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‘We Out Here!’ celebration of diverse leaders will be Feb. 25

TUKWILA, Wash. — The A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), and the Racial Justice and Diversity committees of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO are proud to announce “We Out Here!”  This celebration of diverse labor leadership, […]

Your contributions help state’s union families in need

WSLC’s Foundation for Working Families provided more than $180,000 in assistance last year   By RASHEA DICKEY Special to The Stand (Jan. 19, 2023) — The Foundation for Working Families (FFWF) is the charitable nonprofit formed by the affiliated unions of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO to assist union families facing hardships or disaster. […]

Path to Power candidate training in March

Thinking of running for public office? Apply now for WSLC training set for March 29-31 in Olympia   The following is from the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC): SEATTLE (Jan. 18, 2023) — In 2023, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO in partnership with our affiliated unions will host Path to Power: A Political […]

WSLC welcomes Sierra Turner as 2023 Legislative Intern

OLYMPIA (Jan. 17, 2023) — Sierra Turner is the 2023 Legislative Intern for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO during the legislative session that began last week. She will help develop and coordinate the council’s legislative advocacy for Washington working families while helping to build relationships with affiliated unions, legislators and coalition partners. Turner worked […]

Sims, Carter make history as WSLC leaders

New president, secretary treasurer sworn in at Washington State Labor Council; first team of Black women to lead an AFL-CIO state federation   TACOMA (Jan. 9, 2023) — April Sims and Cherika Carter made organized labor history on Friday. In front of more than 200 family members, friends, labor leaders and elected officials at Tacoma’s […]

WSLC’s Sims-Carter swearing-in event Jan. 6 in Tacoma

TACOMA — All are invited to join the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO for the historic swearing-in ceremony of its newly elected leadership team of April Sims as President and Cherika Carter as Secretary Treasurer. It will be at the Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway in Tacoma, at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6 with a […]

Register for WSLC’s 2023 legislative events

At the State Labor Council’s reception and conference Feb. 2-3 in Olympia, union members will learn about working families’ issues and meet with their legislators   OLYMPIA (Dec. 15, 2022) — After another successful effort in 2022 by Washington’s union movement to support the election of pro-worker candidates, it’s time to make sure working families […]

WSLC welcomes John Traynor as new Legislative Director

OLYMPIA (Dec. 14, 2022) — John Traynor has joined the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO as Legislative Director. In his new position, which began last week, he is working alongside WSLC Government Affairs Director Sybill Hyppolite to advance the legislative policy priorities of the largest labor organization in Washington state. Traynor joins the WSLC from […]

Wash. State Labor Council announces election of VPs

Labor leaders from across Washington elected to serve on the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO Executive Board   SEATTLE (Dec. 8, 2022) — The unions that comprise the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO today elected regional Vice Presidents to a four year term on the WSLC Executive Board. These leaders, representing communities across Washington State, […]

WSLC staff changes aim to build power

Joe Kendo named Chief of Staff; Sybill Hyppolite will lead Government Affairs   SEATTLE (Dec. 1, 2022) — The incoming leadership team at the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — President-Elect April Sims and Secretary Treasurer-Elect Cherika Carter — has announced staffing changes intended to further strengthen the state’s largest union organization and continue to […]

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