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.

Boeing Machinists Union Wins Mid-Contract Pay Raise

The Machinists union has negotiated an unusual mid-contract pay raise for about 16,000 of its members at Boeing, winning a $4 per hour increase of minimum pay rates. Read Article

Airline Mechanics Feel Pressured to Overlook Potential Safety Problems: "Accidents Will Happen"

Airline mechanics say they feel pressured by management to look the other way when they see potential safety problems on airplanes, an eight-month-long CBS News investigation reveals. Read Article

While Everyone Was Focused on the Shutdown, the White House Rolled Back Worker Safety Rules

President Donald Trump may have run his 2016 campaign as a champion of the working class, but his administration seems to be chipping away at worker protections. Read Article

Let's Take Health Care Off the Bargaining Table

There is a myth that Americans love their health plans and want to preserve them at all costs. No other advanced industrialized country links health care to employment like the U.S. does. Read Article

Dollars on the Margins

For years, when American policymakers have debated the minimum wage, they have debated its effect on the labor market. What most didn’t ask was: When low-wage workers receive a pay increase, how does that affect their lives? Read Article

Teamsters Vote to OK Strike at Industrial Container Services

Teamsters at Industrial Container Services (ICS), a steel drum and container supplier in Seattle, are not backing down. After months of being bullied by their employer in contract negotiations, the group is fighting back. Read Article