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Convention delegates set WSLC priorities with 2021 Resolutions

(July 27, 2021) — Every year, hundreds of delegates representing the unions that comprise the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO meet to discuss, debate and approve resolutions that guide the WSLC’s policies and priorities in the coming year. At the WSLC’s 2021 Convention held July 21-23, resolutions were approved on topics ranging from prioritizing rural […]

‘Our Time Now’ to build structural change

At WSLC convention, labor and elected leaders outline visions for empowering working people   (July 23, 2021) — A year and a half in to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thursday’s second day of the 2021 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was filled with inspiring labor leaders and elected officials focusing on the opportunities […]

‘Our calling now’ is to pass the PRO Act

At WSLC convention, Trumka and Brown urge continued advocacy to approve labor law reform   (July 22, 2021) — The presidents of the largest labor federations in Washington and the United States on Wednesday delivered hopeful messages to union members in the opening session of the 2021 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. […]

WSLC 2021 Convention begins tonight

Watch on Facebook Live as WSLC President Larry Brown welcomes AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka   (July 21, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the largest union organization in the state, representing the interests of approximately 500,000 rank-and-file members in more than 600 labor locals and councils, will convene its 2021 Convention tonight as […]

This week’s WSLC convention workshops open to members

Informative WSLC workshops begin Monday and are open to all union members   (July 16, 2021) — Next week, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the largest union organization in the state, will hold its 2021 Convention on July 21-23 via the Zoom video conferencing. But the action will begin on Monday and Tuesday with […]

Join WSLC at PRO Act Appreciation Rallies

Union supporters will thank Cantwell, Murray and urge both to keep fighting to pass the PRO Act   The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is the most important legislation in a generation to restore workers’ freedom to join together in unions. It has passed the House and President Joe Biden is urging the […]

Trumka to keynote WSLC’s 2021 Convention

Delegates should register now for the July 21-23 virtual convention   UPDATE — The deadline for registration for the 2021 WSLC Convention has been extended to Friday, June 25. (June 4, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the largest union organization in the state representing the interests of approximately 500,000 rank-and-file members in […]

Join LCLAA to empower Latinx unionists

Rigo Valdez explains re-envisioned, broadened Pacific Northwest chapter   By KASI MARITA PERREIRA (June 3, 2021) — As part of the ongoing work of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO on understanding race and the labor movement in our state, the WSLC has been highlighting leaders, organizations and campaigns that center equity, including our constituency […]

WSLC kicks off Juneteenth week with IG Live event

Instagram Live panel at 5 p.m. Tuesday; plus see other Juneteenth events   UPDATE (June 16, 2021) — You can watch Tuesday’s Instagram Live event here.   All are invited to join the Washington State Labor Council’s Racial Justice Committee for an Instagram live at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15 kicking off the week […]

WSLC offers Naturalization Clinic on June 5

Virtual clinic via Zoom open to legal permanent residents seeking citizenship   YAKIMA — Last year, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO launched a one-of-a-kind naturalization legal services program to provide legal aid to union members who are legal permanent residents seeking citizenship. Dulce Gutiérrez, the WSLC’s Union, Community & Naturalization Organizer based in the […]

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