The Snohomish & Island County Labor Council and Its Purpose


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The Snohomish and Island County Labor Council is a federation of 63 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.

Major Union Launches Campaign to Organize Video Game and Tech Workers

A new campaign launched Tuesday by one of the nation’s largest labor unions — and spearheaded by one of the leading video game industry activists in Southern California — aims to change that. Read Article

U.S. Employers Spend $340 Million a Year Busting Unions

2019 has been a historic year for the labor movement in tech. Google contractors in Pittsburgh unionized. Kickstarter launched a campaign to form what could become the first union at a major tech company. Read Article

Walmart Facing Backlash for Offering Employees Discount Instead of Holiday Pay

Many people on social media expressed outrage and urged others to boycott Walmart because the retail giant reportedly does not pay its employees overtime for working the holidays and instead offers them a small in-store discount. Read Article

Boeing 737 Max Disclosures Put Shareholders Before Workers

Union workers who assemble parts of Boeing’s (BA) 737 Max fuselage are weighing whether to voluntarily leave their jobs, without compensation, and without information as to when the aircraft will go back into production. Read Article

Historic WNBA Labor Deal to Hike Average Salary to $130,000

The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual pay will surpass six figures. Read Article

Boeing Will Halt Renton Assembly Lines for 737 MAX, But No Layoffs for Employees

Nine months after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded the 737 MAX, Boeing finally pulled the plug on the jet’s production Monday. Read Article