Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

PCC employees demand better working conditions ahead of new union contract

Lilly Ana Fowler
Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant stands alongside PCC workers on March 13, 2023.

In a hint of what’s to come, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant stood alongside PCC Community Market workers to demand better working conditions. She says it’s part of what will be a new national workers’ rights campaign.

On a drizzly Monday morning, workers for PCC Community Markets – with stores in Burien, Bellevue and other cities – gathered in Seattle. They stood in front of the downtown organic grocery co-op holding signs to call attention to what they describe as low wages and understaffing.

KNKX social justice reporter Lilly Ana Fowler has more, listen above.

Lilly Ana Fowler reports on social justice issues for KNKX. She previously worked for the nonprofit news site Crosscut — a partner of KCTS 9, Seattle’s PBS station. Reach her at

Why Support KNKX?

You depend on KNKX for trusted, in-depth local news, music by knowledgeable hosts and enlightening NPR programs. We depend on members for more than half of our financial support.

Give Today