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Ratified Tentative Agreement Resources

Ratified Tentative Agreement Resources...

Member voted to ratify the following tentative agreements: Central Washington University (CWU) Approved 51-13 Community College Coalition (CCC) Approved Eastern Washington University (EWU) Approved 97-73 General Government (GG) Approved Approved 3698-481 The Evergreen State College (TESC) Approved 52-4 University of Washington (UW) Approved 524-144 University of Washington Police Management (UWPM) […]

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Open enrollment for your 2015 health benefits starts Saturday

Open enrollment for your 2015 health benefits star...

The open enrollment for your 2015 health benefits opens this Saturday, Nov. 1 and runs until Nov. 30. You can find full information in your October 2014 “For Your Benefit” newsletter sent out by the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB), or go online: http://www.fuzeqna.com/pebb/ext/kbdetail.aspx?kbid=1275 Or http://www.hca.wa.gov/pebb/Pages/index.aspx • Open enrollment is […]

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CA - Childrens' Admin

Some 850 postcards to protect at-risk children presented to DSHS secretary

Some 850 postcards to protect at-risk children pre...

A delegation of DSHS members presented solid evidence that at-risk children face even greater risk if funding is again slashed and crushing workloads and caseloads aren’t fixed. The members delivered some 850 postcards signed by citizens, advocates and line workers urging reforms that add social worker positions, bring manageable workloads […]

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TCC Exempt Staff Updates

At Tacoma Community College: Students, other employees back Student Support Staff

At Tacoma Community College: Students, other emplo...

The growing grassroots community movement in support of a fair first contract for academic advisors, educational planners and other Student Support Staff at Tacoma Community College got a big boost Monday (Oct. 27) when students and other employees publicly backed them in their nearly three-year effort to win a fair, […]

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In Memoriam

In memoriam: Robert William Boneham

In memoriam: Robert William Boneham...

Services for longtime Green Hill School and Chehalis-Centralia Local 862 member Robert William Boneham will be this Thursday, Oct. 30. He died peacefully in his Chehalis home Oct. 16. He was 53. The former U.S. Marine found his calling working toward the rehabilitation of troubled youth, at Echo Glen Children’s […]

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In memoriam: Robert William Boneham

In memoriam: Robert William Boneham

Services for longtime Green Hill School and Chehalis-Centralia Local 862 member Robert William Boneham will be this Thursday, Oct. 30. He died peacefully in his Chehalis home Oct. 16. He was 53. The former U.S. Marine found his calling working toward the rehabilitation of troubled youth, at Echo Glen Children’s […]

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Open enrollment for your 2015 health benefits starts Saturday

Open enrollment for your 2015 health benefits starts Saturday

The open enrollment for your 2015 health benefits opens this Saturday, Nov. 1 and runs until Nov. 30. You can find full information in your October 2014 “For Your Benefit” newsletter sent out by the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB), or go online: http://www.fuzeqna.com/pebb/ext/kbdetail.aspx?kbid=1275 Or http://www.hca.wa.gov/pebb/Pages/index.aspx • Open enrollment is […]

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At Tacoma Community College: Students, other employees back Student Support Staff

At Tacoma Community College: Students, other employees back Student Support Staff

The growing grassroots community movement in support of a fair first contract for academic advisors, educational planners and other Student Support Staff at Tacoma Community College got a big boost Monday (Oct. 27) when students and other employees publicly backed them in their nearly three-year effort to win a fair, […]

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Area Report 10/22/14 (Jennifer D)

HIGHER EDUCATION Your UW/HMC bargaining team successfully reached a tentative agreement with management on September 26, 2014 and the agreement was ratified by the membership the following week.  Your bargaining team put in a lot of time and effort fighting for the membership. UW Main Campus A grievance and a […]

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Area Report 10/22/14 (Amy A)

