The Stand

WSLC’s COPE Endorsing Convention will be May 21

Masks are required at in-person event at IAM 751’s Seattle hall   Delegates and alternates planning to attend this convention should visit the WSLC 2022 COPE Convention page. SEATTLE (March 23, 2022) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of some 600 labor organizations with more […]

An apprenticeship to ‘Eat on the Wild Side’

How the DSFU and WSLC teamed up to create the nation’s first registered apprenticeship program for commercial fishing — in just six months.   SEATTLE (March 21, 2022) — It’s called “Eat on the Wild Side.” It started as an idea by leaders of the Deep Sea Fisherman’s Union (DSFU) to recruit, train and retain […]

‘Breaking Barriers’: WSLC thanks all participants, sponsors

AFL-CIO Shuler: Empowering women, girls is key to creating brighter future   SEATTLE (March 14, 2022) — To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Women’s Committee of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO held its “Breaking Barriers: Challenge Course & Community Kickback” on Saturday in the Machinists District 751 parking lot in Seattle. Multiple unions and […]

Larry Brown: ‘It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve you’

WSLC President Larry Brown announces he’s not running for re-election   By LARRY BROWN (March 8, 2022) — Since the start of 2019, I have had the extraordinary honor of serving as President of the finest AFL-CIO state federation in the country. I’ve worked alongside Secretary Treasurer April Sims — one of the most dynamic, […]

Fun, food and games — for a good cause

Sign up to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 12 with WSLC, your labor siblings   The following is from the WSLC: SEATTLE (March 3, 2022) — As International Women’s Day approaches, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is gearing up to gather with our labor family and celebrate the power of working women! It’s […]

Katie Garrow, Rex Habner join WSLC Executive Board

SEATTLE (March 1, 2022) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is proud to welcome two new vice presidents to the WSLC Executive Board: Katie Garrow (Laborers Local 242) and Rex Habner (IBEW Local 77). They join an executive board representing affiliates and constituency groups whose leadership guides the council’s work advocating for more than […]

Sign up for ‘Barrier Breakers’ on March 12

Grab your squad for our 10-challenge obstacle course, and overcome the barriers working women face every day   The following is from the WSLC Women’s Committee: SEATTLE (Feb. 15, 2022) — Women often face particular obstacles on the job — like sexist attitudes and comments, harassment, and unequal pay. But working women have long been […]

WSLC offers Racial Equity & Policy Toolkit

This toolkit will serve as a guide for the WSLC’s legislative program as we continue to build power for all working people and integrate racial equity into all that we do.   The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC) is proud to announce the virtual launch of the WSLC Racial Equity & Policy Toolkit, expanding […]

WSLC helps laid-off McClatchy workers nationwide get benefits

OLYMPIA (Jan. 19, 2022) — The Bellingham Herald, a newspaper that’s part of the McClatchy publishing company, laid off three workers from its Financial Business Department last summer and relocated that work to India. One of those workers called the Washington State Employment Security Department to find out what assistance was available, and after describing […]

Path to Power candidate training will be March 23-25

Apply now for training via Zoom; space is limited   (Jan. 18, 2022) — 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 in partnership with our affiliated unions will host Path to Power: A Political Candidate Training […]

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