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Every election year, the affiliated union organizations that comprise the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 
vote on which candidates and initiatives to endorse. 
The WSLC then makes every effort to inform union members about these endorsements and why they were made.


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Volunteer for 2014 General Election activities!

Labor's Voice is the grassroots political action program of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions. Union member volunteers call and visit households to explain why labor-endorsed candidates have earned the support of unions and others in the progressive community, and to get out the vote. Unlike Labor Neighbor, where volunteers only talk to fellow union members, Labor's Voice volunteers speak to ALL registered voters in the targeted legislative districts. See the schedule of phone banks and neighborhood walks and then volunteer online to participate, of for more information, contact WSLC Field Mobilization Director Lori Province via email or by calling 206-351-2956. 

Customizable candidate comparison fliers 

The Washington State Labor Council offers fliers comparing candidates in key legislative races for union members as they consider how they will vote on Election Day. (This information is intended only for union members and their families.) These fliers can be customized for individual WSLC-affiliated unions to send to their members. Click here to see the fliers.

WSLC's 2014 election endorsements 

Delegates representing the affiliated unions of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO voted at the 2014 COPE (Committee on Political Education) Convention on May 10 and at the 2014 WSLC Convention on July 22-24 to make endorsements for Congress, State Legislature, judicial races and ballot measures. Click here to see the list of endorsements. 

Don't Invest in More Excuses!

Only lawmakers who stand up for working families deserve organized labor's financial support. That's why the Washington State Labor Council created the "Don't Invest In More Excuses" Political Action Committee (DIME PAC). Its mission is to recruit and elect champions of Washington's working families. THAT'S how we will defend against attacks on workers' rights and it's how we will put government's focus on creating and maintaining good jobs. Click here for a DIME PAC contribution form so you can contribute to keep Washington a great place to live and work! Send your completed form, along with a check for your contribution payable to "DIME PAC," to the Washington State Labor Council, 314 First Ave. West, Seattle, WA, 98119. For more information, contact the WSLC at 206-281-8901.

2014 WSLC Legislative Report & Voting Record

The 2014 edition of the Washington State Labor Council's Legislative Report and Voting Record, which summarizes the fate of legislation affecting Washington's working families in this year's Legislature, is available online (in HTML and PDF formats). Printed copies are being mailed to all affiliated unions. Rank-and-file members of WSLC-affiliated unions may also request a free printed copy of this publication to be mailed to them. Call 206-281-8901 for more information.

Join the 2014 WSLC President's Club!

The Washington State Labor Council President's Club is an organization established to raise political action funds and promote labor's political action program. Members are invited to attend a special luncheon during the WSLC's annual convention that will feature a distinguished guest speaker discussing the coming election. President's Club membership is $150. You may contribute the entire amount or make quarterly contributions of $37.50. To join, please print this form, and send it, along with your enclosed contribution, to: WSLC President's Club, 314 First Ave. West, Seattle, WA, 98119. Thank you!


A portion of this website is paid for by the AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education - Political Contributions Committee, with voluntary contributions from union members and their families, and is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

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