“Leading the way in the study once again is Washington State, which ranks in the top six of the study for six out of the eight metrics we considered. More specifically, 18.80% of workers are in unions, the third-highest rate in this study. Washington ranks second overall for the four-year change in union membership, which increased by 27.63% from 2015 to 2019. The average annual wage for...Read More
In early March, when school was canceled throughout Washington, Issaquah bus drivers weren’t sure what was coming next. Since then, drivers have been tasked with a variety of projects, including delivering meals for low-income families, transporting laptops and mobile hotspots for remote learning, and some are now driving students who are in special needs programs.
Even with students taking...Read More
Council 2 realizes that unique times call for unique actions. With the current COVID-19 pandemic and economic difficulties that have touched almost everyone who is a member of Council 2 and their families, the Union is awarding the following 62 additional dependent scholarships and 5 continuing education awards, for a total of $32,250: First
Spokane – Council 2 workers across Washington and Idaho are keeping local government moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether working from home or adopting new safety precautions, workers are putting community first during this trying time. One important example are employees at the Spokane County Jail, who have successfully balanced their work with public health recommendations and...Read More
Council 2 is on your side fighting for higher wages, better benefits, and strong contracts for its members. Even as the pandemic rages on, Council 2 will continue to fight for the best interests of city and county employees. Some recent wins include:
Pierce County Wastewater, Local 120-W: Council 2’s bargaining team went to the table in mid-2019, as Jason Main, Mark Newport, and Abbie Zulock...Read More
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