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Meet the 48 ‘Labor of Love’ grant awardees!

MLK Labor, WSLC celebrate and honor BIPOC artists, activists, organizations   SEATTLE (Feb. 19, 2021) — The unions that comprise MLK Labor and the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO are committed to promoting racial equity within Washington’s labor movement and to building ties with other people and organizations fighting for social justice. As part of […]

WSLC’s Path to Power candidate training will be March 29-31

Register now for Path to Power training via Zoom; space is limited   (Feb. 9, 2021) — Are you a union member thinking about running for the city council, school board, or some other elected public office? The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is once again partnering with the national AFL-CIO to host Path to […]

Legislative Conference: Remote but united, it’s ‘Our Time Now’

WSLC’s virtual conference focuses on importance of the State Legislature meeting the pressing needs of Washington’s working families amid COVID   (Feb. 4, 2021) — Hundreds of union members and leaders from across the state gathered remotely Thursday for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO’s 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference. After hearing from and talking to […]

WSLC getting legislative assist from Poplack, Rezaie-Tirabadi

OLYMPIA (Feb. 2, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is proud to welcome two young leaders — Laurel Poplack and Jasmin Rezaie-Tirabadi — to its legislative team as the WSLC pursues its 2021 Workers’ Recovery Agenda and navigates the unique challenges of the virtual legislative session. “We’re very grateful to have Laurel and […]

WSLC offers COVID vaccination resource for union members

Website, workshop focus on protecting members by educating them about vaccination   SEATTLE (Jan. 22, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is urging union members to get informed and get vaccinated! The WSLC has launched a COVID Vaccination Information resource for unions to protect their members’ interests and for rank-and-file members to get […]

WSLC’s virtual Legislative Conference Feb. 4

OLYMPIA (Jan. 21, 2021) — Amid this year’s remote session of the State Legislature, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will conduct its 2021 Legislative Lobbying Conference — also remotely — on Thursday, Feb. 4. As always, participating union leaders, staff and rank-and-file members will have the opportunity to engage with their legislators, only this […]

WA State Labor Council seeks experienced Accounting Manager

UPDATE — The application deadline for this position has been extended. SEATTLE (Jan. 6, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council (WSLC), AFL-CIO is seeking an experienced Accounting Manager. The Accounting Manager will report to the Secretary Treasurer and the President. This position works closely with Accounts Payable/Receivable support staff. Widely considered to be the […]

WSLC condemns assault on U.S. Capitol

(Jan. 6, 2021) — Statement from President Larry Brown and Secretary Treasurer April Sims of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO on today’s violence at the U.S. Capitol Building: Today we are seeing a direct assault on the fundamental right of government by the people, for the people. It is an assault on the people’s […]

WSLC’s April Sims appointed to State Redistricting Commission

Democrats also choose Brady Walkinshaw for panel that redraws state’s political map   The following is from the Washington House Democratic Caucus: OLYMPIA (Dec. 10, 2020) — Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) and Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) on Thursday announced their choices to represent their respective caucuses as Commissioners on the […]

BIPOC racial justice artists: Apply for grant!

SEATTLE (Nov. 19, 2020) — The unions that comprise MLK Labor and the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO are committed to promoting racial equity within Washington’s labor movement and to building ties with other people and organizations fighting for social justice. As our state and nation experience a long-overdue reckoning over systemic racism, social justice […]

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