATTLE (Sept. 19, 2019) — Business, labor, civic, environmental and transit organizations from across the state have come together to fight I-976 and protect the state’s transportation system. Seattle leaders came together on Wednesday to speak […]

WA Fairness explains why voters should approve I-1000 / R88

SEATTLE (Sept. 13, 2019) — The WA Fairness campaign, representing a broad coalition of hundreds of community organizations, unions and businesses in support of Initiative 1000/Referendum 88, formally launched its efforts at a press conference Thursday. The group urged Washington voters to “look for Referendum 88 and approve I-1000” on November’s ballot. Multiple speakers explained […]

WSLC endorses Carolyn Long for Congress in 3rd District

SEATAC (July 30, 2019) — Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO delegates representing unions from across the state voted on Saturday to make an early endorsement of Carolyn Long, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Southwest Washington’s 3rd District, at the WSLC’s 2019 Convention. It was the first and only endorsement action taken by the WSLC […]

Latest results: Mona Das surges into lead in 47th Senate race

(Nov. 9, 2018) — Senate challenger Mona Das (D), the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO’s endorsed Senate candidate in the 47th Legislative District, has surged into the lead over incumbent Sen. Joe Fain (R) after Thursday’s ballot counting. If the current leads hold in all races, Democrats will pad their majorities in the Senate by three […]

Latest results: Schrier wins, legislative Dems make gains

(Nov. 8, 2018) — Following Wednesday’s additional ballot counting, Issaquah pediatrician Dr. Kim Schrier (D), the candidate endorsed by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO in the 8th Congressional District, has officially won election to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Dave Reichert (R). Schrier’s opponent, Republican Dino Rossi, officially conceded the race on […]

Election night: Dems gain in Washington, but how much?

(Nov. 6, 2018—10 p.m.) — As of late Tuesday night, one labor-endorsed Democratic candidate for Congress is leading with Kim Schrier over Dino Rossi in the 8th CD, and another is within striking distance as Carolyn Long narrowly trails Jaime Herrera Beutler. If either (or both) wins and flips these Republican-held seats, Washington will officially […]

WSLC’s Jeff Johnson on election: ‘We’re just getting started’

(Nov. 6, 2018) — As election results from around Washington state were released on Tuesday night (see the latest results here), Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement: “Union members and their families have been pumped up this entire election cycle. For months, the Washington State Labor Council, […]

It’s Election Day. Your voice matters. VOTE!

(Nov. 5, 2018) — By all accounts, voter participation is way up for this election. And the Labor Neighbor grassroots political mobilization of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has matched that mid-term enthusiasm. Hundreds of union volunteers have contacted thousands of their fellow union members in recent weeks to urge them to vote and […]



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