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elected President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, in
December 2010 after working for the Labor Council since 1986 serving as
special assistant to the president, lead lobbyist, research and organizing
director, and as shop steward for the administrative staff unit.
began his union life with Local 2190 of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
in 1979, teaching Labor Economics and Labor Studies at Empire State
College, Center for Labor Studies, in New York City. As a labor educator
Jeff taught in many union and community sponsored education programs in
the New York area.
Jeff's work at the Washington State Labor Council has
focused on organizing, policy, and legislation that improves the lives of
working people through increasing collective bargaining and organizing
rights; economic justice and anti-poverty measures; strengthening workers'
compensation, unemployment insurance and employment standards; improving the
health care system; and protecting the rights of farm workers and
Jeff also represents the Washington labor movement by
sitting on the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors, the Workforce
Training and Education Coordinating Board, the Washington State
Apprenticeship Council, the Board of Washington Community Action Network,
Co-Chair of the Washington State Blue Green Alliance, and the
Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy.
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