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Free couples’ addiction recovery retreat Dec. 14-15 in Seattle

SEATTLE — “As unionists, we fight for the well-being of all working people on the job and off, because we know that what we do at work impacts us at home,” wrote April Sims, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, in a recent column at The Stand. “This is why the labor […]

Guess which state has the strongest unions in the nation?

New national analysis finds Washington’s unions are strongest… and growing    (Nov. 4, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC) has long proclaimed Washington to be a “Union State.” That’s because of its high union membership rate, its groundbreaking contracts, and the state’s long history of dynamic collective action for improved labor standards […]

Sign up for ‘Solidarity Saturday’ summit Nov. 16 in Kennewick

KENNEWICK — So far this year, union members have gathered for daylong solidarity summits in Vancouver and Olympia to strengthen their unions. Next up, the Tri-Cities! Join workers across central and eastern Washington for a day of workshops, discussions, and collective action that will supercharge your local union. Register now for “Solidarity Saturday: A Working […]

Make plans to join WTO+20 commemoration event on Dec. 7

SEATTLE — In November 1999, a cross-border, cross-sector coalition converged on Seattle and derailed the expansion of the World Trade Organization. Twenty years later, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is partnering with the Washington Fair Trade Coalition on a commemoration event that will reignite the energy around transforming the global economy in the favor […]

Southwest WA unionists gather for Working People’s Summit

VANCOUVER — Workers from across southwest Washington gathered for a day of workshops, discussions, and collective action on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the “Working People’s Summit: Proud to Be Union” at Clark College in Vancouver. Attendees heard about successful organizing campaigns in the region, new member outreach, coalition building, communications, turning an issue into a […]

Sybill Hyppolite joins WSLC as Legislative Director

OLYMPIA (Oct. 17, 2019) — Sybill Hyppolite has joined the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO as Legislative Director. She will work alongside WSLC Government Affairs Director Joe Kendo to advance the Shared Prosperity agenda of the largest labor organization in Washington state. Prior to joining the WSLC, Hyppolite served for five years as the Healthcare […]

Sign up for ‘Proud to Be Union’ summit Oct. 19 in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Join workers from across the southwest Washington area for a day of workshops, discussions, and collective action that will supercharge your local union. Register now for the “Working People’s Summit: Proud to Be Union” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Clark College’s Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way […]

WSLC hires Ingrid Chapman as Organizer to help grow unions

SEATTLE (Oct. 2, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has announced the hiring of Ingrid Chapman as an Organizer, a new staff position dedicated to supporting the organizing campaigns of WSLC’s affiliated unions while also coordinating and promoting collaborative member recruitment campaigns. Chapman joined the WSLC in June 2018 as Statewide Public Sector […]

Learn about pension investments in affordable housing on Oct. 3

SEATTLE — Working families across Washington are experiencing a housing crisis. More than 240,000 new affordable homes are needed in King County alone in the next 20 years to help make housing affordable again. Pension funds, managing billions of dollars in worker retirement savings, need safe investment vehicles as part of diversified portfolios. In other cities […]

WSLC’s Brown: Governor Inslee ‘has done the nation a service’

OLYMPIA (Aug. 23, 2019) — Larry Brown, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement in response to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement that he has ended his campaign for president and will seek a third term as governor: “Jay Inslee has done the nation a service by elevating the issue […]

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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