Contract Results

All three contracts were voted on, and all the ballots were counted and confirmed on December 10th. The breakdown for the contracts was the following:

1857 Main: 213 Yes, 23 No

1857 Page: 58 Yes, 4 No

1857 Facilities: 5 Yes, 0 No

The ratified contract will start January 1, 2022.

Many thanks to the bargaining committee for their months of hard work. And a HUGE thank you to all who voted. Regardless of what you voted for, the union is YOU and you were heard. Thanks to all for attending the listening sessions, to the stewards for answering questions, and for bringing those questions to Union leadership to confirm answers. We appreciate ALL of our Union members!

Contract Ballots Due

Have you mailed your ballot?

Council 2 office must receive your mailed ballot by Thursday, December 9, 2021 by 5pm. Not postmarked by then, but received. Ballots will be counted on Friday, December 10. Instructions on how to access voting documents, and how to cast your ballot were included with your mailed ballot.

If you haven’t mailed your ballot yet, please do so as soon as possible.

1857 Main Executive Board Election Results

Our recent nomination meeting brought on several new Members as we said goodbye and thanks to others. Welcome to our new and current 1857 Main Executive Board!

President – Kim Atchley*

Vice President – Peter Cole

Secretary – Vacant

Treasurer – Victoria Kunze
Page at Large – Kelly Millman
Page at Large – Jess Gray*
LTA at Large – Linda Jarvis*
LTA at Large – Don Isaacs
Librarian at Large – Emily Lofquist
PSA at Large – Rai Yiannakos
Maintenance at Large – Jennifer Duffy
All Other Classifications at Large – Jason Allen
Trustee – Fikret Velic*

*New eboard member! Let them know you appreciate their time and energy on our behalf.

Many thanks to:

● Catherine Reece for her years of good work on the Executive Board representing LTAs.
● Rai Yiannakos for graciously stepping in as Interim President from June–November.
● Anne Shantz for her great work as Treasurer.

Our Secretary position is open and will be filled by appointment by the eboard. If you are interested, or have any questions, please email us at eboard@kclsvoice.org.

Upcoming Member Listening Sessions

Sunday, November 14, 7pmLGBTQ+ Union Member Listening Session for LGBTQ+ members (led by the LGBTQ+ committee)

Monday, November 15, 7pm General Union Member Listening Session for all 1857 members (led by Chief Steward/Vice President Peter Cole)

Thursday, December 2, 7pm General Union Member Listening Session for all 1857 members (led by Chief Steward/Vice President Peter Cole)

To access Zoom links for upcoming member listening sessions locate the “1857 updates” email sent on 11/1 from C2everett in your personal email. If you cannot find the emails please contact eboard@kclsvoice.org.

November Elections!

Please consider joining the Local 1857 Executive Board during this upcoming annual election. This is a significant way to contribute to our Union and to be part of shaping priorities and helping in the vital work of representing our Members as a collective resource.

The following positions are ending their term and open for re-election:

President Two Year Term
Treasurer Two Year
Page at Large One Year
Page at Large One Year
LTA at Large One Year
LTA at Large One Year
Librarian at Large One Year
PSA at Large One Year
Maintenance at Large One Year
All Other Classifications at Large One Year
Trustee Three Year

Nominations will be taken at our General Membership Meeting on Friday, November 5 starting at 7pm via Zoom, or can be submitted in advance to Election Chair Elaine Ang. Reach Elaine at elaine8789@hotmail.com.

Any nominee who does not decline the nomination is assumed to be interested in running. Nominees do not need to be present on 11/5 to be nominated. If only one nomination is received for any open position, they will be elected by acclamation. Any positions with more than one nominee will be voted on by the Local1857 membership via an election conducted by US Mail during the month of November. Common to all positions, is a commitment to meet monthly, currently virtually, on Friday evenings.

Thank you for considering joining the Executive Board. New ideas, perspectives and insight are welcome and good for our Union!