Write to support KCLS workers

King County Library System’s administration is fighting to keep its workers from receiving a fair contract. We need to show them that King County cares about its Library Workers, and will fight for them.

Please email the following three addresses.

Gary Wasdin, Library director, gawasdin@kcls.org

Cynthia McNabb, Human Resources Director, cjmcnabb@kcls.org

Library Board of Trustees, boardoftrustees@kcls.org

Sample email

Subject: Thank you and keep it up!

Hello,

I first wanted to take the time to say thank you. I really care about the treatment of King County Library workers; and I was so glad to hear that you will be paying your employees their 2016 cost of living increases in full.

I hope as negotiations continue you will make appropriate Cost of Living Adjustments so that workers will not take a loss in pay, due to increased out of pocket medical benefits you are offering them. I hope that KCLS will recognize that Pages deserve benefits, and for KCLS to begin offering more 20-hour page positions.

Thank you for supporting you staff, I look forward to hearing more positive news from library workers about your willingness to meet their reasonable demands, and your continued efforts to give them a fair contract.

Thank you,

(Your Name)

Call in to support King County Library Workers!

King County Library System’s administration is fighting to keep its workers from receiving a fair contract. We need to show them that King County cares about its Library Workers, and will fight for them.

On February 8, between the hours of 9am and 5pm, please call the following two KCLS administrators. Leave a voicemail if you do not get to speak with them directly.

Gary Wasdin, Library Director, 425.369.3232

Cynthia McNabb, Human Resources Director, 425.369.3207

Hello, I was hoping to speak with (their name). My name is (your name). I first wanted to take the time to say thank you. I really care about the treatment of King County Library workers; and I was so glad to hear that you will be paying your employees their 2016 cost of living increases in full.
 
I hope as negotiations continue you will make appropriate Cost of Living Adjustments so that workers will not take a loss in pay, due to increased out of pocket medical benefits you are offering them. I also hope that KCLS will recognize that Pages deserve benefits, and for KCLS to begin offering more 20-hour page positions. 
 
Thank you for supporting you staff, I look forward to hearing more positive news from library workers about your willingness to meet their reasonable demands, and your continued efforts to give them a fair contract.

(Please feel free to change this script to make it sound more like you!)

Want to do more? Please check out all the support actions you could be participating in here!

For more information about KCLS Union struggles go here! Contract Informational Flyer

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.