2020 Worker's Memorial Service

Video of 2020 ceremony

The Snohomish & Island County Labor Council and Its Purpose

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.

Being Compassionate is a LABOR of Labor of love food drive

Show how strong your LABOR Strength is for your community by donating to our local Food Drive!

Are You a Union Member Needing 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 SICLC Council felt it was important to provide fast, local support available to our members.

Find Out More and Apply for Hardship Funds

New Union at Google Invites All Alphabet Employees to Join

Workers at Google and other Alphabet companies announced the creation of the Alphabet Workers Union with support from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) — the first of its kind in the company’s history. Read Article

Snohomish County Adopts State's Strongest Apprenticeship Standard

The Snohomish County Council unanimously passed Substitute Ordinance 20-028 on Oct. 21 to strengthen apprenticeship utilization standards in Snohomish County. 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

Boeing Agrees to Pay $2.5 Billion Over 737 Max Conspiracy

Boeing has agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion to resolve a charge that it conspired to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration during its review of the 737 Max. Read Article

Workers’ Comp Rates to Jump in Amazon’s Washington Fulfillment Centers

Recognizing that working in an Amazon fulfillment center is more hazardous than other types of warehouse work, Washington state’s labor agency announced it will boost the commerce giant’s workers’ compensation premium rates by 15% starting Jan. 1. Read Article

Boeing Cuts Flight Training Pilots, Will Outsource Jobs Overseas

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