A project of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC) and its affiliated unions, The Stand was launched on May Day 2011 to restore the kind of progressive populist source of information that once thrived in Washington state, but has disappeared thanks to media consolidation and the zenith of corporate influence on the press and on all levels of government.
The Stand features news about and for working people. Its reports and opinion columns focus on creating and maintaining quality jobs, improving our families quality of life, promoting public policies that will restore shared prosperity, and other things that the rest of us care about.
Quote of the day: "For a worker to refuse to
belong to a union is not to exercise a democratic freedom. It is to
accept benefits that others have worked for without contributing to the
costs. Democracy flourishes only when freedom is accompanied by
responsibility." (Australian Bank Employees Union).