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

WSU Nabs $1 Million Grant to Study Work Shifts of Nurses

From truck drivers to police officers, a lot of research has shown working 12-hour overnight shifts can hurt job performance. A research team at WSU is hoping to quantify those risks for nurses. Read Article

Annual Peanut Butter Drive to Fight Hunger in Snohomish County

Let's spread the love and replentish our food banks for summer with much-needed peanut butter. Buy a Silvertips playoff ticket using this SCLC link, and they'll donate $1 for every ticket sold!

I'm an ASE at UW. Here's What That is, and Why We're on Strike.

They're both students and employees or they're neither a student nor an employee. Their status changes -- in the eyes of a university -- depending on what's better for the school. Read Article

Awaiting High Court Ruling on if Mandatory Dues Violates Rights

Those for and against unions anxiously await U.S. Supreme Court ruling on if manditory dues violate rights. Read Article

MEA Strong: Rallying for a Better Contract

The Mukilteo Education Association showed solidarity at the recent Mukilteo School Board meeting to demand the district honor their contract re-opener, and bargain on compensation.

Head Tax Debate Divides Labor and Trade Groups

The Seattle head tax debate seemingly divided the city, as well as labor groups who usually stand united. Read Article