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.

As Boeing Shuts Down, an Employee’s Family is Left to Grieve

To his family, Elton Washington is much more than a statistic in the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Read Article

Living Without a Living Wage

At the ever-growing bottom of the American economy, a low-wage worker becomes a minimum-wage activist. Read Article

American Airlines Reaches $4.2 Billion Deal With Mechanics and Fleet Service

A tentative contract agreement has been reached with the unions representing its mechanics and fleet service workers that boosts profit sharing and caps offshore work. Read Article

Where Coronavirus Crisis Has Hit Workers the Hardest

During the coronavirus pandemic, job losses from the escalating public-health crisis haven’t hit evenly across the state. Read Article

State's Healthcare Unions Demand Necessary Protective Equipment

Largest hospital and clinic unions call for highest possible level of personal protec­tion for caregivers during COVID-19 outbreak. 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