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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 […]

Carter named WSLC Political & Strategic Campaign Director

SEATTLE (Aug. 22, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has announced that Cherika Carter has been named the council’s Political and Strategic Campaign Director, filling the position vacated when April Sims was elected the council’s Secretary Treasurer last year. Carter previously served as the WSLC’s Field Mobilization Director. “We are very excited to […]

WSLC seeks Legislative Director, Workforce Dev. Director

SEATTLE (Aug. 16, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which is the largest union federation and considered to be the voice of labor in the State of Washington, is hiring! The WSLC is seeking applicants for two positions: Workforce Development Director and Legislative & Policy Director. WSLC Workforce Development Director The WSLC operates […]

State’s unions recommit to combating racism

SEATAC (Aug. 5, 2019) — As the nation grapples with yet another act of domestic terrorism committed by a white nationalist, it’s worth noting that union delegates from across Washington state have identified institutional racism as a labor issue and recommitted to fighting it — both inside and outside the labor movement. At the 2019 […]

WSLC endorses Carolyn Long for Congress in 3rd District

SEATAC (July 30, 2019) — Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO delegates representing unions from across the state voted on Saturday to make an early endorsement of Carolyn Long, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Southwest Washington’s 3rd District, at the WSLC’s 2019 Convention. It was the first and only endorsement action taken by the WSLC […]

Convention Day 2: Youth, experience, action

WSLC spotlights young leaders, their mentors; then delegates hit the streets   SEATAC (July 27, 2019) — On day two of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO 2019 Convention, WSLC President Larry Brown put the spotlight on some of organized labor’s most dynamic young labor leaders, both here in Washington state and nationally. Brown introduced […]

Trumka inspires at the WSLC Convention

On Day 1, speakers deliver hopeful message of unity amid nation’s dark times   SEATAC (July 26, 2019) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka brought hundreds of delegates to their feet Thursday at the 2019 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO with an inspirational call to action amid dark times in our nation. “I […]

WSLC Convention begins Thursday in SeaTac

SEATAC (July 25, 2019) — Following is an opening message from WSLC President Larry Brown to the delegates attending the 2019 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which begins this morning at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel. See the agenda here. Follow the action on Twitter using #WSLC2019. Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends, Welcome […]

Labor Neighbor walk for Sen. Liz Lovelett on Saturday, Aug. 3

UPDATE (July 22, 2019) — Thank you to all the union volunteers who turned out for July 20’s Labor Neighbor walk! Next up: Saturday, Aug. 3. See details below. BELLINGHAM (July 16, 2019) — Union volunteers are needed this Saturday for the first of two primary election Labor Neighbor walks on behalf of the Washington […]


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