King County Labor Day Picnic

Join Local 1857 and Local 2083 (Seattle Public Library) at the King County Labor Council’s Labor Day Cookout in Tukwila!

Monday, September 4th, 11am-3pm
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila 98168

BBQ + plenty of kid-friendly activities, including a bouncy house!

The Puget Sound Labor Agency will be hosting a silent auction, and several unions and community partners will have tables with information on how to deepen your experience within each organization.

Main Unit Final Offer

View the full final offer from KCLS for the main unit contract.

View the summary of changes for the main unit offer.

After 11 months of bargaining, KCLS and Local 1857 did not reach agreement on wages or medical benefits.  The offer you are voting on includes KCLS’ final offer on those two topics.  The bargaining committee feels that these proposals are too much of a takeaway, and will open the door to even more drastic changes to benefits in future years.  We are recommending that the membership vote no on this offer.

Regional Meeting – North End

Tuesday, July 14th, 5-7pm
Local 1857 Regional Meeting – North End
Round Table Pizza
17600 140th Ave NE, Woodinville

This is a drop-in meeting where any member can bring any topics or concerns to the union, meet our staff representative, Mary Louis, and discuss our upcoming contract negotiations.

Safety and Security Presentation

During the public comment portion of the May 2014 KCLS Board of Trustees meeting, Local 1857 made a presentation to the board about safety and patron behavior in KCLS libraries.  You can read the full presentation here.

Local 1857 and KCLS have made safety and patron behavior the next topic of our Joint Labor Management Committee. Check the executive board meeting minutes for regular updates from the committee meetings.