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.
Teachers will wave signs in support of Boeing Machinists during shift changes Monday at the Boeing Everett plant. They’ll wave signs Nov. 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at two intersections near the employee entrance. After that, teachers who work later will show their support outside the Machinist Hall at 8729 Airport Rd.
The sign waving is being organized by the Washington Education Association’s Pilchuck Council, which represents teachers in Everett, Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo, Skykomish, Sultan and Granite Falls.
Watson said teachers, like Machinists, are fighting to preserve basics like health insurance, retirement benefits and their standard of living – including pay. Because of the Washington Legislature, teachers and other school employees have gone almost six years without a state-funded cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
Contact: Arden Watson, 360-548-3446 (office) or 425-750-5414 (cell)
Stand with Walmart workers on Friday, November 29th. Be part of the community protest against poverty-wage jobs and the Walton 1%.
For more information, visit www.BlackFridayProtests.org
RSVP to Elena Perez, 206-359-1885, or changeWAwalmart@gmail.com
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Published Wednesday, October 30, 2013 on the Huffington Post website
by Stan Sorscher
The U.S. is negotiating two huge problematic trade agreements -- one with Europe (TTIP), and another with countries around the Pacific (TTP). Both dramatically extend the NAFTA model.
First, I am 100 percent in favor of trade. Everyone I know wants good trade policies that raise living standards around the world. Equally, I oppose bad trade policies that weaken civil society and harm communities.
In simple terms, trade agreements are about trade -- exports and imports. However, these trade agreements also serve as political, social, cultural and moral documents, which set political and social standards for countries and communities.
These trade agreements regulate countries in the same way that our Constitution regulates Congress, our courts, the president, and our state governments. However, the substance -- the values -- in our Constitution are very different from values expressed in trade agreements.
Our Constitution grants extensive political rights and social protections to people and communities. Our Constitution never mentions corporations -- not once.
In contrast, trade agreements look like a corporate Bill of Rights, full of protections for investors and global corporations, enforced by special courts or tribunals. NAFTA, TTP and TTIP offer lip service and vague promises to people and communities. Read entire article
Stan Sorscher Labor Radio Interview on "Boeing Moving Jobs to South Carolina"
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