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


March Executive Board Meeting

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 […]

LTA-At-Large Runoff Election

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 […]

Executive Board Candidate Statements

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 […]

November General Membership Meeting

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

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 […]