The Washington State Labor Council produces and distributes a weekly WSLC Legislative Update newsletter during the 2013 state legislative session in Olympia. Click here for the latest edition. Stay current on the legislation affecting Washington's working families by subscribing to the WSLC email list.
Complete coverage of WSLC's 2012 Convention
The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, held its 2012 Convention on Aug. 6-9 at the Coast Wenatchee Hotel and Convention Center. Click here for complete coverage of the event, including embedded TVW video clips of selected speakers and panel presentations, legislative and union award winners, and endorsement action taken by convention delegates. Also see the 2012 WSLC Resolutions, as approved by delegates.
WSLC2012 Directory of Organizations
year, the Washington State Labor Council prints and distributes to its
affiliated unions the Directory of AFL-CIO Unions in Washington State,
which lists contact information for every union organization that is
affiliated with the AFL-CIO, whether or not they are affiliated with the
WSLC. (Download a
PDF of the 2012 edition.) Unions are urged to use this site's Directory
Update Form to provide, update or correct their organization's
contact information. Please fill it out even if you suspect we already
have the correct information, as new information such as Facebook and
Twitter accounts are now requested. If you have any questions, email
Kamaria Hightower or call her at 206-281-8901. Workers'
Compensation attorneys The Washington State Labor
Council, AFL-CIO has received many inquiries from injured workers and
others interested in contacting attorneys with experience in workers'
compensation law, especially since the state has begun allowing
"structured settlements" of workers' comp claims in certain
cases. The WSLC has compiled a list
of attorneys in Washington state with workers' compensation
experience. DISCLAIMER: The Washington
State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC) assumes no responsibility or
liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality
of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Inclusion on
this list is in no way an endorsement by the WSLC. Names are listed
alphabetically, by city, and the order in which they appear has no
significance. 2012 WSLC
Legislative Report & Voting Record
Workers' Compensation attorneys
The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has received many inquiries from injured workers and others interested in contacting attorneys with experience in workers' compensation law, especially since the state has begun allowing "structured settlements" of workers' comp claims in certain cases. The WSLC has compiled a list of attorneys in Washington state with workers' compensation experience.
DISCLAIMER: The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC) assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the WSLC. Names are listed alphabetically, by city, and the order in which they appear has no significance.
2012 WSLC Legislative Report & Voting Record
Office space available at WSLC Olympia building
Your union or progressive organization has a unique opportunity to lease office space at Labor's own building in Olympia, owned and operated by the Washington State Labor Council, and maintained and serviced exclusively by union members. The former tenants of the WSLC's Davis-Williams Building, a prime location just a couple of blocks from the State Capitol, have moved, and the building is fast becoming the hub of organized labor and progressive activity in Olympia. This is your organization's chance to be where decisions are made, both in the labor movement and in state government. Learn more.
Join the 2012 WSLC 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, and send it, along with your enclosed contribution, to: WSLC Presidentís Club, 314 1st Ave. West, Seattle, WA, 98119. Thank you!
With the Union Plus AT&T Wireless Discount, labor union members save 15% off the regular monthly rate for individual and family wireless cell phone plans with AT&T, the nation's largest wireless network. Not only do you save 15% off the regular wireless service costs including phone and data plans, but labor union members also receive additional savings on cell phones and accessories. Plus, you'll be supporting union workers and their families. AT&T is the only wireless company that is completely unionized with some 40,000 AT&T Mobility employees are represented by the CWA. Learn more.
Also, learn more about the exclusive benefits available to active and retired union members through the Union Plus Mortgage Program by emailing Union Plus Coordinator Ted Hillison or calling him at 1-800-228-5817.
WSLC video news!
Kathy Cummings, Communications Director of the Washington State Labor Council, provides video coverage of many events organized by the WSLC and its affiliated unions. Check out the WSLC's video feed at YouTube and subscribe to get notifications of new videos. If your WSLC-affiliated union is interested in having Kathy cover your labor event, email her or call her at 206-281-8901.
What does the WSLC do?
As a state federation of the AFL-CIO, the Washington State Labor Council provides many services to its affiliated unions, with a focus on legislative advocacy, political action, communications and organizing support. The WSLC also has grant programs that offer direct worker assistance. Visit our services page to read a summary of what we do, and make sure you visit pages dedicated to our community/technical college, dislocated worker, and workers' compensation programs.
Links to affiliates' websites
The WSLC Constitution
Click here to download, view and/or print the Washington State Labor Council Constitution and C.O.P.E. By-Laws (a 16-page document in PDF format). This year is a Constitutional Convention, so delegates may consider resolutions to amend the WSLC Constitution.
The United Auto Workers has prepared a guide for consumers who want to purchase vehicles produced by workers who enjoy the benefits and protections of a union contract. Check it out. For more information about opportunities to Buy Union, check out www.UnionLabel.org.
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