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ACTION ALERT - Tell your legislators to allow striking workers to access unemployment benefits HB 1893/SB 5777 and to ban captive audience meetings HB 1940/SB 5778!
By clicking on the link below, it will lead you to a page to enter your information and Washington State Labor Council has already pre-written a letter that is provided. All you have to do is click "Send Letter".
Pass two bills to protect Washington workers! (aflcio.org)
Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) Voting Records on Working Family Issues Affecting You
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All previous voting records and issues can be found here https://www.wslc.org/legislative-advocacy/
November 7, 2023, General Election Results are in! Please click on the link below to view the reults in your county.
November 7, 2023 General Election Results (wa.gov)
Don't know where to submit your ballot? Click on the "Drop box near you" link below to find out!
Drop Box and Voting Center Locations | WA Secretary of State
August 1, 2023 Primary Election results are live!
Make sure to keep your calendar up to date. Here are the dates and deadlines for 2023:
The General Election is on November 7th! Deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8:00p.m. on election day.
The Vote IS IN! The membership votes to endorse President Joe Biden for a second term!
For more information on the endorsement election results and the process, please visit: Machinists Union Membership Votes Overwhelmingly to Endorse President Biden for Second Term - IAMAW (goiam.org) .
IAM's U.S. Presidential Election - Please submit your vote by June 16, 2023 at 5:00pm EST!
Beginning now, all U.S. IAM members that are in good standing can register to vote in the IAM's U.S. Presidential endorsement election. Please click on the link below to register.
Please Note: The registration period for the membership vote will close on Friday, June 16, 2023 at 5:00pm EST and the endorsement election will take place from Monday, June 19th at 8:00am until Wednesday, June 21st at 8:00am EST.
IAM Voting | Members Choice
Take a Stand! Petition: Confirm Julie Su as Secretary of the Department of Labor!
Julie Su has made a career out of representing not only workers, but the most vulnerable workers in America.
Her record speaks for itself. As a young attorney representing trafficked Thai government workers outside of Los Angeles, she won $4 million in stolen wages. Her case set a huge precedent, and that was just the beginning of a storied career.
The problem? Well-heeled lobbyists and corporate special interests are spending big to block Su's confirmation because they know she puts working people first. Workers deserve a labor secretary who will fiercely defend us.
We ask that you please click on the link below to add your name to the petition to confirm Julie Su as Secretary of the Department of Labor.
Take a Stand - Confirm Julie Su!
Take a Stand! Please sign your name in support of the Richard L. Trumka PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act today!
The Richard L. Trumka (PRO) Act restores fairness to the economy by strengthening the federal laws that protect workers' rights to join a union. It protects the basic right to join a union by empowering workers to exercise their right to organize, holds employers accountable for violating workers' rights and secures free, fair and safe union elections.
Please click on the link below to sign your name in support so we can continue to have the rights to collectively bargain, safety from laws such as "right-to-work" along with obtaining justice when corporations retaliate with the help of the NLRB.
Sign in for Support of the Pro Act 2023!
3 Vital Bills to our Agenda YOU should be following and they're on the move!
House Bill 1216 - Concerning Clean Energy Siting and Permitting
In order to bring our clean energy economy and workforce to Washington state, the first step is having businesses build their infrastructure to be able to produce clean energy. In the past, our state's siting and permitting processes have been quite challenging and HB 1216 updates and streamlines our state's siting and permitting processes to help turn our clean energy economy into a reality. This bill passed through both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor with an effective date of July 23, 2023.
Senate Bill 5447 - Promoting the Alternative Jet Fuel Industry in Washington
This bill is also a huge hitter for our agenda, as it is directly tied to Aerospace, manufacturing jobs and clean energy in Washington state! This bill creates a preferential business and operation tax rate for the manufacturing and wholesaling of alternative jet fuels. The idea of this is to encourage sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producers to build facilities here in Washington that will create more great family wage manufacturing jobs.This bill passed through both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor with an effective date of July 23, 2023.
House Bill 1525 - Concerning the Eligibility for working connections child care benefits for persons participating in state registered apprenticeships
This bill is a huge deal for our members at the Machinist Institute! Let's be honest, most often than not, when in an apprenticeship program, you are working a full-time job as well and any extra help could make a huge difference. This bill will expand the eligibility for the Working Connections Child Care program benefits to apply to persons in the first 12 months while participating in a state registered apprenticeship when they meet certain additional criteria.This bill passed through both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor with an effective date of July 23, 2023.
That is our update for now and please keep checking in on our page for more updates coming soon!