Delegates from the Thurston - Lewis - Mason Central Labor Council joined union members from across the Evergreen State July 18th through 20th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport for the 2023 Washington State Labor Convention.
When workers join together in unions, they have more power to negotiate better wages and benefits.That’s why union members earn nearly 20% more than their nonunion counterparts, according to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s also why union members are more likely to have health care benefits, retirement security, and safer workplaces.
The debate over raising wages will define the economic future for millions of Americans. Common Sense Economics® (CSE) empowers working people by providing information on critical economic issues and how these issues impact our daily lives.
Every day, public employees in Washington State work hard to make our state a great place to live, work, and grow up. Since the 1940s, they have worked together to advocate for our communities and public agencies. Together, they form the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). “Washington counts on us.
The Thurston-Lewis-Mason Central Labor Council's new organizing program, the South Sound Labor School, was recently featured in the AFL-CIO's Service & Solidarity Spotlight.
Click here to read the article, then join the South Sound Labor School on May 1st at Olympia's Heritage Park for our May Day Celebration.
Background: On October 13th, 2022, it was announced that Kroger and Albertsons would pursue a $24.6 billion mega-merger, joining together two of the largest standalone grocery chains in the United States.
This merger would be devastating for workers and consumers alike and must be stopped.