It’s time to vote on your 2015-17 contract!

It’s time to vote on your 2015-17 contract!...

VOTE! When your team reaches Tentative Agreement, a Contract Ratification Kit that includes a summary and voting instructions will be mailed to the home address of record for all members.  WATCH YOUR MAIL! Once  your team reaches tentative agreement, get team specific information here: Central Washington University (CWU) Community College […]

WFSE Wednesdays

WFSE Wednesdays...

Participate on the ground by participating in “WFSE Wednesdays” events. These activities are scheduled in priority districts to increase visibility and deepen relationships with the candidates we’ve endorsed. We provide training so that you’ll feel confident volunteering directly for candidates. Watch for meetings scheduled in your area. If you have […]

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WFSE Spring – get involved.

WFSE Spring – get involved....

‘WFSE Spring’ is a fresh effort to: Support our union contract bargaining teams Negotiate a cost-of-living adjustment (or “COLA”) to help our economic recovery Save our earned benefits like health insurance Engage more members to participate in the important work of building strong contracts Join our voices to make a […]


CC Coalition Updates

BULLETIN: Community Colleges reach agreement!

BULLETIN: Community Colleges reach agreement!...

Community College Coalition reaches tentative agreement! The Federation’s Community College Coalition representing some 3,000 on 12 Community College campuses reached tentative agreement on a new two-year contract at 11:12 p.m. tonight. The agreement includes: • 3% pay increase in 2015; in 2016, employees will receive the greater of 1.8% or […]

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CWU Updates

BULLETIN: CWU reaches contract agreement!

BULLETIN: CWU reaches contract agreement!...

BULLETIN: Central Washington University reaches tentative agreement The Central Washington University Bargaining Team at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 18) reached tentative agreement on their 2015-2017 contract. It includes pay raises and much more. The team recommends a yes vote on ratification. CWU members will receive more information and online […]

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General Government Updates

SPECIAL UPDATE General Government Tentative Agreement details

SPECIAL UPDATE General Government Tentative Agreem...

This is a special update of the Federation Hotline at about 9:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19. More details on the General Government contract Here is the summary of the General Government Tentative Agreement reached with the governor’s office early Thursday morning. At the end of the summary is the complete […]

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WWU Updates

RATIFICATION WWU

RATIFICATION WWU...

CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiations of the 2015-17 Tentative Agreement (TA) for the WFSE/AFSCME Western Washington University bargaining unit concluded on September 16, 2014. Your Bargaining Team recommends that you ACCEPT this Agreement. After you have reviewed the TA Summary, we believe you will agree that good progress was made. We hope […]

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Recent Articles

BULLETIN: Community Colleges reach agreement!

BULLETIN: Community Colleges reach agreement!

Community College Coalition reaches tentative agreement! The Federation’s Community College Coalition representing some 3,000 on 12 Community College campuses reached tentative agreement on a new two-year contract at 11:12 p.m. tonight. The agreement includes: • 3% pay increase in 2015; in 2016, employees will receive the greater of 1.8% or […]

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BULLETIN: CWU reaches contract agreement!

BULLETIN: CWU reaches contract agreement!

BULLETIN: Central Washington University reaches tentative agreement The Central Washington University Bargaining Team at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 18) reached tentative agreement on their 2015-2017 contract. It includes pay raises and much more. The team recommends a yes vote on ratification. CWU members will receive more information and online […]

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RATIFICATION CWU

RATIFICATION CWU

CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiations of the 2015-17 Tentative Agreement (TA) for the WFSE/AFSCME Central Washington University (CWU) bargaining unit concluded on September xx, 2014. Your Bargaining Team recommends that you ACCEPT this Agreement. After you have reviewed the TA Summary, we believe you will agree that good progress was made. We […]

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SPECIAL UPDATE General Government Tentative Agreement details

SPECIAL UPDATE General Government Tentative Agreement details

This is a special update of the Federation Hotline at about 9:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19. More details on the General Government contract Here is the summary of the General Government Tentative Agreement reached with the governor’s office early Thursday morning. At the end of the summary is the complete […]

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BULLETIN VEBA Survey

There is an issue with the VEBA Survey vote data and we are resetting it now. Your username and password will not be active until later this evening. We are working now to resolve the issue and will post here again when the work is complete. Thank you for your […]

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It's time to vote on your 2015-17 contract!

