The Stand

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 […]

State’s manufacturing unions urge BPA power deal for Intalco

OLYMPIA (May 9, 2022) — The Manufacturing Labor Roundtable of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has joined the chorus of labor, political and community leaders urging the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to negotiate a fair power deal that allows the reopening of the Intalco aluminum smelter near Ferndale, Wash. Restarting the aluminum smelter, which […]

Help Wash. State Labor Council combat the forces of racism

As Race and Labor workshops continue, sign up to become a trainer   (May 4, 2022) — The Constitution of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO charges the organization to “combat resolutely the forces that seek to undermine the democratic institutions of our nation and to enslave the human soul.” Its preamble calls on the […]

WSLC: ‘Reproductive rights are workers’ rights’

Washington State Labor Council will fight to defend healthcare choices, abortion rights   WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2022) — A draft opinion leaked Monday night from the majority of the Supreme Court indicates the conservative-controlled court will soon overturn the right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. With the 2019 […]

Apply now for WSLC’s Union Summer internships

SEATTLE (April 11, 2022) — Are you or anyone you know interested in working for social change? Union Summer is the paid ($18/hour) summer internship program for people interested in full-time work within the labor movement. A program of the affiliated unions of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Union Summer participants will spend an […]

Join WSLC for Regional Jobs & Economic Forums April 26-27

OLYMPIA (April 6, 2022) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO Workforce Development Department invites labor leaders and rank-and-file members, workforce and economic development professionals, policymakers, community groups, and the interested public to upcoming virtual WSLC Regional Jobs & Economic Outlook Forums. These will be data-heavy forums about jobs, industries and economic trends by regions […]

WSLC’s Kairie Pierce appointed Chair of Kids’ Chance

Non-profit organization supports working families impacted by serious work-related accidents or exposures   OLYMPIA (April 4, 2022) — On April 28 each year, the labor movement marks Workers’ Memorial Day, commemorating working people who have lost their lives on the job and to rededicating ourselves to fighting for workplace safety and critical support for working […]

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