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.

2017 Snohomish County Labor Council General Election Endorsements

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Union-Related Links

Why Unions?

Wal-Mart Workers' Rights website

AFL-CIO blog


Comcast Workers Organizing Site

Court Tees Up Right-Wing Assault on Unions

The SCOTUS announced that it will reconsider whether public sector unions can require workers who receive benefits of a collective bargaining agreement to pay a fee for services. Read Article

Incomes Rising in Most States, Yet Inequality Isn't Improving

Americans' incomes continued trending upward in 2016, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates. But despite the bigger paychecks, inequality has not improved. Read Article

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

Boeing, Reversing Tide of Cuts, Rushes to Bring Back Retirees as Temps

Boeing has been shedding jobs for five straight years in the Puget Sound region, but this year the cuts seem to have gone too far. Read Article

Unions Aid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

“Morale is great. Everyone is excited to be here and excited to be helping. Operators, Laborers, and Teamsters are all working together with the local municipalities to clean up San Juan”. 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