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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Charlotte Murry Presented with the Elsie Schrader Award
This award is presented each year by the WSLC Women's Committee for the advancement of women in leadership roles and/or activism on behalf of women in the labor movement. In 2023, the award was presented to Charlotte, Secretary-Treasurer of SICLC.
Providence Nurses: Conditions at Everett Hospital Still Dire, or Worse
Nurses at the Everett hospital said they’re still underpaid and overworked. A strike might be in the cards if it doesn’t get better. Read Article
Trade Fair Gives Snohomish County Kids Glimpse of College Alternatives
Students from Sultan, Gold Bar, Monroe, Snohomish and Granite Falls school districts attended Trade Up, held at the Livestock Pavilion of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Read Article
Teamsters Announce Historic Contract at UPS
Deal results in higher wages, more jobs, equal pay, A/C, MLK Day, part-time rewards. Teamsters reached the most historic tentative agreement for workers in the history of UPS. Read Article
Starbucks Solidarity at ‘Strike Place Market,’ Corporate HQ
The Starbucks Workers United “Union Is Calling” bus tour culminated with a protest in front of Starbucks’ Seattle corporate headquarters on Tuesday after traversing the nation. Read Article
Everett Mayor’s Veto of PLA Ordinance Harms Workers, City
Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin vetoed the ordinance. In the veto she listed six reasons, most of which were addressed during comment and through the hard work of Councilmembers Vogeli and Fosse. Read Article
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