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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 […]

See full list of WSLC’s 2020 election endorsements

UPDATE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO held its special COPE Convention today. Here is the complete list of WSLC 2020 Endorsements, effective July 7.  The WSLC will consider making addition endorsements at its 2020 Constitutional Convention in September.     WSLC schedules special COPE Convention for Saturday, June 6   The Washington State […]

‘WSLC is always proud to stand on the side of justice and equality’

SEATTLE (May 31, 2020) — The following statement was issued Friday by WSLC President Larry Brown and Secretary Treasurer April Sims: The Washington State Labor Council is proud of the work we’ve done towards becoming an anti-racist organization; we’re committed to continuing to do this needed work. We raise our voices in solidarity with our […]

WSLC hosts Pandemic Politics workshop series starting May 28

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will host Pandemic Politics, a Common Sense Economics series of online workshops, beginning Thursday, May 28 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. via Zoom video conferencing. This first workshop will explore the role of government during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. What is organized labor’s vision for a government that […]

IAM, WSLC seek federal help for Alcoa’s Intalco workers

As efforts to avoid the smelter’s shutdown continue, labor petitions for TAA benefits   FERNDALE, Wash. (May 21, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has assisted the International Association of Machinists in seeking federal help for some 700 employees at Alcoa’s Intalco Works aluminum smelter in Ferndale, where the company plans to curtail […]

WSLC issues 2020 election endorsements

Doglio endorsed in 10th CD race; all five Path to Power candidates recommended   (May 18, 2020) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO held its 2020 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Endorsement Convention on Saturday, May 16. More than 300 delegates representing unions from across Washington state gathered online for this first-ever “virtual” convention […]

SW Washington Essential Workers Town Hall set for May 20

All essential workers in Southwest Washington are invited to an Essential Workers Virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to organize and WIN safer working conditions, personal protective equipment on the job, hazard pay, and respect on the job. Please click here to RSVP, take a quick […]

WSLC’s virtual COPE Convention is May 16

Affiliated unions should register now for online political endorsement convention   As the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO navigates the uncertainty and tumult caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the council is committed to continuing to serve the needs of its affiliated unions, including moving forward with its COPE Endorsing Convention on Saturday, May 16, starting […]

Commemorate this year’s Worker Memorial Day safe at home

(April 23, 2020) — Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, promising every worker the right to a safe job. Working people have fought hard to make that promise a reality — winning protections that have made jobs safer and saved thousands of lives. But 50 years later, the safety of […]



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