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.


Join Us for the Labor Day March & Block Party!

The march begins at 11:00 am on Monday, September 2nd at the Workers Memorial (Pacific & Wetmore). The Block Party begins after the march at the Everett Labor Temple, from noon to 3:30 pm. Live music, kid's area, root beer floats! Download Flyer

Workers Had 3 Options: Attend Trump's Speech, Use Paid Time Off or Receive No Pay

Workers at the Pennsylvania petrochemical plant where President Donald Trump spoke Tuesday were told that if they didn't attend the event, they either had to use paid time off or receive no pay for the day. Read Article

Freedom Foundation Keeps Spending, Failing

One year after Janus, the right-wing group’s plan to destroy unions in Washington and along the West Coast is a complete failure. In fact, it's backfiring on them. The Olympia-based Freedom Foundation has been making frivolous claims about the success of the anti-union campaign it has been running. Read Article

Boeing Hit With Labor Charges in High-Stakes Union Fight

A machinists union scored a partial but significant win in a high-stakes battle to unionize Boeing’s South Carolina facility, thought to be a bellwether for labor’s potential to organize workers in the southern U.S. Read Entire Article

US Construction Workers Are Dropping Dead -- Here’s Why

Signs of a strong economy mean a forest of construction cranes in every city and small armies of contractors and workers digging, drilling and dying in the heat in increasing numbers. Read Article

Unions, States Confront Trump Home Care Worker Rule

Public-sector unions, struck last year by a Supreme Court decision that ended their ability to charge non-members fees, suffered another blowwhen the Trump administration blocked hundreds of thousands of Medicaid-funded home health aides from deducting union dues. Read Article