The 2021 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is July 21-23 via Zoom video conferencing. Here's everything you need to know.
Thank you, Delegates!!!
Thank you for making the Washington State Labor Council’s 2021 Convention a success! Here are all the 2021 WSLC Resolutions, as approved by the convention. And by popular demand, here are the videos for the 2021 Convention and the CLC Roll Call:
Welcome to the 2021 Convention page!
Consider this page your “convention bag” stuffed with all the information that delegates and guests need to get the most out of the second (and hopefully final) virtual convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. You’ll find the convention agenda, rules, proposed resolutions, workshop descriptions, forms, and everything else you need. This page is continually being updated, so keep checking back as we continue to add materials for the WSLC’s 2021 Convention, set for July 21-23 via Zoom video conferencing.
- Watch this Zoom tutorial video for the convention:
- Review the convention’s Zoom Meeting Tips
- Review the Proposed Rules and Order of Business
- If you are a first-time delegate, check out the New Delegate page to find out what the WSLC is, what it does, and your role at this convention.
- Each year at convention, volunteers sell COPE buttons to raise money for WSLC political programs. IN LIEU OF COPE BUTTONS at this year’s convention, please make a $20 suggested contribution to COPE and then download our official 2021 WSLC Convention Virtual Background to use on Zoom.
Although the 2021 Convention doesn’t officially convene with plenary sessions until Wednesday, July 21, the WSLC is presenting pre-convention workshops on Monday and Tuesday.
- Convention AGENDA
- Wednesday — Women’s Committee Social Hour via Remo (4:00 – 4:45 p.m.)
- Wednesday — Plenary session (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
- Thursday — COPE BBQ via Remo (4:00 – 4:45 p.m.)
- Thursday — Plenary session (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
- Friday — Plenary session (9 a.m. to finish — registration/credentials required to receive Zoom link)
- WORKSHOPS — Follow links for descriptions and registration/Zoom links.
- PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS (as amended/advanced by committees)
- Official WSLC Constitution (as amended in 2020)
- WSLC Code of Conduct
- WSLC Convention Standing Rules
- WSLC Convention Summary of Useful Rules
Click to register for these fun events held on Remo.
Here is the list of committee assignments. Delegates appointed to serve on the committees were notified prior to convention. Each of the Proposed Resolutions has been referred to one of the following committees. (Check the end of each resolution to see the committee to which it has been referred.) Committees will meet at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21 to consider amendments and make recommendations to the full convention when resolution action occurs on Friday, July 23. All delegates are welcome to attend and observe these committee meetings. Click the title to register and get the Zoom meeting link.
The following committees are not open to all delegates. If you have been assigned to serve on one of these committees, click the title to register and get the Zoom meeting link.
Visit the Convention Workshops page to see descriptions of all the workshops planned for the 2021 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. (When you get there, click the title to register and get the workshop’s Zoom meeting link.)
- Monday’s pre-convention workshops (5:30 – 6:45 p.m.)
- Tuesday’s pre-convention workshops (5:30 – 6:45 p.m.)
- Wednesday workshops (6:45 – 8 p.m.)
- Thursday workshops (6:45 – 8 p.m.)
- Much accomplished, much to do — Session overview by Joe Kendo
- This feels like a sea change — President’s Column by Larry Brown
- Prioritizing workers, now and in the future — Secretary Treasurer’s Column by April Sims
- Worker Protection Act, transportation left undone
- Historic end of a racist legacy: Farmworkers win overtime pay
- Lawmakers take steps to rebalance the tax code
- Worker safety and health prioritized
- Major climate action, but Inslee vetoes draw ire
- Labor backs multiple police reform bills
- Our state needs health system transparency
- Contribute to the Foundation for Working Families — The Foundation for Working Families is the charitable nonprofit formed by the affiliated unions of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO to assist working families in times of hardship or disaster. As you can imagine, the FFWF has been quite busy during the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent wildfires. Please make a contribution to the FFWF online or mail a check to the Foundation for Working Families, 321 16th Ave S., Seattle, WA, 98144. The FFWF is a 501(c)(3) organization — federal tax ID 91-1702271 — so all donations are tax-deductible charitable contributions. Learn more here.
- Follow/support workers at Twin City Foods — Follow UFCW 1439’s Justice at Twin City Foods Pasco Facebook page and support these new union members in their quest for a fair contract!
- Check back for more actions.
- Check back for more coming events.
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