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‘When unions do well, everybody does well’

Gov. Jay Inslee thanks labor, April Sims inspires at WSLC Convention   (Sept. 25, 2020) — Washington state was recently named by Oxfam America as the best state to work amid the pandemic because of its strong labor and safety standards. At the 2020 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO on Thursday, […]

How to survive ‘gut punch’ of 2020? Unions!

Liz Shuler, Larry Brown open WSLC Convention with inspiring calls to action   (Sept. 24, 2020) — Given the multiple crises facing American this year, 2020 has felt like “an absolute gut punch.” But organized labor was meant for difficult times like these, and by joining together with each other to weather these crises and […]

State’s labor movement convenes this week

AFL-CIO’s Liz Shuler to deliver keynote as WSLC Convention begins Wednesday. But pre-convention workshops begin Tuesday night.   (Sept. 22, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will be conducting its 2020 Constitutional Convention via the Zoom video conference starting Wednesday, but the action begins Tuesday night with pre-convention workshops. The theme of this […]

Perreira joins WSLC as Director of Racial and Gender Justice

SEATTLE (Sept. 9, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC), the largest union organization in the State of Washington, is proud to announce the hiring of Kasi Marita Perreira as its new Director of Racial and Gender Justice. Perriera will be responsible for implementing the WSLC’s internal and external racial and gender justice […]

Meeting of the Minds webinar on workers’ compensation is Oct. 8

Every two years, union members and others interested in Washington’s workers’ compensation system gather for the Meeting of the Minds conference, sponsored by the Project Help program, to hear from expert speakers and presenters about the changes and policy issues affecting the safety net for injured workers. This year’s conference will be held via webinar […]

Register now for WSLC’s 2020 Convention on Sept. 23-25

Deadline to register for Sept. 23-25 virtual convention is Aug. 28. Proposed resolutions due Aug. 23.   (August 20, 2020) — For the first time ever, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will be conducting its 2020 Constitutional Convention via the Zoom video conference on Sept. 23-25. The WSLC’s affiliated unions are being urged to […]

WSLC seeking Director of Racial and Gender Justice

SEATTLE (Aug. 12, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council (WSLC), AFL-CIO, the largest union organization in the State of Washington, is seeking to hire a Director of Racial and Gender Justice as a full-time, permanent staff position. The Director of Racial and Gender Justice will be responsible for implementing the internal and external racial […]

WSLC is now offering naturalization legal aid

First-of-its-kind program will help legal permanent residents gain citizenship   By SARAH TUCKER Special to The Stand YAKIMA (Aug. 6, 2020) — As COVID-19 swept Washington in March and April, agricultural workers in warehouses across Yakima and the Valley walked out of dangerous workplaces, demanding hazard pay, Personal Protective Equipment, protection from retaliation for raising […]

WSLC foundation is delivering ‘gift of hope’ to families in need

As the Foundation for Working Families prepares to help its 1,000th family in need, contributions are needed to sustain this critical effort.   SEATTLE (Aug. 3, 2020) — The Foundation for Working Families is the charitable nonprofit formed by the affiliated unions of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO to assist working families in times […]

WSLC constitutional convention goes virtual on Sept. 23-25

Submit resolutions now to set priorities of state’s largest union organization   (July 16, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will be conducting its 2020 Constitutional Convention via the Zoom video conference on Sept. 23-25. The convention had previously been scheduled to take place in July in Wenatchee but was postponed due to […]

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