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File #: LP2020-004    Version:
Type: Labor Policy Status: Passed
File created: 10/13/2020 In control: Labor Policy Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/8/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: LP2020-004
Title: Implementation of the labor polices workgroup and amending county labor policies.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Joe McDermott
Indexes: Labor Policy
Attachments: 1. LP2020-004, 2. LP2020-004 Amendment 1, 3. LP2020-004 Amendment 2, 4. LP2020-004 Staff Report.pdf
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Clerk 12/08/2020
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Implementation of the labor polices workgroup and amending county labor policies.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS: (if needed)
1. The county's workforce is its greatest asset; it takes highly trained and dedicated people to deliver King County's vital public services.
2. Strong labor relations allow the county to reliably provide a very high level of service to the public.
3. The county as the employer and organized labor as representatives of employees have worked together cooperatively for many years with a shared mission to serve the residents of King County with essential public services and to improve the quality of life for our residents.
4. At the county's annual labor summit on June 26, 2019, the Council passed Motion 15428. This Motion created the Labor Policies Workgroup, which was tasked with recommending updates and changes to the county's labor policies.
4. This workgroup was comprised of representatives of Labor, the Council and the Executive, met numerous times in 2019 and 2020 and developed recommendations to update the county's Labor Policies.
FOR THE FOREGOING REASONS THE FOLLOWING NEW LABOR POLICES ARE ADOPTED AND EXITING LABOR POLICIES ARE AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. NEW POLICY. There is hereby added to the labor policies a new section LAB 1-001 to read as follows:
Guiding Principles: The guiding principles underlying King County's relationship with its employees shall be based upon the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assertion, in his speech to striking Memphis sanitation workers on March 18, 1968, that "All labor has dignity" and "that whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity, and it has worth." King County's Labor Policies and contracts will reflect the values of dignity and worth as guiding principles.
SECTION 2. NEW POLICY. There is hereby added to the Labor Policies a new section LAB 1-002 to read as follows:
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