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
Nearly one hundred Council 2 members took their own time to lobby their Legislators on behalf of your Union. Armed with written material, they met with State Senators and Representatives to advocate for local government employees on the following issues:
SB 6079 – Prime Sponsor Senator Kuderer
This bill would prevent the public disclosure of public employees birth dates....Read More
Supreme Court to decide the Janus Case as early as June
The Facts About the Janus Case
A U.S. Supreme Court case called Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 threatens our union and all working families. This case, which will come before the Supreme Court in February, represents a huge threat to our union. As a member, you are critical to how we defend and protect our union and public services in the...Read More
The 2018 60 day “Short” Legislative Session began on January 8th with a 1 seat Senate Democratic Majority, the first in 5 years. Council 2’s endorsed candidate in the 45th District (Manka Dhingra) captured the seat by a whopping 10 point margin. This was by far the most expensive legislative race in state history with $8 million being spent.
It should be noted that this short...Read More
Thank you to all sponsors and participants from this year’s Scholarship Golf Tournament. This was our best fundraising ever, bringing in a little over $31,750. All proceeds from this event go directly to invest in the future of our members' children. This coming year (2018) we will be able to offer 4 additional $2,000 dependents Scholarships, for a total of 16!
Council 2 2018 scholarship...Read More