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

Winter 2012

Filing a grievance? Check the contract

by County and City Employee staff on January 20, 2013
When filing a grievance, you should always check it against the terms of the contract. That’s the advice of Council 2 Senior Counsel Audrey Eide, who spoke at the presidents’ conference in Chelan in October. “By doing so you will be able to determine the articles of the contract that are violated,” she said. “Checking the terms in the...
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Bargaining moves from furloughs to layoffs

by anonymous on January 13, 2013
When the bargaining committee for newly unionized workers at the City of Arlington met with management to bargain their first contract recently, the budget crunch forced furloughs to the forefront...
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Retiring after 44 years of service

Retiring after 44 years of service

by County and City Employee writer on January 13, 2013
Two aspects of his working life set Joe Frisino apart from almost everyone else. The first is that he has just retired from the King County Medical Examiner’s Office after doing the same job...
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Wrongly fired employee awarded interest on back pay

by anonymous on January 6, 2013
An arbitrator has awarded interest on back pay to a grievant found to have been incorrectly fired. The grievant, an employee for the Spokane County Roads Department, inadvertently took home his...
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Time for a reasonable revenue increase

by Chris Dugovich, Council 2 President and Executive Director on January 6, 2013
THIS IS THE TIME year when counties and cities are in the process of finalizing the budgets for the next calendar year. Dollars continue to shrink and everyone in their respective jurisdictions...
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Library staff join Council 2

by County and City Employee writer on December 28, 2012
FIFTY-FIVE EMPLOYEES of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library have joined Council 2. The group includes librarians and supervisors, confirming a growing trend in Council 2 for managers to be...
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Council 2 considers filing unfair labor practice charge against Spokane County

by County & City Employee writer on December 14, 2012
Council 2 is to file an unfair labor practice against Spokane County over its plans to move 250 inmates out of the Geiger jail facility to a facility in Kennewick in Benton County. The county...
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Legislative weekend set for January

by anonymous on November 26, 2012
Council 2’s Legislative Weekend — a popular once-a-year event on the union’s calendar — will be held from January 24 through 26 next year. During the weekend, members tour the Capitol where they...
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Council 2 welcomes election results

Council 2 welcomes election results

by County and City Employee writer on November 26, 2012
FOR THE MOST PART, the election results were good news for labor in general and Council 2 in particular.“The stakes were very high in this election at the state as well as the national level,”...
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