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Union News

  1. This Labor Day — which is fast approaching on Monday, Sept. 2 — working people in every corner of the country have good reason to be proud. Our labor movement is on the rise. We are marching and striking and organizing. We are refusing to accept business as usual. We have the power to create the […]
  2. SEATTLE (Aug. 16, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which is the largest union federation and considered to be the voice of labor in the State of Washington, is hiring! The WSLC is seeking applicants for two positions: Workforce Development Director and Legislative & Policy Director. WSLC Workforce Development Director The WSLC operates […]
  3. Friday, August 16, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Columbian — Vancouver hearing explores overtime pay proposals — Vancouver workers, business owners, unions and business organization representatives gathered Thursday for a public hearing on a proposed set of changes to Washington’s rules governing salaried, overtime-exempt workers… Supporters pushed back on the business owners’ […]
  4. Thursday, August 15, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Feds double down on ill Hanford workers’ court ruling. They will appeal. — The Trump administration is appealing a court ruling that upheld a new Washington state law that significantly eases requirements for ill Hanford workers to get state workers’ compensation. In […]
  5. SEATTLE (Aug. 15, 2019) — The historic Seattle Labor Temple has office space available, offering an opportunity to gain office and meeting space in downtown Seattle at an affordable price. A number of office spaces are available, ranging from 197 to 1,800 square feet and are renting for $17.50 to $23.50 per square foot, a […]
  6. But the typical worker compensation has risen only 12% during that time   The following is from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 15, 2019) — CEO pay at the top 350 firms in 2018 was $17.2 million on average, according to new analysis by EPI Distinguished Fellow Lawrence Mishel and Research Assistant Julia Wolfe. […]