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.
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.
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.
The Local 1857 Hardship Fund has concluded its second year successfully with grants given to 54 members in good standing. The Hardship Fund was an idea borne of the knowledge that this past year our members were affected by economic downturns and fewer available KCLS hours to supplement our paychecks. This reality – combined with […]
May 1st is known as International Workers Day throughout the US and 80 other countries. In the 1880’s, thousands of workers began to strike for an eight-hour work day. The American Federation of Labor (formerly known as the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions) together with the Knights of Labor decided that beginning on […]
Local1857 Main is able to assist Union Members in need with a financial award from a Hardship Fund. We recognize the impact that economic distress and no sub hours at KCLS has taken on many of our peers. This will be the second year we have offered this opportunity. The money is available from a […]
Our libraries couldn’t exist without all of us! Local 1857 Executive Board is celebrating YOU on Library Workers Day.
Looking for our current contracts? You can now find the 2022-2024 Facilities Unit, Main Unit and Page Unit contracts on our website under “About Local 1857” at “Union Contracts.” We encourage all members to take some time to read through them. As always, please contact Union leadership, our Staff Representative or your local Steward about […]