Local 1857 consists of three bargaining units representing approximately 1,000 King County Library System employees. The Local has its own constitution, holds regular membership meetings, and elects its own officers from the membership.
The Local 1857 constitution outlines membership, meeting structure, officer duties, and standing committees. The constitution may be amended, revised, or otherwise changed by a majority vote of the members voting on such proposed change and such change shall take effect only upon written approval of the AFSCME International President.
WSCCCE – Council 2
Local 1857 is a member of Council 2, the Washington State Council of County and City Employees. WSCCCE represents more than 16,000 employees who provide services to the citizens of Washington State.
Council 2 assigns a Staff Representative to work with Local 1857. This position facilitates the Local’s contract negotiations, and participates in Labor/Management, membership, and Executive Board meetings.
You can click here to learn more about our union’s history and structure.
Your union works hard every day to keep our members safe. These unprecedented times have seen your union representatives hard at work with KCLS, ensuring that we can get back to work in a safe and sensible manner. To that end, Local 1857 has purchased masks for every union member. The outside of the mask […]
Local 1857 celebrates today and recognizes the struggle and effort and success of all workers to organize and advocate for improved working conditions. There is much to be proud of and much more work to be done. Learn about this day of labor history, here. Learn more of our Locals’ history here. Here at KCLS […]
Local 1857 Executive Board celebrates YOU on Library Workers Day.
Local 1857’s March Executive Board meeting will be held remotely on Friday, March 13th from 7-9pm. This change is due to unavailable meeting room space at Service Center, and to comply with current guidance from Seattle-King County Public Health regarding meetings of groups smaller than 250 people. Executive Board Meetings are open to all members […]
Hello all, Thank you all for voting in our contract negotiation and LTA-at-large election a few months ago! As you know our new contract was approved by a vote of the membership and kicked in on January 1st. You may have received a card recently informing you that we would be having a second election […]