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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
By Council 2 Deputy Director Pat Thompson,
April 3, 2019
A little spring snow storm didn’t stop nearly a hundred Council 2 members from making their way to the Capital March 8th. This year all the action was on the floor in both the House and the Senate so our member/lobbyist sent in notes and asked lawmakers to step out for a moment to discuss issues important to our Union. Among the Bills that we focused on were: SSB 5623 Strengthening the Right...Read More
By Council 2 Deputy Director J. Pat Thompson,
February 13, 2019
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
By County & City Employee,
December 14, 2018
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
By County & City Employee,
December 14, 2018
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
By County & City Employee Staff,
June 29, 2018
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