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WSLC 2017 Convention


Hundreds of delegates representing unions across the state will gather in Vancouver for the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The convention will run from Tuesday, July 18 through Thursday, July 20 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Under the theme “Resist and Persist,” the 2017 WSLC Convention will feature distinguished guest speakers and educational workshops focused on organized labor’s efforts to resist the Trump administration’s anti-working family agenda and persist with successful efforts in Washington state to achieve social justice and more broadly shared prosperity. REGISTER ONLINE HERE!

In addition, delegates will consider resolutions that are a key part not just of the WSLC Convention, but of the organization itself. It is through the debate and passage of these resolutions that WSLC positions and policies are established. Any WSLC-affiliated union may submit resolutions. See the resolutions approved in 2016 for examples of the diverse issues that are covered. Delegates will also consider election endorsements to supplement those already made by the WSLC Executive Board.

Click here for more details about the 2017 WSLC Convention.




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Office space available at WSLC’s Olympia building


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Your union or progressive organization has a unique opportunity to lease office space at Labor’s own building in Olympia, owned and operated by the Washington State Labor Council, and maintained and serviced exclusively by union members.

The WSLC’s Davis-Williams Building, a prime location just a couple of blocks from the State Capitol, is fast becoming the hub of organized labor and progressive activity in Olympia. This is your organization’s chance to be where decisions are made, both in the labor movement and in state government.

Contact WSLC Secretary Treasurer Lynne Dodson for more information or call 206-281-8901.


WSLC Directory of Organizations


Each year, the WSLC publishes a Directory of Union Organizations in Washington State. (Download the latest edition.) Unions that would like to submit changes to their organization’s principal officer, address or contact information, should fill out this form.


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Workers’ compensation attorneys


The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has received many inquiries from injured workers and others interested in contacting attorneys with experience in workers’ compensation law, especially since the state has begun allowing “structured settlements” of workers’ comp claims in certain cases. The WSLC has compiled a list of attorneys in Washington state with workers’ compensation experience.

DISCLAIMER: The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC) assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the WSLC. Names are listed alphabetically, by city, and the order in which they appear has no significance.