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.

Snohomish County Labor Council Presents

UNIONS 101: Learning From the Past, Educating for the Future

When: Saturday October 24th, 2015 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Where: Snohomish County Labor Temple, 2810 Lombard, Everett
Registration: Register by email: or by phone: 425 259-7922
Cost: Free
Registration Deadline: October 12th, Minimum of 10 participants required.

For more information, see class details or download a flyer

Published Sept 21, 2015 on the Teamster's Local 117 website

Teamsters at Sysco Vote 150-0 to Authorize a Strike

“Record attendance,” said Local 117 Secretary-Treasurer John Scearcy, to resounding applause.  “This is serious.  The company is coming after us, but we will be ready.”

The Union hall was packed with Teamsters on Saturday who work at the massive food service conglomerate, Sysco.

We have been in bargaining with the company since July and the temperature of the bargain has reached a boiling point.  Sysco has been playing hardball, coming after members’ hard-earned medical benefits, retirement security, wages, and more.

In the last scheduled bargaining session, our negotiations team made a good faith proposal and we were ready to stay at the table until bargaining was completed, but the company simply walked away from the bargaining table. Read entire article 

Published September 18, 2015 in The Stand

Boeing’s China Plan 'Causes Great Concern'

The leaders of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 say they’re committed to explore all avenues — contractually, legally and legislatively — to preserve and protect Washington state aerospace jobs.

“We understand the importance of selling airplanes to customers around the world,” the union’s leadership said in a statement emailed to members Thursday. “However, the work we do seems to be what is offered as a bargaining chip.

The statement came after news reports that the Boeing Co. has agreed to a deal to establish a jet completion center in China, where Chinese workers would install interiors, apply exterior paint, conduct flight tests and deliver 737s built at Boeing’s Renton plant.

The work is done now by Machinists Union members. Read entire article

TPP: The Next Big Free Trade Mistake

Fast Track Fact #1: Costs Jobs

Trade policies adopted under Fast Track have cost us more than 1 million jobs and contributed to the shuttering of more than 60,000 factories.

Call Congress: 1-855-712-8441 and Say NO to Fast Track

Source: AFL-CIO

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