Race & The Labor Movement in WA State
WA state labor has committed to host workshops for affiliates, labor leaders and rank and file members on Race & Labor at 100% of our Central Labor Councils by the end of 2021.  These workshops are part of a broader effort by labor to center communities most impacted and lift the culture shift that we believe is happening here in WA state.  

To scale this work and meet the growing demand from affiliates across the state, we are also recruiting interested folks who have been through our Race & Labor training to become certified trainers in the curriculum. We're recruiting trainers from across Washington and a variety of backgrounds, centering people most impacted, and ensuring geographic diversity.

Join us! Complete this short form and we'll get you connected. This survey is hosted by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and it's affiliated unions, worker centers and constituency groups.  Personal information will not be shared with institutions outside of the AFL-CIO. https://www.wslc.org/race-and-labor/ 

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Background on the work: In 2015, delegates of the WSLC Labor Council voted to pass our first resolution on Race & The Labor Movement.  It states that “race and the course of organized labor are inextricably bound and have been since workers made their first appearance on the shores of North America.” It enumerates our current challenges — that “organized labor needs to develop a robust counter narrative to that offered by right-wing populism and has yet to do so.” And it lays out the work we must take on — that “unions need to integrate racial justice into every area of their organization… to wholeheartedly combat the divide and conquer strategy of our enemies." We answer that call and find the work of anti-racism in our movement is needed now more than ever.
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The WLSC is committed to equity. As defined by our Race and Labor 3.0 Resolution - developing best practices on the collection of demographic information of union members - please voluntarily fill out the below personal information to help us move forward with our equity work. Thank you.
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