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Below: Workers Memorial Ceremony | Trade UP Events Let Teens Try Their Hand at a Variety of Jobs

You Are Invited to Attend the 2019 Workers Memorial Ceremony

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 5:00 pm -5:45 pm in the Mission Courtyard


The Snohomish & Island County Labor Council will hold its annual Workers Memorial Observance on Wednesday, April 24th from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm to honor those who died while on the job or from workplace illnesses contracted on the job.

The Snohomish & Island County Labor Council, AFL-CIO extends condolences to the families, friends and loved ones of those who were lost last year to workplace violence, accidents and illnesses.

The observance will be held at the Workers Memorial located in the Mission Courtyard at the corner of Wetmore and Pacific in Everett.

The program will include speakers and the Memorial Reading of the Names.

If you have any questions, please contact the Snohomish County Labor Council at (425) 259-7922 or

They labored hard for those they loved. Forever remembered, Forever missed.

Trade UP Program Expands to Three School Districts

The Snohomish County Labor Council's Trade UP program is growing! It now has events in three Snohomish County school districts: Marysville, Everett and Edmonds.

Students between the ages of 16 and 18 come to Trade UP events to learn trades that don't involve college. At this age, they don't really know what they want to do, so it's an opportunity to interest them in a trade and give them options. Many kids feel they're forced to get a college education to succeed in life, but it's important to let them know there are other options.

Stanwood Mayor Leonard Kelley came up with the idea for Trade UP and worked with Workforce Snohomish, the Snohomish County Labor Council and local businesses to put it together.

“College isn't for everyone,” he said. “We need to find a way to reach these kids.”