Labor Connections in the Northwest
SAG-AFTRA Seattle is a member of both the King County Labor Council and the Washington State Labor Council and holds a seat on the executive board of the KCLC.
King County Labor Council
2800 1st Ave., Room 206
Seattle, WA 98121
Contact: David Freiboth, Executive Secretary
With over 150 affiliated labor organizations representing over 150,000 workers, the KCLC is the ground level labor organization, assisting King County workers and their unions in struggles for social justice and supporting efforts to organize and bargain contracts. The KCLC is also involved in political endorsement and lobbying within King County. KCLC delegates meet at the Labor Temple on the thrid Wednesday of each month. For detailed news from the KCLC, check out http://www.kclc.org/labor's_voice.htm
Washington State Labor Council
314 First Avenue W.
Seattle, WA 98119
Contact: Jeff Johnson, President
Representing over 430,000 workers statewide through its affilated central labor bodies, the WSLC is our voice in Olympia. Through its political action, the WSLC coordinates efforts to elect state officials sympathetic to the needs of working families, and through its lobbying efforts during session, it works to support legislation favoring working folk. Labor-endorsed candidates are listed at the website. For their up-to-date report, check out http://www.wslc.org/reports/latest.htm (scroll down to the newsletter portion). The Stand – www.thestand.org
815 15th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
815 16th St. NW #206
Washington, D.C. 20006
Contact: Richard Trumka, President
The apex of the pyramid of labor organizations, the national AFL-CIO represents over 13 million workers through its afilliated unions and state and local labor councils. It is engaged in political action and lobbying at the federal level, conducts important research, is labor's representative in the international arena and is part of a coalition of other progressive national organizations. It assists local and state affiliates in important campaigns and struggles. The website is chock full of important information and background.
Washington State Jobs With Justice
PO Box 9662
Seattle, WA 98109
Contact: Jake Carlton or Maya Baxter
Jobs With Justice was founded to take action to serve working men and women, both within and outside of unions. JwJ is thus a coalition of progressive organizations which includes unions, churches, and other organizations. JwJ members were prominently involved in the successful Musician's strike at the 5th Avenue Theater and in the Actors Equity action against Music Man at the Paramount.
King County Labor Agency
2800 First Avenue, Room 115
Seattle, WA 98121
Contact: Nancy J. Holland-Young
The social service arm of Labor, the Labor Agency provides many services to union members and their families and operates a food bank. Confidential and sympathetic assistance for union members when they need it.