EVERETT — The Snohomish County Labor Council is calling on union members to boycott The Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer during the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild strike against the papers.
"We would encourage members to drop subscriptions to the two newspapers and to not purchase them at news stands," council secretary-treasurer Mike Sells said in a prepared statement.
The council also asked its affiliates to honor Guild picket lines in Snohomish County. The newspapers have a circulation, news and advertising office in Lynnwood and a printing plant and distribution center in Bothell.
The council voted to sanction the Guild strike Wednesday. The council represents more than 40,000 members of 69 unions in Snohomish County.
Guild spokesman Art Thiel said the striking newsroom, circulation and advertising employees at the two papers were grateful for the support.
"There’s a whole lot of people out there who respect our willingness to make a few sacrifices to get a fair contract," he said.
The strike started Nov. 21.