Not just endorsements and political involvement, but ratings, follow-up, and holding politicians accountable.
Lawmakers passed landmark labor laws, but dropped the ball on tax fairness and housing.
The Executive Board didn’t take any action on the request.
Passage of two big bonds is good news for local building trades unions
Most of the endorsements are for school boards and school bond measures.
Starting in 2020, the system will match small donors so candidates can focus on regular voters, not big donors.
Labor will push for transportation funding and family leave and fair workweek laws, while grappling with a $1.7 billion budget shortfall.
Voters passed sick leave, raised minimum wage, taxed the rich, and said no to right-to-work.
Labor held the line in most races, but several losses stung.
All 12 statewide candidates backed by the Washington State Labor Council won office, and every one of its endorsed measures passed.
Trump’s win – supported by a third of union members, could lead to tax cuts for the rich and a national Right-to-Work law.