Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a statement on the election of Larry Brown as president of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and April Sims as secretary treasurer.
“I offer my congratulations to Larry who is known to Washingtonians for his work on behalf of Boeing machinists and as a strong leader in our state's community college system. I congratulate April on her new role and know that she has spent her career in the labor movement as an advocate for workers.
"These leaders have already demonstrated their strong commitment to workers, social justice and shared economic growth. I look forward to working with both of them and their members to continue to strengthen, grow and develop Washington as a place that works for everyone.
“I thank Jeff Johnson for his years of dedicated service at WSLC, including his effective and strong tenure as president. I wish him the very best in his much-deserved retirement, and I know that Larry and April will continue to build on his efforts that have helped make Washington a great place for workers.”