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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 […]

Nominate union members, locals for 2020 WSLC awards

(July 15, 2019) — Each year at its annual convention, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO presents awards recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of specific union organizations and individual union members. Although the WSLC’s 2020 Convention will be a virtual affair, conducted via Zoom video conferencing Sept. 23-25 — these awards will again be presented […]

WSLC backs shutdown of detention center

State’s largest labor organization seeks closure of Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma   TACOMA (July 14, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO issued the following statement Tuesday in support of shutting down the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, the only privately operated prison in Washington state, which has a contract with U.S. Immigration […]

Union volunteers needed for FUN Banks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays

(July 6, 2020) — As Washington state and the nation grapple with three ongoing crises — the COVID-19 pandemic, its economic fallout, and addressing racial injustice — it’s become increasingly clear that who we elect to represent us in government — especially at the state level — can have major consequences for our families’ health […]

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