Local Communicators




Building Local Union Communications

Local communicators’ training has traditionally focused on developing best practices and individual skill-building in the delivery of meeting notice mailing, newsletters, and websites. But in today’s fast-paced social media environment, more and more, local communicators serve as media spokespersons in news interviews, on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. To meet this real-world demand, Council 28’s communicator training has expanded to focus on developing a cadre of local spokespersons.

Council 28 continues to provide online communication support to local unions with free, easy-to-use websites through a program provided by AFSCME and the AFL-CIO called LaborWeb. Training is offered to groups at a location selected by the local, and for individuals at WFSE Headquarters in Olympia.

Local Communicators  have opportunities to improve their skills through our biennial communicator conference, workshops and one-on-one trainings:

  • Communicator Conference held every two years in even years focuses on developing spokespersons and online communicators.
  • Communication Workshops held every two years in odd years at the WFSE/AFSCME Convention addresses basic communication needs for locals and whatever topic is trending most.
  • LaborWeb editor trainings for locals in group setting or one-on-one sessions.

If you’re already a communications volunteer, tap into these training opportunities.


To learn more about building communicator skills in your local, contact Tim Welch, Public Affairs Director, at 800-562-6002 or send us a message using the form below.


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