This year’s Legislative Session began on Monday, January 14th and a slew of Bills have been introduced that affect public employees.
Among the Bills your Union is following include:
HB 1575 / SB 5623: Strengthening the Rights of Public Employees.
This omnibus bill addresses the rights of public employees under the Janus Decision. It provides clarity and certainty for union workers to ensure...Read More
Council 2 is proud to represent many of the people who work in our criminal justice system and put our safety first across the state. In this issue of the newsletter, we’re proud to showcase a sheriff’s deputy that goes above and beyond and a great team of community minded police officers.
Deputy Leiter of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Local 1619-D regularly goes above and beyond in his...Read More
The Washington State Council of County and City Employees and workers everywhere are standing strong with their union after the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME last June. Locals across the state have held membership meetings addressing what the decision means for workers and their union, and have found workers overwhelmingly support their #FreedomToJoin.
Different Locals have...Read More
Council 2 currently represents two Locals in Right to Work Idaho. The City of Coeur D’ Alene Local 433 and the City of Lewiston Local 1124. Both local unions in a voluntary membership state continue to prosper and represent their members with a better than 90% membership participation.
How is it done? They work at it and work at it. The leadership of the City of Coeur D’ Alene Local 433...Read More
Congratulations to Aubrietta McCrone, daughter of Member Heather McCrone of Local 21-I, Issaquah School Bus Drivers. Aubrietta is one out of only 10 winners nationally to be awarded the 2018 AFSCME Family Scholarship, which will provide her with $2,000 a year for 4 years.
Aubrietta is currently a senior at Issaquah High School. She will be attending Pacific Lutheran University, where...Read More
The Governor has taken action on most bills that were passed by the Legislature. Among the bills signed into law were:
Engrossed Senate Bill 6229. New Employee Orientation: This measure requires all public employers to provide a minimum of 30 minutes for Union Representatives to greet newly hired employees and explain the benefits and structure of the Union. Although several employers...Read More