The Snohomish County Labor Council and Its Purpose

The Snohomish County Labor Council is a federation of 63 unions in Snohomish County. Those unions represent 42,000 working families for thepurpose of bargaining wages/salaries and working conditions with their employers.

The Labor Council and its member unions are dedicated to helping workers organize their workplaces so that they are ensured economic justice and dignity.

Published: Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Everett Herald


EvCC, Teachers Union Settle Legal Dispute

By Rikki King, Herald Writer

EVERETT — After four years, a legal battle has ended between Everett Community College and the teachers union.

The college spent about $300,000 in back pay, benefits and interest to four college counselors who lost their jobs in 2010. The college also offered the counselors their jobs back, and two have accepted. They start Monday, according to the union’s attorney, Jon Rosen of Seattle.

Rosen called the outcome “a really good win for working people.”

“It was a long battle, and hopefully everyone is the better and the wiser for it,” he said.

A state labor-management board and a Snohomish County Superior Court judge previously ruled that the college improperly reassigned work usually done by union members to nonunion employees, without giving the union the chance to negotiate the changes. Read entire article


Local Labor Community Leads Amazing Peanut Butter Drive

For the past several months, the Snohomish County Labor Advisory Committee has been working with United Way of Snohomish County and the local labor community on a peanut butter drive.

The drive ended today, and the results were amazing, with 1,573 jars collected for Volunteers of America Western Washington!

Pictured here: Members of AFSCME 109, PTE 17, IBEW 191, the Labor Advisory Committee at United Way of Snohomish County and the Snohomish County Labor Council after today's peanut butter drive wrap-up event. — with Brandon Hemming, Jason Redrup, Mike Sells, Dennis Smith, Ann Seabott and Darrel McLaughlin.


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