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Mobilization Director since 2008, Lori works with affiliates to support
and encourage the participation of individual members with many different
political and legislative and community programs. Her efforts are directed
toward continuing the success of the WSLC's Labor Neighbor political
program, and during the legislative session, she focuses on workforce
training and apprenticeship issues in addition to mobilizing our members
around the state to support the WSLC Legislative Agenda.
served at the WIA Labor Liaison for the Washington State Labor Council for
12 years prior to becoming Field Mobilization Director. She was
responsible for performing "rapid response" activities --
including outreach to inform dislocated workers about the employment and
training services available through the Workforce Investment Act (formerly
known as the Job Training Partnership Act); rapid response to plant
closure and downsizing events in coordination with the Employment Security
Department; technical assistance in forming labor-management committees to
deal with such events; and generally representing the interests of
dislocated and unemployed workers in employment and training planning.
joined the WSLC in July 1996 after serving as a union representative for
the Washington State Council of County and City Employees, AFSCME, in
Lynnwood for eight years. She has also served as a union representative
for Service Employees International Union Local 120 in Everett. A longtime
labor activist, Lori has been active in the WSLC's WISHA Monitoring
Committee for years, along with several government task forces and
councils developing workforce development policies.
and raised in Pierce County, Lori and her husband, Raleigh, live in
Bellingham and have two grown daughters and three grandsons.
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