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 the purpose 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.


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If Concessions Continue, Connecticut Unions Could Go the Way of Wisconsin

For the third time in eight years, public sector workers in Connecticut have voted for concessions. State employees have sacrificed a total of $7 billion to close budget deficits in 2009, 2011, and now 2017. Read Article


Robert Reich: On Labor, Tragically, Trump was Right

By the time Trump was elected, the typical American household had a net worth 14 percent lower than the typical household in 1984. The richest 1 percent owned more than the bottom 90 percent. Read Article


Canada Reportedly Wants the U.S. to Scrap Its Right-to-Work Laws

According to the Globe & Mail, Canada's negotiating team is asking the United States to scrap its anti-union right-to-work laws as part of an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Read Article


Snohomish PUD Workers Heading to Help with Hurricane Irma Relief

Nineteen electrical workers are on their way to help at least 2.3 million people who lost power because of Hurricane Irma. Read Article


Paul Ryan Picked the Most Awkward Spot to Argue for Corporate Tax Cuts

Uh, Mr. Speaker? I hope you looked around on your Seattle visit. Because there’s probably no place where big business is less in need of a big tax break. Read Article


The Shocking, Unmatched Pains That Wal-Mart Took to Avoid Unions

Wal-Mart managers were supposed to contact corporate headquarters the moment they sniffed even a hint of union activity to get support in quashing labor reform. Read Article