Mason County – Only a small number of Council 2 members work in hospitals and the healthcare field – but for those workers, the last year has been a challenge unlike any before.
While everyone has had to make sacrifices and adjust to new working conditions and safety precautions, healthcare workers at the Mason Health hospital have dealt with all of the above while at the same time serving on...Read More
Local public health departments have played an irreplaceable role throughout the pandemic – providing information, supplies, and support, coordinating COVID response, and now helping lead efforts to distribute the vaccines that are key to returning life to some sense of normalcy.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has been essential to keeping communities safe in Washington’s...Read More
The historic legislative session of 2021 has come to an end! The WA State Legislature has been working remotely which has made their work much more challenging. That said - they avoided COVID-19 spreading in the people’s house, all while maintaining relatively easy access to the legislative process for the public. Given that the WA State Legislature has also been known to extend the...Read More
Council 2 members are taking advantage of AFSCME’s free college program, and encouraging others to enroll as well.
Carrie Caffrey, City of Bothell Public Works Department staff and President of Local 3845, recommends the program to all her fellow members after enrolling in the program herself. Caffrey, who didn’t have the opportunity to attend college growing up, recently graduated with a...Read More
In early March, when school was canceled throughout Washington, Issaquah bus drivers weren’t sure what was coming next. Since then, drivers have been tasked with a variety of projects, including delivering meals for low-income families, transporting laptops and mobile hotspots for remote learning, and some are now driving students who are in special needs programs.
Even with students taking...Read More
Council 2 realizes that unique times call for unique actions. With the current COVID-19 pandemic and economic difficulties that have touched almost everyone who is a member of Council 2 and their families, the Union is awarding the following 62 additional dependent scholarships and 5 continuing education awards, for a total of $32,250: First