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.



Thank you to the union volunteers who took on thousands of Labor Neighbor shifts walking neighborhoods and calling fellow union members to urge them to support labor-endorsed candidates. As reported in The Stand, that grassroots member-to-member activism absolutely made a difference as pro-worker candidates throughout Washington state fared well on Election Day. Once again, you have demonstrated that the power of our labor movement is its rank-and-file members, the people willing to organize for better jobs and a better future for all of us. Thank you, and as AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler says, let’s keep it going:

The issue-based conversations that were the heart and soul of this effort will only intensify in the coming months as we head toward 2024. Soon, the midterm elections will be in the rearview mirror. But working people aren’t heading home. We’re staying in the fight to rebuild our economy, brick by brick, until America’s promise is fully realized.”


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.


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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Stay engaged and hold all elected official accountable to working families. Subscribe to The Stand, the WSLC’s daily news service, to stay apprised of the WSLC’s pro-worker agenda and to learn more about how to get involved. When we fight together, we win!