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.

The Snohomish County Labor Council and the United Way of Snohomish County Labor Advisory Committee are collecting toys for the annual "Toys for Tots" drive.

Please donate new, unwrapped toys.

There are several locations where you may drop off your donation:

• Everett Labor Temple, 2810 Lombard, Everett – The John Noble Room or the SCLC office – Room 207

• Look for the “Toys for Tots” collection box at your place of work/local union or ask your union representative.

• We will also be collecting donations at the Snohomish County Labor Council Meeting/Holiday Party on December 7th at the Everett Labor Temple.

If you have questions contact:

Betty Welsh, Labor Engagement Manager, United Way of Snohomish County, 425.374.5504

Published Nov. 4, 2016 in the Puget Sound Business Journal

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