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Get apprenticeship and workforce development news in Washington by subscribing to the WSLC’s quarterly newsletter   OLYMPIA (Aug. 4, 2022) — The State of Washington is offering grants to expand capacity at state-registered apprenticeships. Who can get them and how do you apply? With Congress’ failure to reauthorize it, the Trade Adjustment Assistance program is […]

Delegates set WSLC’s course with resolutions

SEATTLE (July 25, 2022) — At last week’s 2022 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, hundreds of delegates representing the unions that comprise the WSLC debated and approved resolutions that will guide the WSLC’s policies and priorities in the coming year. Resolutions were approved on topics ranging from abortion rights to minimum […]

Convention Day 2: Building Our Future

WENATCHEE, Wash. (July 20, 2022) — As the 2022 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO continued Wednesday in Wenatchee, delegates focused again on “Building Our Future” by organizing new union members, but also on climate policy that promotes good jobs and honoring the work of longtime labor champions. WSLC Secretary Treasurer April […]

Convention Day 1: Organizing and solidarity

WENATCHEE, Wash. (July 19, 2022) — Today, we are experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help workers join together into unions. That was the message — and challenge — delivered by multiple distinguished speakers at Tuesday’s opening session of the 2022 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The WSLC, the state’s largest union […]

WSLC Convention July 19-21 in Wenatchee

Event will focus on pro-union momentum, ‘Building Our Future’   WENATCHEE (July 14, 2022) — Hundreds of union delegates from across the state will gather in Wenatchee next week for the Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which is the state’s largest union organization and represents more than 600 labor organizations and […]

Volunteer to support pro-worker champions

Labor Neighbor walks begin this Saturday, phone fun banks start next week   By CHERIKA CARTER (July 7, 2022) — It’s that time again — time to step up and do what we do best: volunteer to help champions of working people get elected to public office. Labor Neighbor, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots […]

WSLC decries overturning of Roe v. Wade

SEATTLE (June 24, 2022) — The following statement from President Larry Brown and Secretary Treasurer April Sims of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was released today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturns Roe v. Wade: Abortion rights are workers’ rights. The Washington […]

Immigrant and Refugee Workers Rising Conference is Sept. 17

MOUNT VERNON — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is urging its leaders, staff and rank-and-file members of its affiliated unions, constituency groups and worker centers to save the date of Saturday, Sept. 17 for the WSLC’s Immigrant and Refugee Workers Rising and the Future of the Labor Movement. It will be held at Skagit […]

Deadlines approach for WSLC resolutions, award nominations

SEATTLE (June 7, 2022) — The affiliated unions of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO have already received their convention call for the WSLC’s 2022 Constitutional Convention to be held July 19-21 at the Coast Wenatchee Hotel and Convention Center. Deadlines are approaching for two important activities of that convention: the consideration of resolutions and […]

Wash. State Labor Council makes 2022 election endorsements

Washington’s largest union organization votes on ballot recommendations   SEATTLE (May 22, 2022) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of some 600 labor organizations with more than 550,000 members — held its 2022 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Endorsing Convention on Saturday at the Machinists […]

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