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Reflections on my Council 2 Career: Let’s Take Care of What We Built!

by Chris Dugovich on July 22, 2022
Reflections on my Council 2 Career: Let’s Take Care of What We Built!
Chris speaks to the media during the 1994 Spoke Correction Workers strikeAfter a 40 Year Council 2 Career, President and Executive Director Chris Dugovich Retires Chris Dugovich, who worked for Council 2 over a four-decade career, including over 30 years as President and Executive Director, retired from his position at the April 30 Executive...
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State of Washington Rules that Spokane County Must Negotiate with County Correctional Officers Union

State of Washington Rules that Spokane County Must Negotiate with County Correctional Officers Union

by Council 2 Staff on November 18, 2021
Public Employment Relations Commission confirms state law, adding to Legal losses for Spokane County and the City of Spokane over illegal rollbacks of collective bargaining SPOKANE—The Spokane...
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Union Wins - No Open Bargaining in the City of Spokane

Union Wins - No Open Bargaining in the City of Spokane

by Council 2 Staff on August 16, 2021
Spokane Superior Court Judge Tony Hazel Rules City of Spokane Must Follow State Law and Negotiate with Union: Ruling validates union position that City ordinance calling for “open...
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Spokane City, County Workers Picket for Fair Bargaining

Spokane City, County Workers Picket for Fair Bargaining

by Council 2 Staff on July 13, 2021
SPOKANE (July 13, 2021) — Workers from across Spokane county and city government held an informational picket last Friday at the County Courthouse to speak out about being asked to work for months...
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One Year Into COVID-19, Council 2 Healthcare Workers Show Resilience and Unity

One Year Into COVID-19, Council 2 Healthcare Workers Show Resilience and Unity

by Council 2 Staff on May 21, 2021
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...
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Council 2 Organizes to Help Save Tacoma-Pierce County Public Health Department

Council 2 Organizes to Help Save Tacoma-Pierce County Public Health Department

by Council 2 on May 17, 2021
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...
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Members Take Advantage of Free College Program and Recommend to Others

Members Take Advantage of Free College Program and Recommend to Others

by Council 2 Staff on January 15, 2021
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...
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SmartAsset Ranks Washington’s Unions the Strongest in the Country

SmartAsset Ranks Washington’s Unions the Strongest in the Country

by Council 2 Staff on November 17, 2020
“Leading the way in the study once again is Washington State, which ranks in the top six of the study for six out of the eight metrics we considered. More specifically, 18.80% of workers are in...
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Issaquah Bus Drivers Show Resilience, Flexibility, Solidarity in COVID-19 Response

Issaquah Bus Drivers Show Resilience, Flexibility, Solidarity in COVID-19 Response

by Council 2 Staff on November 12, 2020
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...
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Additional 67 Scholarships Awarded Due to Hardships our Families are Encountering During COVID19 Crisis

Additional 67 Scholarships Awarded Due to Hardships our Families are Encountering During COVID19 Crisis

by Council 2 Staff on July 22, 2020
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...
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Council 2 Workers Step Up During COVID-19 Pandemic

Council 2 Workers Step Up During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Council 2 Staff on June 18, 2020
Spokane – Council 2 workers across Washington and Idaho are keeping local government moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether working from home or adopting new safety precautions, workers...
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On Your Side: Recent Council 2 Contract Wins

by Council 2 Staff on June 17, 2020
Council 2 is on your side fighting for higher wages, better benefits, and strong contracts for its members. Even as the pandemic rages on, Council 2 will continue to fight for the best interests...
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Honoring the People Who Keep Us Safe

Honoring the People Who Keep Us Safe

by County & City Employee on December 14, 2018
Council 2 is proud to represent many of the people who work in our criminal justice system and put our safety first across the state. In this issue of the newsletter, we’re proud to showcase a...
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Union Members Hang Strong

Union Members Hang Strong

by County & City Employee on December 14, 2018
The Washington State Council of County and City Employees and workers everywhere are standing strong with their union after the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME last June. Locals...
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Prospering in a

Prospering in a "Right to Work State"

by County & City Employee Staff on June 29, 2018
Council 2 currently represents two Locals in Right to Work Idaho. The City of Coeur D’ Alene Local 433 and the City of Lewiston Local 1124. Both local unions in a voluntary membership state...
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Major Threat to Council 2 Members

Major Threat to Council 2 Members

by County & City Employee Staff on January 30, 2018
Supreme Court to decide the Janus Case as early as June The Facts About the Janus Case A U.S. Supreme Court case called Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 threatens our union and all working...
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