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

AFL-CIO.org website

AFL-CIO blog

AFL/CIO CEO Pay Watch

Comcast Workers Organizing Site


When Customers Can Skip the Cashier Line, What Happens to the Nation's Cashiers?

The question is whether artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, and other developments will cut job opportunities for people who may have few alternatives. Read Article


Senior Citizens Are Replacing Teenagers as Fast-Food Workers

Amid a tight U.S. labor market, restaurant chains are recruiting at churches, senior centers and AARP. Read Article


One Thing Millennials Haven't Killed: The Labor Union

Despite the association of labor unions with depression-era steelworkers, membership is on the rise for people younger than age 35, according to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read Article


Join SCLC For Union Solidarity Night at the Silvertips!

Let's fill the arena on Friday, Feb. 22nd at 7:35 pm as the Silvertips take on the Seattle Thunderbirds on Union Solidarity Night! Limited discount tickets available, so order now!
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Why Chasing Amazon Was Never Going To Pay Off

Amazon loves playing hard to get. First, they made cities across the country grovel. Now, it seems HQ2 may instead be a pair of satellite offices in Virginia and New York City. Read Article


Google Employees Worldwide Walk Out Over Allegations of Sexual Harassment, Inequality

Thousands of Google employees walked off the job on Thursday in offices spanning from California to Dublin in protest. Read Article