Political Action

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

2024 WSLC Endorsements

Here is a list of 2024 WSLC Endorsements made at the May 18, 2024 COPE Convention. Additional endorsements may be made in July at the WSLC 2024 Constitutional Convention.

COPE Convention


The Washington State Labor Council’s 2024 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Convention will be held on Saturday, May 18 at the Machinists District 751 Hall, 9125 15th Pl. S. in Seattle. It is at this convention that delegates representing unions from across the state will gather to vote on WSLC endorsements for congressional, statewide, state legislative and judicial candidates, plus state ballot measures. By WSLC Constitution, the council’s endorsements require a two-thirds majority vote. WSLC-affiliated unions have been mailed a Convention Call indicating the number of delegates and alternates they may send. Delegates: Get more information about the COPE Convention. If you have registration questions, contact Rashea Dickey via email.


Candidate questionnaires


Candidates: Please download, complete and return the following questionnaires (in Word format) as soon as possible to endorsements@wslc.org so there is plenty of time for candidate interviews in advance of the WSLC’s May 18 COPE Endorsement Convention.

Attorney General
Commissioner of Public Lands
Insurance Commissioner
State Legislature
Superintendent of Public Instruction

Candidates need to interview with the Central Labor Council (CLC) in their districts. Completed questionnaires will be shared with CLC leaders ahead of your interviews and will made public and shared with COPE Convention delegates. Additional endorsements will be considered at the WSLC’s Constitutional Convention on July 16-18. For more information, contact WSLC Political and Strategic Campaigns Director Osta Davis via email or at 206-817-1124.


WSLC President’s Club


The President’s Club supports the WSLC President’s vision for building power for working people. Your membership is a demonstrated commitment to supporting our movement’s work to win economic and social justice for all workers in Washington State, and to empower our movement’s leaders to meet the moment. The membership fee is $300 per year, and can be paid in $75 installments if desired. Membership includes invitation to the yearly luncheon, special President’s Club swag, and members-only quarterly updates on the work of the WSLC, AFL-CIO. Fill out the President’s Club Enrollment Form online or print/return the PDF version.


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.


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