Local 17 Contributes to Mudslide Relief Fund in Snohomish County
Local 17 has made a $2000 contribution to the United Way of Snohomish County to assist families affected by the landslide in Oso, Wash. 100% of all donations go directly to current and long-term recovery efforts. If you would like to learn more, or personally contribute, please visit the United Way of Snohomish County's Disaster Recovery Fund for Mudslide Relief webpage. Our thoughts are with our members, their friends and family, and all those affected by this disaster in Snohomish County.
Check out Local 17's award-winning video: "We Work"
As part of the MayWorks celebration of labor, the Washington State Labor Council sponsored a video contest, and Local 17's video took second place! Thanks to all of our members who work hard everyday to keep our communities safe and healthy!
Support Transportation in King County - VOTE!
Without voter approved funding, King County will have to make major cuts to Metro transit, and will lack the funds to make necessary road improvements in the county. Local 17 jobs could also be impacted! Visit the Move King County Now website to learn more about the proposition on your ballot. Local 17 recommends a "YES" vote on Proposition 1. Ballots are due on April 22.
Local 17 Scholarship Application Now Available
Local 17 offers an annual $3,000 academic scholarship to dependents of members who will be attending college in the fall. Applicants are evaluated on their academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, and educational goals, as well as their labor-related essay, which is reviewed by outside labor educators. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior.