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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 […]

WA State Labor Council seeking 2021 Legislative Intern

OLYMPIA (Nov. 16, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents more than half a million union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting paid internship opportunity for the 2021 legislative session. The application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 2. Here is the full job posting: […]

Defend Democracy: WSLC training Nov. 19 on post-election self-care

Election Day has come and gone. The counting has taken a while, but the outcome is now clear. The people have chosen Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Americans turned out in record numbers to restore democracy, justice for all, and a nation where every one of us is respected no matter what we look like, […]

Defend Democracy: WSLC training Nov. 5 on post-election actions

Election Day is finally here! Americans are turning out in record numbers to restore democracy, justice for all, and a nation where every one of us is respected no matter what we look like, where we come from, or how we live. But before a single vote has been counted, Donald Trump and his attorneys […]

Register for WSLC’s ‘Defend Democracy’ training on Nov. 1

When we wake up next Wednesday morning, Washington’s labor movement needs to know two things: 1) We did everything in our power to support the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States plus other pro-worker, pro-union candidates up and down the ballot, and 2) We’re ready for what comes next. The Washington […]

WSLC: Our state must maintain its aerospace advantage, capacity

SEATTLE (Oct. 1, 2020) — With Boeing’s decision to shift 787 production from Everett, Wash., to South Carolina, the following statement was released Thursday by Larry Brown, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, who is a former Boeing employee and previously served as Political Director for IAM District 751: Despite Boeing’s decision to […]

WSLC: Boeing’s best chance for success is here in Washington

SEATTLE (Sept. 30, 2020) — Amid news reports that Boeing may have decided to shift 787 production from Everett to South Carolina, the following statement was issued Wednesday by Larry Brown, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, who is a former Boeing employee and previously served as Political Director for IAM District 751: […]

‘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 […]

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