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Wash. State Labor Council is seeking 2022 Legislative Intern

OLYMPIA (Nov. 1, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents approximately half a million union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting paid internship opportunity for the 2022 legislative session. The application deadline is Monday, Nov. 15. Here is the full job posting: LEGISLATIVE […]

WSLC updates position on vaccine mandates

Labor council adds that workers must have a voice in the consequences of vaccine mandates   (Oct. 18, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has been meeting regularly with its affiliated unions on the issue of employer COVID-19 vaccine mandates since August. With today’s deadline for termination under Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine requirement […]

WSLC vaccine info website for union members

The following is from the Public News Service: SEATTLE (Aug. 30, 2021) — Accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccine can be elusive, prompting the Washington State Labor Council to set up a website to answer people’s questions. David Groves, communications director for the council, said there has been some hesitancy among union members, though not […]

Union members urged to share concerns on vaccine mandates

(Aug. 31, 2021) — Ever since the vaccines for the prevention of coronavirus were authorized for emergency use several months ago, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has been urging union members to get educated and get vaccinated. Although the vast majority of union members in Washington have done so, the WSLC is also aware […]

WSLC hosting naturalization clinic Aug. 28

Union members and family seeking citizenship must schedule an appointment for event in Sunnyside, via Zoom   YAKIMA — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will host a naturalization clinic for union members and immediate family who are legal permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to […]

WSLC organiza una clínica de ciudadanía el 28 de agosto

Miembros de sindicatos y familiares que buscan la ciudadanía deben programar una cita para el evento en Sunnyside o por Zoom   El Concilio Laboral del Estado de Washington (WSLC) tendrá una clínica de ciudadanía para miembros de sindicatos y familiares inmediatos que son residentes permanentes legales elegibles para solicitar la ciudadanía estadounidense. La clínica […]

Here’s your shot to get answers about vaccine

UPDATE (Aug. 19, 2021) — Here is a recording of the Aug. 18 WSLC Vaccine Town Hall. It has also been posted on the WSLC’s Vaccine Information webpage.    Submit your questions now about COVID-19 vaccine’s safety and effectiveness, and get answers from the experts at WSLC Vaccine Town Hall on Wednesday   The […]

WSLC outlines position on vaccine mandates

As labor continues to support vaccination, WSLC says workers must have a voice in employers’ vaccine policies   UPDATED (Aug. 10) with statements from WFSE, Teamsters Local 117, WSNA, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and UFCW 21 regarding the vaccine mandate for health care workers and Washington state employees announced by Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday. (Aug. […]

WSLC: Richard Trumka’s passing is a monumental loss

Washington’s labor movement will honor his remarkable legacy by fighting to build back better — with unions   (Aug. 5, 2021) — The following statement was released today by Larry Brown and April Sims, President and Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, regarding the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at age […]

Unions demonstrate ‘power of organizing’ at State Capitol

OLYMPIA (Aug. 2, 2021) — Last week, two reporters working on a story about labor’s influence at the State Capitol asked Larry Brown, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, for a statement on the subject. Following is Brown’s statement. (The reporters’ stories were published today here and here.) The Washington State Labor Council […]

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