The Snohomish and Island County Labor Council is proud to announce the creation of the Mike Sells Labor Champion Award, which will be presented for the first time on Oct. 25, 2022, and annually to a deserving recipient who has carried on in Rep. Sells legacy as a champion of organized labor and public service here in Western Washington.
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/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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Amazon Workers at New York Warehouse Vote to Form Company’s First U.S. Union
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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