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


  • Local 1857 Annual Picnic

    June 9, 2019 by

    Local 1857 Annual Picnic Saturday, July 27th, 4-7:30 PM Confluence Park Issaquah. 655 Rainier Blvd N. Please join Local 1857 for food, beverages, and fun! Children, friends, and family of members welcome. Burgers, hot dogs, and beverages provided by Local 1857. Bring a potluck dish to share if you’d like.

  • Leave Bank

    March 29, 2019 by

    URGENT:  Donate some of your vacation hours to our Local 1857 Union Leave Bank in April!  You can donate as little as 1 hour, but please support the union and donate something.  The union works hard for its member, and this is a time for the members to show their support for their union.  These… Read more

  • Council 2 Scholarships

    January 28, 2019 by

    Council 2 is accepting scholarship applications through March 15th. There are five $1000 continuing education scholarships available for current members, and twenty three scholarships available for dependents of members ranging from $20,000 to $2000. Visit http://www.council2.com for more information and to download application materials.

  • General Membership Meeting

    October 9, 2018 by

    Local 1857 General Membership Meeting Friday, April 26th — KCLS Service Center Food at 6:30pm, business meeting 7:00pm   Come find out more about how to make our union stronger and ways to talk about union successes with your co-workers. Voting for representatives to go to the Council 2 Convention in Tulalip, WA on August… Read more

  • 2018-2019 Officer Elections

    October 9, 2018 by

    The following positions will be open for nominations at the November 2nd General Membership Meeting: Vice President (two-year term) Secretary (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 (one-year-term) Trustee (three-year term) Nominations can be made at the November 2nd General… Read more

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