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.

WSLC Endorsements


The Washington State Labor Council’s 2022 Committee On Political Education (COPE) Endorsing Convention on May 21, the WSLC 2022 Constitutional Convention on July 19-21, and by Statewide COPE. At both conventions, delegates representing WSLC-affiliated unions gathered to nominate, debate and vote upon which candidates for Congress, statewide, judicial and state legislative office have earned the WSLC’s support and endorsement. Here are the 2022 WSLC endorsements.


Labor Neighbor


Labor Neighbor, the Washington State Labor Council’s grassroots member-to-member political action program, engages union members to inform fellow union members and their families about the candidates and ballot measures that have earned labor’s endorsement — and why they earned it. Union volunteers are needed for neighborhood walks, phone banks, and other Labor Neighbor efforts. Even if you live outside the targeted districts, you can help in that area and/or phone banks. Check the schedule (it will be posted right here soon) and fill out the Labor Neighbor Volunteer Form.


Candidate questionnaires


An important part of the WSLC’s endorsement process are the questionnaires that candidates for public office are asked to fill out, so affiliated unions can learn where candidates stand on important working family issues. Although the COPE Convention was held May 21, the WSLC will consider additional endorsements at its 2022 Constitutional Convention on July 19-21 in Wenatchee. Candidates seeking endorsement should download and fill out the following documents (all in Word format):

WSLC 2022 Legislative Candidate Questionnaire
WSLC 2022 Secretary of State Candidate Questionnaire
WSLC 2022 Judicial Candidate Questionnaire

Please return your completed questionnaires to WSLC Political and Strategic Campaigns Director Cherika Carter at ccarter@wslc.org. You can also email her at that address if you have questions about the questionnaire or the endorsement process.


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 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 (WordPDF) and send it, along with your enclosed contribution, to: WSLC President’s Club, 321 16th Ave. South, Seattle, WA, 98144. Thank you!


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