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Union community service for the holidays

(Dec. 22, 2021) — Most don’t hear about the amazing community service work that local unions and their members routinely perform because it is often publicized only in internal newsletters and communications. That is particularly true during the holidays. So the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO wanted to share a few examples of the many […]

WSLC seeking Admin Assistant for workforce, legislative staff

OLYMPIA (Dec. 8, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council (WSLC), AFL-CIO is seeking applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant for the Workforce and Legislative departments. The WSLC is the largest labor federation in the state, representing more than 600 local unions and some 400,000 union workers and serving as the political, legislative and […]

Disaster relief from flooding available for union members

SEATTLE (Nov. 23, 2021) — Union members: If you and your family are experiencing hardship as a result of recent flooding in northwest Washington or some other natural disaster in Washington state, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO urges you to apply for disaster relief from the Foundation for Working Families. The FFWF is a […]

WSLC offers resource for immigrant workers

Immigrant and Worker Justice Toolkit available for union, worker advocates to create just and fair future for immigrants   SEATTLE (Nov. 10, 2021) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO officially launched its new Immigrant and Worker Justice Toolkit on Tuesday.  This toolkit — ver la versión en Español aquí — was designed by the […]

Register for WSLC Race & Labor workshops on Nov. 9 and 18

Versión en Español aquí. With 2021 coming to a close, the work of Race and the Labor Movement in Washington continues to build in every corner of the state. The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is proud to share that it has launched its first Race & Labor Certification cohort to build capacity to facilitate […]

Immigrant and Worker Justice toolkit launch will be Nov. 9

RSVP to join virtual Lunch & Learn event about this new resource   The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO invites and encourages all to attend a special Lunch and Learn event celebrating the official launch of the WSLC’s new Immigrant and Worker Justice Toolkit. The event via Zoom will be at noon on Tuesday, Nov. […]

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 […]

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