Who We Are

Local 1857


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.

Local 1857 currently includes three bargaining units: the Main Unit (organized in 2000) the Page Unit (organized in 2007), and the Maintenance Workers Unit (organized in the 1990s).


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.

Local 1857 Constitution Final Revised 2016

Union Structure

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.


Latest Posts


  • Executive Board Candidate Statements

    November 7, 2019 by

    Hello all, At our November 1, 2019 General Membership meeting, we completed the nominations process for the open executive board positions mentioned in our previous communications. In a bit of exciting news, we have an election for the LTA-at-Large position! The three candidates (Jordan Hoerth, East; Don Isaacs, Bellevue; and Catherine Reece, Northcentral) were asked… Read more

  • November General Membership Meeting

    October 26, 2019 by

    Pizza and Potluck begins at 6:30 Friday, November 1, 7-9pm, Service Center 960 Newport Way Issaquah Agenda includes: –nominations for open Executive Board positions –discussion of contract negotiations –region reorg –any topics brought up by YOU.

  • 2019-2020 Officer Elections

    October 26, 2019 by

    The following positions will be open for nominations at the November 1st General Membership Meeting. Nominations can be made at the meeting, or sent to Vice President Peter Cole. President (two-year term) Treasurer (two-year term) Librarian-at-large (one-year-term) LTA/LA-at-large (one-year-term) PSA-at-large (one-year-term) Page-at-large Position 1 (one-year-term) Page-at-large Position 2 (one-year-term) Maintenance Worker-at-large (one-year-term) All Other Classifications-at-large… Read more

  • Annual Picnic Today!

    July 27, 2019 by

    Hello, everyone! Just a reminder that today is our annual union picnic. We will be meeting in Confluence Park in Issaquah, WA from 4:00PM-7:30PM. Feel free to bring your friends, family, and any food that you would like to share. Local 1857 is going to provide food and drink for all of our members as… Read more

  • Sign Up for Text Alerts

    July 22, 2019 by

    Have you ever wanted more options to keep up to date with your union? Well now you can! We are very excited to announce that local 1857 recently rolled out a new secure text-based notification system for all members. This service will be used to provide our members with reminders of general membership meetings, information… Read more

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