The Snohomish & Island County Labor Council and Its Purpose
The Snohomish and Island County Labor Council is a federation of 63 unions in Snohomish and Island counties. 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.
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Are You a Union Member Needing Help During the Pandemic? The SICLC Hardship Fund Can Help
The newly founded SICLC Hardship Fund offers Union members in need assistance during this crisis. Reach out to your Local's Business Agent for guidance. In response to the hardships caused by this pandemic, the SICLC Council felt it was important to provide fast, local support available to our members.
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Washington Carpenter Revolt Swells Picket Lines
Two thousand Washington carpenters went on strike yesterday, out of 6,600 who currently work under the master agreement with the Association of General Contractors (AGC). Read Article
Snohomish County Adopts State's Strongest Apprenticeship Standard
The Snohomish County Council unanimously passed Substitute Ordinance 20-028 on Oct. 21 to strengthen apprenticeship utilization standards in Snohomish County.
Democrat-Sponsored PRO Act Would Invalidate Right-To-Work Laws in 27 States
U.S. House and Senate Democrats have reintroduced the PRO ACT, a sweeping pro-union bill that would wipe out right-to-work labor laws in 27 states. Read Article
USTR Tai, DelBene Meet with Labor on Worker-Centered Trade
US Trade Rep Katherine Tai and U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA, 1st) met with state labor leaders for a roundtable discussion on the impacts of trade policy on working families. Read Article
House Passes Overtime Pay for Farm Workers
The State House of Representatives passed SB 5172 to make Washington the first state in the nation to bring the 40-hour work week and overtime pay to all agricultural employees. Read Article
Boeing Cuts Flight Training Pilots, Will Outsource Jobs Overseas
The Boeing Company delivered layoff notices to its remaining seven Flight Training Airplane (FTA) pilots and will instead send the critical work of providing on-site training to airline customers to an overseas contract house. Read Article