The Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO,

is the central body of labor organizations in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties, Washington. We are affiliated with the National AFL-CIO, the central labor organization in the United States, representing more than 13 million working people. Over 21 organizations (see affiliates) belong to the Council, and several thousand working men and women belong to Council-affiliated organizations. United, we are a voice for the interests and needs of working people in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties.




Once you have registered as a member, you will receive a password to view private member information like meeting notes. 

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Our News

Get the latest info on our organized events, meetings, rallies and much more.  Show your support for local union companies.

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View our recommendations for selected races in Whatcom and Skaget counties for the November 2015 general election.

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Interactive news and opinion from Washington State that hasn’t gone through the corporate filter of the for-profit media.

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Core Responsibilities

Assist workers and their unions in the struggle for social and economic justice

Lobby, endorse and involve working people in the political process

Unite with community allies who are also struggling for justice

Advocate and support laws that protect working people

Support efforts to organize and bargain fair contracts