The Snohomish County Labor Council and Its Purpose

The Snohomish County Labor Council is a federation of 63 unions in Snohomish County. 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.

Union-Related Links

Why Unions?

Wal-Mart Workers' Rights website

AFL-CIO blog


Comcast Workers Organizing Site

AT&T Wireless, Wireline and Direct TV Workers on Strike

AT&T workers who are members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) walked off the job, protesting AT&T’s failure to present serious proposals that invest in good jobs with a future. Read Article

House Threatens Everyday Americans with Trumpcare

The House of Representatives voted to make your health care worse. The bill wouldn’t replace Obamacare with something better, as they promised; it would undermine it.

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What Have Unions Done for Us?

What have unions done for us lately? Other than give us Labor Day, and a three-day weekend to start football season.

The answers may surprise you.

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Unions to McMorris Rodgers: Shame on You

Unions in Washington state that represent people who work in the health care industry bought a full-page ad in The Spokesman-Review headlined “Shame on you, Cathy”. Read article

Report: Minimum Wage Hikes Have Never Killed Jobs

A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 should put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest.

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Employers Steal Billions From Workers' Paychecks Each Year

Survey data show millions of workers are paid less than the minimum wage, at significant cost to taxpayers and state economies. Read Article