Political Action

Every election year, delegates from the WSLC's affiliated unions vote on candidate endorsements. The WSLC then informs union members about who earned endorsement and why.

Endorsements & Candidate Questionnaires


COPE-16-crowd[1]Hundreds of rank-and-file delegates representing the unions that comprise the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO have voted on which congressional, statewide, legislative and state judicial candidates to endorse. Here are the WSLC election endorsements for the November election. Also see COPE Convention coverage at The Stand, which includes a statement from WSLC President Jeff Johnson regarding endorsements withheld from congressional incumbents who voted for “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority.

Members of the WSLC Political Action Committee can access the completed candidate questionnaires (password protected). Email Teresa Mosqueda to request access to the candidate questionnaire page.


Labor Neighbor schedule


Labor-Neighbor-bigLabor Neighbor is the WSLC’s grassroots member-to-member political action program. Via worksite leafleting, neighborhood walks, phone banking and other activities, Labor Neighbor features union members volunteering to inform fellow union members about the candidates and ballot measures that have earned organized labor’s endorsement — and why they earned it.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to make this program work. If you are a union member willing to dedicate a few hours to making sure that pro-worker candidates are elected to state and legislative offices, see the Labor Neighbor schedule and then sign up to volunteer!



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.


Join the 2016 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!