The 83rd AFT Washington convention, with the theme "The Future Is Union-Made: We Are The Union!" was held May 18-21, 2023. The convention's delegates passed a number of resolutions, updated the bylaws and standing rules, and set AFT Washington's direction for the next two years. Read on to learn more about our upcoming work. We also have the keynote conversation with April Sims, President of the Washington State Labor Council, and Fedrick Ingram, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFT, for those who missed it!
If you missed the Keynote Conversation at the 2023 Convention, featuring Washington State Labor Council President April Sims and AFT Secretary-Treasurer Fedrick Ingram, or if you would like to watch it again, we've posted it here. It's a fantastic discussion of our theme, The Future Is Union Made: We Are The Union! and of these two key leaders' thoughts on how we build a better future.
The delegates to the 2023 AFT Washington Convention voted to approve amendments to the Bylaws and Standing Rules. You can download the amended Bylaws and Standing Rules here.
The resolutions adopted at the AFT Washington Convention of May 18-20, 2023, held virtually, have been finalized and are available for your review. You can download a PDF of the resolutions here. Please note that the booklet also includes two resolutions passed outside of convention.
AFT Washington recognizes the important work members do for our locals, our communities, and the labor movement. It is the strength, dedication, and commitment by each one of us toward creating better working conditions and communities that makes us collectively powerful.
To this end, the annual AFT Washington Executive Board’s Awards are an opportunity for leaders, members, and staff to honor this work by nominating peers who exemplify the various award categories. You can see the 2023 recipients here.