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.

COPE Endorsement Convention


The Washington State Labor Council’s 2022 Committee On Political Education (COPE) Endorsing Convention will be SATURDAY, MAY 21 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Machinists District 751 Hall, 9125 15th Pl. South in Seattle. It is at this COPE Convention that delegates representing WSLC-affiliated unions will gather to nominate, debate, and vote on which candidates for Congress, statewide and state legislative office have earned the WSLC’s support and endorsement. WSLC-affiliated unions have been mailed a Convention Call notifying them of the number of delegates they are entitled to send. Get more details here.

The WSLC is excited to be able to gather in person again for this event. The health and safety of all delegates is the top priority, therefore the WSLC has implemented COVID-19 safety protocols and will require that everyone in attendance wear a mask. A KN95 mask will be provided the day of the COPE Endorsing Convention.


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. Candidates 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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