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.


Nominate Members, Locals for WSLC’s 2019 Labor Awards

Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO presents awards recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of specific union organizations and individual union members.

Read Article & Download Nomination Forms

Spring Into Action! Contribute to the Peanut Butter Drive

Let's spring into action this season and replenish our food banks for the coming summer with much-needed peanut butter! Download Flyer

Boeing Machinists Union Wins Mid-Contract Pay Raise

The Machinists union has negotiated an unusual mid-contract pay raise for about 16,000 of its members at Boeing, winning a $4 per hour increase of minimum pay rates. Read Article

Union Solidarity Night with the Seattle Storm

Join the 2018 WNBA champion Seattle Storm as they face the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday, June 21st at Angel of the Winds Arena! Tickets | Download Flyer

Dollars on the Margins

For years, when American policymakers have debated the minimum wage, they have debated its effect on the labor market. What most didn’t ask was: When low-wage workers receive a pay increase, how does that affect their lives? Read Article

Let's Take Health Care Off the Bargaining Table

There is a myth that Americans love their health plans and want to preserve them at all costs. No other advanced industrialized country links health care to employment like the U.S. does. Read Article