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