The New State of Unions

There is a new generation of labor organizers in the United States: baristas, warehouse workers, and grocers.

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Mike Sells Labor Champion Award

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.

Mike Sells Labor Champion | 2022 Award Winner

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2023 Labor Champion Award
October 10, 5-9 p.m. at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, Everett

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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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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

Providers at Community Health Center of Snohomish County Vote to Form a Union

About three dozen doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at Community Health Center of Snohomish County voted overwhelmingly to join the Union of American Physicians and Dentists. Read Article

Inside the Battle for the First Union Contract at Starbucks

Doctors and nurse practitioners are worried about providers being shut out from clinical decisions, which hurts patient care. Read Article


Labor Unions, Residents See Economic Impact with New Boeing Assembly Line Coming to Everett in 2024

Boeing’s announcement that a fourth assembly line will be added to their Everett facility to produce more 737 Max aircraft has already gotten a lot of attention. Read Article

High-Paying Jobs That Don't Need a College Degree? Thousands of Them Sit Empty

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree. 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

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