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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.

Need Help During the Pandemic? The SICLC Hardship Fund Can Help

The newly founded SICLC Hardship Fund offers Union members in need assistance during this crisis. Reach out to your Local's Business Agent for guidance. In response to the hardships caused by this pandemic, the Council felt it was important to provide fast, local support available to our members.

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Déjà vu: Boeing Seeks Concessions From Machinists Indirectly

Boeing has not contacted the union directly about reopening the IAM contract, which doesn’t expire until 2024. Instead, the company has floated the idea to elected officials and the media. Read Article

Boeing Has Lost More Than 800 Orders for the 737 MAX This Year

Though Boeing now anticipates U.S. federal approval to unground its 737 MAX in September, company data released recently shows that in the first half of this year it lost over 800 orders for the troubled airplane. Read Article

Fraudsters are Faking Washington Unemployment Claims Amid Coronavirus Joblessness Surge

As Washington grapples with a tsunami of legitimate unemployment claims, the state also is seeing a rise in attempts by fraudsters to siphon off a portion of the benefits. Read Article

Boeing Cuts Flight Training Pilots, Will Outsource Jobs Overseas

On Friday Sept. 18, The Boeing Company delivered layoff notices to its remaining seven Flight Training Airplane (FTA) pilots and will instead send the critical work of providing on-site training to airline customers to an overseas contract house. Read Article

Probe of 737 MAX Finds ‘Disturbing Pattern’ of Boeing Failures and ‘Grossly Insufficient’ FAA Oversight

An intensive investigation by a U.S. House committee into the causes of the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes reveals new details. Read Article

A 'Huge Victory’ for International Students

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) abruptly rescinded its directive in the face of lawsuits, political pressure, and collective action by thousands of unionized academic workers across the country. Read Article