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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 Labor Neighbor!

Labor Neighbor, the Washington State Labor Council's grassroots member-to-member political action program, is informing union households about the special election for State Representative in 30th Legislative District. Even if you live outside the district, you can help with neighborhood walks and/or phone banks. Check the schedule and then CLICK HERE to volunteer, or contact the WSLC's Justine Winnie for more information via email or at 206-281-8901.

2015 Election Endorsements and Fliers

The Washington State Labor Council has endorsed CAROL GREGORY in the special election for 30th District State Representative. She earned a 100% WSLC voting record on working families' issues since being appointed as State Representative. Meanwhile, big corporations have mounted an aggressive, dishonest campaign to attack her. 

The WSLC also urges NO on INITIATIVE 1366, Tim Eyman's latest ballot measure, which would cut $8 billion from the state budget over six years at a time our schools are already underfunded by billions -- unless the Legislature changes the Constitution to require super-majority votes to raise taxes.

Union members can view and download fliers with more detail on these issues. 

The WSLC only makes endorsements in state legislative and statewide races, to find out who labor's endorsed candidates are for county, city and other local positions, contact your area AFL-CIO Central Labor Council.

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, 321 16th Ave. South, Seattle, WA, 98144. For more information, contact the WSLC at 206-281-8901.

2015 WSLC Legislative Report & Voting Record

The 2015 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 2015 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, 321 16th Ave. South, Seattle, WA, 98144. Thank you!


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