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.

Toys for Tots Event at Everett Mall on Nov. 1st

The Labor Community Services Committee, in partnership with United Way of Snohomish County, is participating in the 2014 Homecoming Rally & Toy Drive for the Toys for Tots event.

This year's event is Saturday, November 1st, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Everett Mall. Marshawn Lynch's mother, Momma Lynch, will have a special guest appearance at the event.

Please bring new, unwrapped toys for needy children to the event and support Toys for Tots!

Published October 06, 2014 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Boeing Moves 777X Work to St. Louis, Creating 700 Jobs

By Jim Gallagher

St. Louis got a toehold in the commercial jet manufacturing business Monday as Boeing announced that it would make parts for the new 777X airliner at its defense works in north St. Louis County.

The move will mean new jobs, reaching 700 when production is in full swing in 2021 to 2023. It will bring construction jobs sooner, perhaps by year end, as Boeing expands its North County composite materials facility.

The North County operation will build parts of the wing and tail of the 777X, Boeing’s 400-passenger, long-haul addition to its 777 line. Boeing has 300 orders for the plane and is hunting more for a project that should continue through the next decade.

Boeing, which employs about 15,000 locally, chose St. Louis “to leverage the skill of our employees,” said Christopher Chadwick, president of Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security division that is based here.

Boeing considered other sites, but St. Louis “became a real natural” for the work, he said. Read entire article

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