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WASHINGTON STATE COUNCIL OF COUNTY AND CITY EMPLOYEES  -  AFSCME AFL-CIO  - COUNCIL 2
County and City Employees
WASHINGTON STATE COUNCIL OF COUNTY AND CITY EMPLOYEES - COUNCIL 2 - AFSCME AFL-CIO

Fall 2012

Joining Council 2 pays off for managers

by County and City Employee writer on October 1, 2012
More than two years ago, 130 managers and supervisors at Seattle City Light opted to join Council 2. Their reason: Their jobs were targeted for cuts by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and they believed that being union members could protect them. The group, which consisted of supervisors, strategic advisers and managers, was the highest level of...
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Candidates outline their views to Island County locals

by County and City Employee staff on October 1, 2012
It is not always easy to know where some local election candidates stand on the issues, particularly those relating to county and city employees. For example: How will they handle budget...
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Saunders is great choice for International President

Saunders is great choice for International President

by Chris Dugovich, Council 2 President and Executive Director on September 25, 2012
This year’s AFSCME International Convention held in Los Angeles marked a new era for this union. Lee Saunders, who has served in a host of positions on AFSCME staff and with various councils, was...
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Employee, fired over corrected test paper, is reinstated

by County and City Employee staff on September 17, 2012
It all began when an employee for the Spokane County Roads Department took home his answer sheet from a flagger class administered by a county instructor. The sheet contained the corrected...
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Striking Power: How an employee met union strength

Striking Power: How an employee met union strength

by County & City Employee writer on September 17, 2012
Dianne Smith was introduced to union power in an unusual way. In 1998, two weeks after she was hired as a credit consultant in the Federal Way offices of Qwest Communications, the union that...
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Saunders elected AFSCME president

Saunders elected AFSCME president

by County and City Employee staff on September 10, 2012
About 200 Council 2 members attended the 40th International AFSCME Convention in Los Angeles in late June. They were among 5,000 delegates from around the country who adopted key policy...
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Council 2 endorses Jay Inslee for governor

Council 2 endorses Jay Inslee for governor

by County and City Employee writer on September 8, 2012
Council 2 is endorsing Jay Inslee for governor. “He has shown consistent support for labor, and for our union in particular, and he will do a great job as governor,” says Council 2...
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