Service & Solidarity Spotlight: South Sound Labor School Teaches Young People to Organize

South Sound Labor School

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.

On April 5, the Thurston-Lewis-Mason Counties Labor Council and the Pierce County Central Labor Council held a joint meeting of young and emerging members to discuss partnering on a broader labor council project designed to recruit and develop young union members. To date, the Thurston-Lewis-Mason Counties Labor Council has created the South Sound Labor School, which will offer organizing and other training to young members, as well as plan community events designed to attract young adults and families both inside and out of the labor movement, the first being an exciting, new annual May Day event in Olympia, the capital of Washington state.