It’s time to vote on your 2015-17 contract!

VOTE! When your team reaches Tentative Agreement, a Contract Ratification Kit that includes a summary and voting instructions will be mailed to the home address of record for all members.  WATCH YOUR MAIL! Once  your team reaches tentative agreement, get team specific information here: Central Washington University (CWU) Community College […]

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BULLETIN: General Government agreement!

BULLETIN: General Government agreement!

General Government reaches tentative contract agreement The Federation’s General Government Bargaining Team at 1:23 a.m. this morning reached tentative agreement with the state on a new two-year contract with the first pay raises since 2008 (at least 4.8 percent over two years), additional 2.5 percent raises for more than 2,800 […]

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RATIFICATION General Government

RATIFICATION General Government

CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiations of the 2015-17 Tentative Agreement (TA) for the WFSE/AFSCME General Government bargaining unit concluded at 1:23am on September 18, 2014. Your Bargaining Team recommends that you ACCEPT this Agreement. After you have reviewed the TA Summary, we believe  you will agree that good progress was made. We […]

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RATIFICATION TESC

RATIFICATION TESC

CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiations of the 2015-17 Tentative Agreement (TA) for The Evergreen State College (TESC) Classified Staff bargaining unit concluded on September 16, 2014. Your Bargaining Team recommends that you ACCEPT this Agreement. After you have reviewed the TA Summary (coming soon), we believe you will agree that good progress […]

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RATIFICATION WWU

RATIFICATION WWU

CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiations of the 2015-17 Tentative Agreement (TA) for the WFSE/AFSCME Western Washington University bargaining unit concluded on September 16, 2014. Your Bargaining Team recommends that you ACCEPT this Agreement. After you have reviewed the TA Summary, we believe you will agree that good progress was made. We hope […]

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UW bargaining updates

UW bargaining updates

9/17: Wow what a day!  A huge thank you to the members who came to Condon Hall (and our supporters from other unions and the community! Your action got their attention and earned special mention from the UW’s lead negotiator. That said the employer seems to be stuck on stupid […]

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WWU reaches tentative agreement

WWU reaches tentative agreement

Western Washington University became the third group of Federation Higher Ed members to reach tentative agreement on a new two-year contract. The WWU Bargaining Team reached tentative agreement on their 2015-2017 contract at about 1:30 p.m., today, Sept. 16. The agreement covers about 444 employees. Here are major highlights: Major […]

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Picture of the Day!

Picture of the Day!
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TESC Classified Staff reach contract settlement

TESC Classified Staff reach contract settlement

The Evergreen State College Classified Staff reach contract settlement The Federation bargaining team for the Classified Staff at The Evergreen State College in Olympia at 5:49 a.m. Tuesday morning (Sept. 16) reached tentative agreement on their 2015-2017 contract. Here are highlights: Compensation: 3% raise on 7/1/15 and another 1% on […]

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We remember

We remember

From AFSCME: It was a profoundly emotional few days, and the wounds from that tragic event will haunt our nation for years to come. The workers at Ground Zero recall how they approached their jobs that day, when we all came together in the face of a national tragedy. We […]

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Spokane East CSO members: COLAs!

Spokane East CSO members: COLAs!
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Community College members raise pressure

Community College members raise pressure

Earlier updates:   Just hours after negotiations ended without a settlement of the contract covering Federation members on 12 Community College campuses, a delegation of Federation and Washington Public Employees Association members trekked across Puget Sound to a special public comment session at the retreat of the State Board for […]

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General Government bargains 9/16-9/17

General Government bargains 9/16-9/17

General Government • Additional bargaining dates have been confirmed for General Government, next Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 16 and 17, in Olympia. • Solidarity events continue around the state to continue the momentum for COLAs and no health insurance takeaways. Go our Facebook page to see photos of the latest […]

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Update: Tacoma Community College Exempt Staff Unionized Employees

At the Sept. 8 session, the TCC Exempt Staff Unionized Employees Bargaining Team reached tentative agreement on two articles. They bargain again Sept. 25.

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COLAs, no health takeaways!

COLAs, no health takeaways!

Shop Stewards gathered this past weekend sent a loud-and-clear message to Gov. Jay Inslee.

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