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Unionists gather for ‘Solidarity Saturday’ summit in Kennewick

UPDATE — Dozens of trade unionists gathered Nov. 16 for “Solidarity Saturday: A Working People’s Summit” at the IBEW Local 112 hall in Kennewick. Here are some pictures from the event. Stay tuned to find out when/where the next summit will take place!   KENNEWICK — So far this year, union members have gathered for […]

Make plans to join WTO+20 commemoration event on Dec. 7

SEATTLE — In November 1999, a cross-border, cross-sector coalition converged on Seattle and derailed the expansion of the World Trade Organization. Twenty years later, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is partnering with the Washington Fair Trade Coalition on a commemoration event that will reignite the energy around transforming the global economy in the favor […]

Southwest WA unionists gather for Working People’s Summit

VANCOUVER — Workers from across southwest Washington gathered for a day of workshops, discussions, and collective action on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the “Working People’s Summit: Proud to Be Union” at Clark College in Vancouver. Attendees heard about successful organizing campaigns in the region, new member outreach, coalition building, communications, turning an issue into a […]

Sybill Hyppolite joins WSLC as Legislative Director

OLYMPIA (Oct. 17, 2019) — Sybill Hyppolite has joined the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO as Legislative Director. She will work alongside WSLC Government Affairs Director Joe Kendo to advance the Shared Prosperity agenda of the largest labor organization in Washington state. Prior to joining the WSLC, Hyppolite served for five years as the Healthcare […]

Sign up for ‘Proud to Be Union’ summit Oct. 19 in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Join workers from across the southwest Washington area for a day of workshops, discussions, and collective action that will supercharge your local union. Register now for the “Working People’s Summit: Proud to Be Union” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Clark College’s Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way […]

WSLC hires Ingrid Chapman as Organizer to help grow unions

SEATTLE (Oct. 2, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has announced the hiring of Ingrid Chapman as an Organizer, a new staff position dedicated to supporting the organizing campaigns of WSLC’s affiliated unions while also coordinating and promoting collaborative member recruitment campaigns. Chapman joined the WSLC in June 2018 as Statewide Public Sector […]

Learn about pension investments in affordable housing on Oct. 3

SEATTLE — Working families across Washington are experiencing a housing crisis. More than 240,000 new affordable homes are needed in King County alone in the next 20 years to help make housing affordable again. Pension funds, managing billions of dollars in worker retirement savings, need safe investment vehicles as part of diversified portfolios. In other cities […]

WSLC’s Brown: Governor Inslee ‘has done the nation a service’

OLYMPIA (Aug. 23, 2019) — Larry Brown, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, issued the following statement in response to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement that he has ended his campaign for president and will seek a third term as governor: “Jay Inslee has done the nation a service by elevating the issue […]

Carter named WSLC Political & Strategic Campaign Director

SEATTLE (Aug. 22, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has announced that Cherika Carter has been named the council’s Political and Strategic Campaign Director, filling the position vacated when April Sims was elected the council’s Secretary Treasurer last year. Carter previously served as the WSLC’s Field Mobilization Director. “We are very excited to […]

WSLC seeks Legislative Director, Workforce Dev. Director

SEATTLE (Aug. 16, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which is the largest union federation and considered to be the voice of labor in the State of Washington, is hiring! The WSLC is seeking applicants for two positions: Workforce Development Director and Legislative & Policy Director. WSLC Workforce Development Director The WSLC operates […]

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