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

New Study Ranks Washington #1 for Aerospace Manufacturing

High scores for industry, infrastructure and economy pushed Washington to the top of the list in a new report from Price Waterhouse Coopers. Read Article

Worker Wages Drop While Companies Spend Billions to Boost Stocks

Six months after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act became law, there's still little evidence that the average job holder is feeling the benefit. Read Article

Boeing’s Best Option for Building Next Jet is Washington, Says State-Backed Study

The conclusion of an aerospace-industry study will not come as a shock and will certainly be dismissed as biased by some outside Washington state. Read Article

Minimum Wage Increases in Six Cities Working as Intended

The latest look at increased wage floors in six U.S. cities, including Seattle, finds that food-service workers saw increases in pay and no widespread job losses. Read Article

Boeing Calling Back Retirees to Fix 737 Production Snags

Boeing is bringing retired workers back on the job as the world's largest planemaker tries to fix delays at its 737 jetliner plant outside Seattle. Read Article

The Janus Ruling Is a Blow to Public Unions. It's Especially Bad for Black Women

The Supreme Court's decision could weaken unions' collective bargaining power, which has historically benefited women of color more than most. Read Article