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Welcome to Local 1857!

When you signed your membership card, you became part of an employee Union that represents approximately 1,000 members at KCLS. Membership gives you the right to participate in decisions that affect your wages, hours, and working conditions. Union members participate in the democratic governance of the Union, and have access to member-only benefits.

Local 1857 is part of the Washington State Council of County and City Employees (WSCCCE), often referred to as Council 2. Council 2 represents 17,000 public service employees across Washington State and Idaho, and is part of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) a 1.6 million member Union with members across the United States and Puerto Rico.

Please see our About Us page for more information about the structure and history of our Union, and our Participation page for ways members can be involved. Below is a summary of the most common information new members are interested in. If you have any questions about union membership, feel free to contact us, or the Union Steward at your work location(s).