The Snohomish & Island County Labor Council is proud to announce the creation of an award to honor retired Washington State legislator Representative Mike Sells (D-LD 38) as well as its first recipient.
The Snohomish & Island County Labor Council and Its Purpose
The Snohomish and Island County Labor Council is a federation of 64 unions in Snohomish and Island counties. Those unions represent 42,000 working families for the purpose of bargaining wages/salariesand 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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Everett Mayor’s Veto of PLA Ordinance Harms Workers, City
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It Pays to be UNION. Join Us!
• Union workers' median weekly earnings are 16% higher than their nonunion counterparts
• Median wages for women Union workers are 20% higer than nonunion women
• Median wages for African American Union workers are 27% higher than nonunion African American workers
• Median wages for Latino Union workers are 39% higher than nonunion Latino workers