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WASHINGTON STATE COUNCIL OF COUNTY AND CITY EMPLOYEES
AFSCME AFL-CIO  - COUNCIL 2
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By Council 2 Staff,
March 12, 2020
The 60 day Legislative Session ended on the 12th with your Union’s priority bills being delivered to Governor Inslee for his signature. HB 1888 – Protecting Employee Privacy Our main focus this session was to prevent employee birthdates and photos from being released by employers through the Public Disclosure Process. The bill ran into a temporary set-back when nearly all the...Read More
By Council 2 Staff,
March 2, 2020
Your Union’s effort to prevent the disclosure of public employee birthdates and personal photos continues to advance through the Legislative process. In fact, it’s gaining strength. The bill was voted out of the Senate State Government Committee with a unanimous bipartisan vote. It is now before the Senate Ways and Means Committee and was heard on Friday evening, February 28. There...Read More
By Council 2 Staff,
February 18, 2020
On Friday, February 14th, HB 1888 was passed by the House of Representation on a strong bipartisan vote, 91 Yes - 7 No. In short, the bill expands the current protections that Law Enforcement Officers have to ALL public employees. It would prohibit employee birth dates and photos from being disclosed to anyone outside the news media. In addition, it mandates that employees and their Unions be...Read More
By Council 2 Staff,
February 3, 2020
The scheduled 60 day “Short” Legislative Session is off to a fast start with over 2,500 bills introduced for consideration. Your Union has been engaged in legislation that affects your wages, hours and working conditions and promoting the importance of Local Government in delivering the vital services our State’s citizens rely on. SB 1888 – Protecting Public Employee Privacy As...Read More
By Council 2 Staff,
January 13, 2020
Tell them to Help Protect Your Privacy Support HB 1888 As you may have heard, the Washington Supreme Court recently ruled that yet another piece of your private information can be released through the Public Disclosure process. The Court ruled that as written, the law requires all public employers to release birthdates of their employees upon request. The Anti-Union Freedom Foundation has...Read More
By Council 2 Deputy Director J. Pat Thompson,
May 2, 2019
As this session wrapped up this year, we are happy to report that several measures important to our members are on their way to becoming law. Nearly 100 members went to the Capital this year and our agenda included several priorities. Happily, most will become law upon Governor Inslee’s signature. SHB 1575 – Strengthening the Rights of Workers through Collective Bargaining This omnibus bill...Read More