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Join WSLC officers at Tri-Cities Works Together event June 11

KENNEWICK — All union members and community supporters in the Tri-Cities area are invited to join Washington State Labor Council President Larry Brown and Secretary Treasurer April Sims at Tri-Cities Works Together, a Working People’s Happy Hour, on Tuesday, June 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 6505 W. Canal Dr. […]

Award ceremony for April Sims, Jeff Johnson POSTPONED

UPDATE — The award ceremony described below has been POSTPONED. Stay tuned for information on when it will be rescheduled. SEATTLE — All union members and community supporters are invited to attend a special award ceremony as April Sims, Secretary-Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and former WSLC President Jeff Johnson are each […]

WSLC backs Sen. Liz Lovelett, takes action on ballot measures

Council will urge union members to affirm I-1000, oppose Eyman’s I-976   (May 23, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of some 550,000 rank-and-file members, has endorsed Washington State Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes) in her bid to retain the 40th District seat in this fall’s […]

Nominate members, locals for WSLC’s 2019 labor awards

SEATAC (May 6, 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. As the deadline for award nominations approach, the WSLC is calling on its affiliated unions to submit names for consideration. The deadline for […]

Attend Working People’s Summit on May 19 at WSLC in Olympia

OLYMPIA — All union officers, stewards, staff, and rank-and-file members — plus members of pro-labor community partners — are invited to attend and support an important working people’s summit in Olympia, “Igniting Union Power,” planned for Sunday, May 19 from 8 a.m.  to 3 p.m. at the Davis-Williams Building (WSLC), 906 Columbia St. SW. Hosted […]

Race and Labor: Join WSLC for film, workshop on April 4-5

SEATTLE — April 4 will mark the 51st anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. There is no better time to reflect on the many ways in which the struggles for social justice and economic justice are fundamentally connected. All union leaders, staff and rank-and-file members are invited to join the Washington […]

WSLC’s Caitlyn Jekel hired as governor’s labor policy advisor

OLYMPIA (March 21, 2019) — Caitlyn Jekel, Workforce Development Director for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has been hired by the Office of the Governor to serve as Senior Policy Advisor for Labor. In her new position, she will perform policy planning, analysis, development and implementation consistent with the governor’s priorities, and work closely […]

New study: Union apprenticeships work best

Study confirms joint labor-management programs outperform non-union ones   SEATTLE (Feb. 28, 2019) — A first-of-its-kind study of apprenticeship programs in Washington state finds that joint labor-management programs outperform non-union multi-employer partnerships and publicly subsidized employer programs in enrollment, completion rates, journey-level wages, and the inclusion and performance of underrepresented groups. The Washington Apprenticeship Growth […]

Spaghetti Feed to benefit PSLA on March 26 at IAM 751

SEATTLE — Join union leaders, members and community supporters from across the region for a special Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser benefiting the Puget Sound Labor Agency, AFL-CIO — and helping to fund its impending relocation — on Tuesday, March 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Machinists 751 Hall, 9125 15th Place S. in Seattle. […]

Sign up for Path to Power candidate training

SEATTLE (Feb. 20, 2019) — Are you a union member thinking about running for the city council, school board, or some other elected public office? The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is once again partnering with the national AFL-CIO to host Path to Power: A Political Candidate Training Program on March 13-15 at the Painters District […]


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