Speaker Bios

April Sims

April Sims (she/her) was elected President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO by its affiliated unions in October 2022 and sworn in to begin her four-year term in January 2023. She is the first woman to be elected WSLC president and the first Black woman elected to the presidency of an AFL-CIO state federation. As President, Sims is the chief executive officer of the council, supervises all of its activities and staff, and leads Washington’s largest union organization representing more than half a million union members.

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