Hundreds of delegates representing unions across the state gathered July 18-20 in Vancouver for the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Under the theme “Resist and Persist,” the convention featured 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.
See the 2017 WSLC Resolutions approved by convention delegates.
TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
Manka Dhingra, State Senate candidate (45th Legislative District)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
Mother Jones Award (individual) — Jason Holland, WPEA/UFCW
Mother Jones Award (organization) — AWPPW Local 155, Port Angeles
WSLC Legislative and Policy Director Eric Gonzalez on Rep. Newhouse’s amendment to expand H-2A “guest worker” visas. Learn more here.
Washington State Labor Education and Research Center (Kelly Coogan-Gehr) and the Labor Archives of Washington State (Conor Casey)
Familias Unidas por la Justicia regarding new union contract with Sakuma Brothers berry farms