Government Affairs Director
Sybill Hyppolite (she/her) was named Government Affairs Director of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO in November 2022 after serving as Legislative Director since October 2019. In this role, she works alongside WSLC Legislative Director John Traynor to advance the policy agenda of the largest labor organization in Washington state, its affiliated unions and allied community organizations. Hyppolite also promotes the AFL-CIO’s legislative and policy objectives among Washington’s congressional delegation, serves on several internal and external policy committees, and works with affiliated unions and community partners to improve the lives of Washington’s working families.
Prior to joining the WSLC, Hyppolite served for five years as the Healthcare Policy Specialist at SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, where she worked with labor and community partners to advance legislation and co-create policies to improve access to health care. She also has supported union members to bargain strong contracts.
Hyppolite’s career has centered on social justice, empowerment and self-determination. As an organizer at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, she worked on a labor-community campaign to advance hospital accountability. She also brings international experience, having conducted policy research in Haiti funded by a Harvard Kennedy School program. At Partners In Health, she coordinated multi-national logistics and partnerships to help patients access medical treatment abroad. Hyppolite holds a Master of Science in Society, Human Development and Health from Harvard University.
She has firsthand experience of the importance of labor unions in marginalized communities. Raised by Haitian parents in a union household, Hyppolite learned organizing strategies from her mother, an administrative assistant committed to the struggle for equity. Today, she maintains a commitment to her local community as a yoga facilitator exploring collective healing for collective action.
Contact Hyppolite at firstname.lastname@example.org by calling 206-475-5783.