We are more than 600 union locals and councils representing approximately 550,000 rank-and-file union members throughout the State of Washington.
We are building coalitions with other advocates for better jobs, health care, apprenticeship and education, civil rights, senior citizens, affordable housing, immigration reform and a sustainable environment.
We are calling for policies that put people and families first, value work and public service, provide opportunities for all, and improve our quality of life in the Pacific Northwest.
"The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress... The captains of industry did not lead this transformation; they resisted it until they were overcome."The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"UNIONS have been the only powerful and effective voice working people have ever had in the history of this country."Bruce Springsteen
"Every advance in this half-century -- Social Security, civil rights, Medicare, aid to education, one after another -- came with the support and leadership of American Labor."Jimmy Carter
"We need to get back to the idea that 'we all do better when we all do better.' And I think that means: STRONG UNIONS."Sen. Elizabeth Warren
"The road to social justice for the farm worker is the road of unionization... This conviction is what brings spirit, high hope and optimism to everything we do."Cesar Chavez