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

Summer 2013

Council 2 adds 109 new members

by County & City Employee staff on September 9, 2013
Council 2 has added 109 new members this year. Details: • About 35 City of Seattle prosecuting attorneys joined the union in mid-March. Until joining the union they were an employee association represented by a private attorney. “For nearly two years they were in negotiations that were going nowhere, so they felt the time had come to...
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Conditions improving for Council 2 members

by County and City Employee Writer on August 31, 2013
As the economy continues to improve, conditions are getting better for labor in Washington state, President/Executive Director Chris Dugovich told the 200 members and guests who attended the June...
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Getting back to normal may take time

Getting back to normal may take time

by Chris Dugovich, Council 2 President and Executive Director on August 26, 2013
This year’s Council 2 Convention went far in outlining our victories and the challenges that this union faces in the coming years. We are now at the tail end of what was clearly the greatest...
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Arlington employees ratify contract

by County and City Employee Writer on August 25, 2013
Some 55 City of Arlington employees have ratified their first-time contract, which covers 2012 and 2013. The contract took some time to negotiate. After first negotiations began early last year,...
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The original newspaper in PDF format

by anonymous on August 24, 2013
Download the original version of the newspaper in PDF format.
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Public sector plans at risk, but Council 2 plans safe — for now

Public sector plans at risk, but Council 2 plans safe — for now

by County and City Employee Writer on August 24, 2013
Defined benefit plans, which have all but disappeared from the private sector, are under attack in the public sector, says AFSCME Collective Bargaining Director Steve Kreisberg. “It is...
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'We don't work for ME, we work for WE'

'We don't work for ME, we work for WE'

by County & City Employee staff on August 8, 2013
Until this year, Carol Travis had attended every Council 2 biennial convention since 1985. That’s 14 conventions covering 28 years — without interruption. But she broke this impressive record...
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Quotes from the 51st Council 2 Convention

by anonymous on August 3, 2013
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Resolutions adopted at 51st convention

by anonymous on August 3, 2013
Here is the full list of the resolutions that were adopted at Council 2's 51st Convention, which was held in Spokane from June 7 to 9, 2013, and was attended by 200 union members and guests...
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Pictures from the 51st Council 2 Convention

by anonymous on August 2, 2013
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'Labor must fight back'

'Labor must fight back'

by County & City Employee staff on August 1, 2013
The American labor movement is at a critical juncture, AFSCME President Lee Saunders told the Council 2 convention in June. As a result, union members must defend their rights as never before. “I...
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