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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 […]

New WSLC Executive Board begins term

OLYMPIA (Feb. 7, 2018) — At last week’s Executive Board meeting of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 32 Vice Presidents representing different unions and constituency groups from across the state took the oath of office and began their 4-year terms. Together with WSLC President Larry Brown and Secretary Treasurer April Sims, these Vice Presidents comprise […]

State’s unions ‘strong and getting stronger’

Unionists descend on State Capitol to lobby for pro-worker legislation   OLYMPIA (Feb. 1, 2019) — Hundreds of union leaders and rank-and-file members from across Washington state gathered Thursday in Olympia to attend the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO’s 2019 Legislative Lobbying Conference at Hotel RL in Olympia. They got quick briefings on some priority pro-worker […]

Sign up now for this week’s legislative events

WSLC hosts Legislative Reception, Lobbying Conference on Jan. 30-31   OLYMPIA (Jan. 28, 2019) — The 2019 Legislative Reception and Lobbying Conference of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is this Wednesday night, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Hotel RL (Red Lion), 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, in Olympia. Today is the last […]

Path to Power candidate training set for March 13-15 in Seattle

SEATTLE (Jan. 24, 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 […]

Unions in Washington state post big membership gains

With 649,000 members in 2018, Washington is 3rd most unionized in U.S.   SEATTLE (Jan. 18, 2019) — More and more people in Washington state are seeing the value of joining together in unions. The state’s union membership rate increased to 19.8 percent of the total workforce in 2018, up from 18.8 percent in 2017, […]

Larry Brown-April Sims era begins at WSLC

SEATTLE (Jan. 8, 2019) — Larry Brown and April Sims were sworn in Monday as executive officers of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization, representing the interests of more than 600 local union organizations with some 450,000 rank-and-file members. They begin four-year terms after being elected by the WSLC’s affiliated […]

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Union membership is on the rise here in Washington state. CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

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