Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Washington State AFL-CIO President Sims Appears on PBS

April Sims

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

April Sims (AFSCME), president of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, appeared on the KBTC/PBS program "Northwest Now," where she discussed young workers boosting union organizing, registered apprenticeship programs, non-compete contracts, how racial divisions are stoked to exploit the working class, and other topics. The segment also featured Peter Kuel, president of the Drivers Union/Teamsters Local 117, discussing recent pay raises and workplace protections won for ride-share drivers by their union.

Watch the full segment.