WSLC’s 2016 Shared Prosperity Agenda

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO — the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of more than 600 labor organizations with more than 450,000 members — outlined its 2016 Shared Prosperity Agenda on Jan. 13 for the 60-day legislative session that began that week.

16Jan13-leg-press-johnson“Both the governor’s State of the State speech and the president’s State of the Union address yesterday identified the need to help hard-working people who are struggling to meet their basic needs,” said WSLC President Jeff Johnson (pictured at right). “Every element of our Shared Prosperity Agenda includes policies to accomplish that and to make sure that working families are healthy and sustainable.”

See coverage of the Jan. 13 press briefing at The Stand.

Here are some printable (PDF) fast sheets about the 2016 Shared Prosperity Agenda and specific legislative issues (check back as more will be added throughout the 2016 legislative session):



Aerospace Tax Break Accountability for JOBS
Aerospace Tax Break Accountability for WAGES

Dairy Worker Safety Actdairy-worker-safety-act

Reforming Legal Financial Obligations for people convicted of crimes

Raising the State Minimum Wage

Allowing all workers to Earn Paid Sick and Safe Leave

Discouraging Wage Theft


For regular updates on the status of these and other important working family issues, check out the State Government section of The Stand.