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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

Spring 2012

Legislative Weekend in pictures

by County and City Employee staff on May 14, 2012
During Council 2’s Legislative Weekend in Olympia attendees toured the Washington State Capitol building, spoke with legislators, attended a workshop and committee meetings, heard a talk from a state representative, and received an update on the legislative session. Here are pictures from the event. Council 2 visitors to the Washington...
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Workers seek union security

by County and City Employee staff on May 1, 2012
Fear of budget cuts, staff reductions, increasing furloughs and possible layoffs are continuing to drive non-unionized local government workers in Washington State to join Council 2. It is not...
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Words of wisdom

Words of wisdom

by County and City Employee staff on April 30, 2012
Shortly before he died, Matt Wilson’s grandfather,Wayne Phillips, told him why his working life had improved over the years. Wilson has never forgotten the conversation. “I am really pleased that...
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Hey Legislature: These people have found revenue

Hey Legislature: These people have found revenue

by Council 2 President Chris Dugovich on February 26, 2012
Times have been tough for the past three years in the public sector. In the better than 280 local government jurisdictions across the state wage freezes and cuts, medical insurance that does not...
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Here's how new health care law benefits you

Here's how new health care law benefits you

by County and City Employee staff on February 17, 2012
One of the better things that has happened in the last three years is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, says AFSCME's Director of Collective Bargaining and Health Care Policy Steve...
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Bill targets wrong problem

by County and City Employee staff on February 14, 2012
It can be called ballooning of pension benefits. Here’s how it happens. A few years before some higher paid management employees retire, they assign themselves as much overtime as they can,...
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We must find revenue, Sells tells Council 2

We must find revenue, Sells tells Council 2

by County and City Employee staff on February 14, 2012
The state has to go wherever it can to find revenue to help balance the budget, says State Representative Michael Sells, who represents the 38th legislative district (Everett, Marysville and...
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Big budget cuts still loom large

Big budget cuts still loom large

by County and City Employee staff on February 14, 2012
The big budget cuts — the ones that will have the strongest impact on local government employees — still lie ahead. The State Legislature, halfway through its 60-day regular session, has so far...
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