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WSLC hosts Pandemic Politics workshop series starting May 28

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will host Pandemic Politics, a Common Sense Economics series of online workshops, beginning Thursday, May 28 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. via Zoom video conferencing. This first workshop will explore the role of government during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. What is organized labor’s vision for a government that […]

IAM, WSLC seek federal help for Alcoa’s Intalco workers

As efforts to avoid the smelter’s shutdown continue, labor petitions for TAA benefits   FERNDALE, Wash. (May 21, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has assisted the International Association of Machinists in seeking federal help for some 700 employees at Alcoa’s Intalco Works aluminum smelter in Ferndale, where the company plans to curtail […]

WSLC issues 2020 election endorsements

Doglio endorsed in 10th CD race; all five Path to Power candidates recommended   (May 18, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO held its 2020 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Endorsement Convention on Saturday, May 16. More than 300 delegates representing unions from across Washington state gathered online for this first-ever “virtual” convention […]

SW Washington Essential Workers Town Hall set for May 20

All essential workers in Southwest Washington are invited to an Essential Workers Virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to organize and WIN safer working conditions, personal protective equipment on the job, hazard pay, and respect on the job. Please click here to RSVP, take a quick […]

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 […]

Commemorate this year’s Worker Memorial Day safe at home

(April 23, 2020) — Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, promising every worker the right to a safe job. Working people have fought hard to make that promise a reality — winning protections that have made jobs safer and saved thousands of lives. But 50 years later, the safety of […]

April goes Live@5 again on Facebook this Thursday, April 23

TACOMA — April Sims, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, will be hosting another Facebook Live event this Thursday, April 23 at 5 p.m. at the WSLC’s Facebook page (follow it!) to discuss the issues that matter to working people during this crisis. Got a question? Send a Facebook message in advance. […]

WSLC offers delegate training for DNC via webinar April 9

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has invited the Washington State Democratic Party to host a special virtual training session for union members on the delegation selection process for the Democratic National Convention, covering exactly how to run for delegate and participate in the 2020 caucuses. It will be this Thursday from 6 to 7 […]

WSLC’s April Sims outlines help available for state’s workers

TACOMA (April 6, 2020) — April Sims, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, hosted a Facebook Live event Friday to explain what federal and state assistance is available to Washington’s working families amid the coronavirus pandemic. She explained the basics of what the federal CARE Act offers, Washington state programs that are […]

WSLC temporarily closes its Seattle and Olympia offices; meetings to be rescheduled

(March 6, 2020) — The following statement from the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was released Friday morning: The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is committed to protecting the health of all our employees and the community members who use our meeting spaces. We are choosing to proactively follow the guidance from King County Public […]



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