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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 2013

Organizing should be a civil right, economist says

by County and City Employee Writer on July 12, 2013
It’s a good time to rebuild the middle class, says John Burbank executive director of the Seattle-based Economic Opportunity Institute.One way to achieve that, he says, is to strengthen unions. Burbank, who spoke at Council 2’s Legislative Weekend, said that since 1980 workers’ productivity has risen, but wages and salaries have remained...
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Contribute to the scholarship fund!

Contribute to the scholarship fund!

by Chris Dugovich, Council 2 President and Executive Director on June 28, 2013
This year Council 2 will go over the half-million mark in dollars awarded to our deserving kids who are seeking a college education. In 2013 alone your union through its Scholarship Committee...
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Golf tournament to be held July 12

Golf tournament to be held July 12

by anonymous on March 30, 2013
Sign up now for the Council 2 golf tournament, in aid of scholarship funds, to be held at the Chambers Bay Golf Course on July 12. The tournament fills up fast, so avoid disappointment by...
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New PERC director aims at more efficiency

New PERC director aims at more efficiency

by County and City Employee Writer on March 21, 2013
Mike Sellars is on a mission. As the new executive director of the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC), he wants to make the organization more efficient and more transparent. In that...
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Capitol Tour

Capitol Tour

by County and City Employee Writer on February 25, 2013
Council 2 members met in Olympia for the Legislative Weekend in late January. Part of the weekend was a tour of the Capitol. Here are pictures from the...
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Pension plans face threats

Pension plans face threats

by County and City Employee Writer on February 11, 2013
Council 2 saw several improvements passed into law when Christine Gregoire was governor. A major gain was the lowering of the retirement age for Plan 2 from 65 to 62 for 30-year employees. Now...
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Wages up, layoffs down as economy improves

Wages up, layoffs down as economy improves

by County and City Employee Writer on February 11, 2013
City and county employees are starting to climb out of the deep hole into which the Great Recession plunged them. Wages are increasing, layoffs have decreased significantly, and some jurisdictions...
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When disaster comes calling, the cry goes out...'CALL FROSTY'

When disaster comes calling, the cry goes out...'CALL FROSTY'

by County and City Employee Writer on February 11, 2013
It’s just after 8 o’clock on a cold January morning. The telephone on Kimberly Frost’s desk rings. “There’s been a water break in downtown Vancouver,” the caller says. “It’s the main line. Water...
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