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Local 120 AFSCME - New Member Information
Congratulations, you have become a member of AFSCME Local 120. Local 120 represents over 700 workers throughout Pierce County.
Member Resources- New Member Letter
- Expense Reimbursement Form
- Mileage Reimbursement Form
- Local 120 Constitution
Local 120 is made up of 7 different Bargaining Groups:
The City of Tacoma
The Tacoma / Pierce County Health Department
The Tacoma Public Library
Pierce County Wastewater Maintenance
The City of Bonney Lake
The City of Orting
The Executive Board is the governing body of the Local. The Executive Board meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. These meetings are held at the Pierce County Annex Building.
The Executive Board consists of :
Sergeant At Arms
7 Policy Chairs
The Local receives a dues rebate from Council 2 (representing all AFSCME County and City Workers in the State of WA). The Executive Board creates a budget for the local and determines how the local's funds will be spent.
The Executive Board has several Standing Committees ( which are open to participation by members of the local):
Legislative/Political Action Committee (which deals with political endorsements, and legislative actions),
Finance Committee ( which creates the yearly budget),
Website Committee (which oversees the Local 120 Website (local120.org )),
Newsletter Committee (which puts out the newsletter)
Holiday Party Committee (which puts on the Annual Holiday Party every December).
Officers are elected for 2-yr. terms at the General Membership meetings held in December of even numbered years.
Policy Chairs and Policy Group Secretaries are elected for 2-yr. terms at Policy Group meetings held in December of even numbered years.
Trustees (conduct an audit of the Local's books once a year and act in an advisory capacity on the Executive Board) are elected to 3yr. terms at the General Membership Meeting each December.
Policy Groups consist of the Policy Chair, the Policy Group Secretary and the members of that Policy Group.
Policy Groups elect Shop Stewards (Member participation is encouraged), Negotiate Contracts and Enforce those Contracts through the Grievance Procedure.
The Policy groups provide information to the members from the Executive Board and to the Executive Board from the members.
Shop Stewards are the backbone of the union, they enforce the contract and provide a two-way conduit by which information flows to the members from the Policy Groups and from the members to the Policy Groups.
Local 120 is a Democratic Organization where member participation is encouraged at every level and every member has a voice in how the Local is run.
Local 120 is currently represented by Bill Keenan and Dylan Carlson the Staff Representatives (Business Representative) from the State Council (Council 2).
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