DTB Issues All represented employees – We filed a DTB on 5/5/14 in response to notice of implementation of ESSB 5173, changes in Holiday designation (faith and conscience). For the current GG contract we signed an MOU on 6/18/14 and the details were communicated to staff, the team and via […]

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Area Report 10/22/14 (Robin L)

ECOLOGY: Central Region Office Move: Active DTB filed on the new Central Region office. We are still waiting for the finalized floor plans, LRO/agency HR indicated they’ll be sending them very soon. During an informal meeting, HR confirmed that the location will be on the SE corner of Alder and […]

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Area Report 10/22/14 (Ed Casey)

Washington State Patrol A demand to bargain occurred regarding the General Order pertaining to privacy. Recent court ruling now requires ALL internal investigative documents and decisions to be released and the WSP policy was to update in accordance with the court ruling. Prior practice was just sustained or founded complaints […]

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Area Report 10/22/14 (Desiree D)

Department of Agriculture Management sent notice that they want to focus on safety practices and equipment.  Management is in process of identifying the specific sections and positions that will be recognized as safety sensitive.  In addition, the appeals for Weights and Measures are being set for hearing.  As you may […]

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Area Report 10/22/14 (Susanna F)

GENERAL GOVERNMENT DSHS Children’s Administration (CA) A DTB was filed 3/6/14 in response to notice that CA plans to reorganize intake processing in Region 3.  This re-org will result in duty station changes for several staff.  A DTB meeting was held on 4/9/14 and a subsequent meeting was planned for […]

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Area Report 10/22/14 (Sherri-Ann B)

GENERAL GOVERNMENT Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals: No Demands to Bargain at this time. Employment Security: We have had several Demands to Bargaining’s with ESD.  We will be meeting with ESD for an informational meeting regarding IT systems.  DTB’s have been held on several layoff issues, i.e. WorkSource and UI […]

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TAKE ACTION Injustice at Tacoma Community College

TAKE ACTION Injustice at Tacoma Community College

Since voting to have union representation over two years ago, Tacoma Community College (TCC) Student Support Staff members have worked with no union contract. They need our help! TCC management has failed to finish contract negotiations with unionized Student Support Services staff. TCC management has refused to grant even the […]

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Collective bargaining debrief scheduled

A debrief on this recent round of negotiations has been scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4 at 9am at the Doubletree Hotel in SeaTac (Grand Ballroom 1). Bargaining team members from all contracts are invited. Please be prepared to give your feedback on the following topics: Bargaining team make-up and elections […]

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RECRUITMENT Council Representative Seattle

RECRUITMENT Council Representative Seattle

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE Seattle Field Office Council Representatives are the “internal organizers” of the union, assigned to membership building and leadership development.  These staff are primarily responsible for daily member contact and activation.  The Council Representative organizes job actions, trains Member Action Team Leaders and Stewards and generally assist in grassroots […]

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Union victory at WSU, Pullman!

Union victory at WSU, Pullman!

Today (Oct. 17) came the results that an overwhelming majority at Washington State University’s Skilled Trades Bargaining Unit 13 voted YES UNION! The WSU Skilled Trades employees voted 62-31 to retain the union and their strong contract. The vote count took place at the offices of the Public Employment Relations […]

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A reminder from Statewide Parks Local 1466

Members of Statewide Parks Local 1466 have an opportunity to select the candidates who will run to become officers to guide the local. Nomination for all offices are open. Those Local 1466 offices are: president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary, trustee, trades executive board member (two seats), ranger executive board […]

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In memoriam: Bobbi Frederickson

In memoriam: Bobbi Frederickson

We have sad news about the passing of someone who was a familiar face around Federation Headquarters for a number of years whose quiet dedication made a difference in most of your lives. We knew her as Bobbi – Barbara Ann Frederickson. Up until just a few years ago, she […]

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Members march on absent TCC president

Members march on absent TCC president

Members march on absent Tacoma CC president: “Quit stalling and agree to a fair contract now!” It shouldn’t take nearly three years for a fair first contract for the dedicated Tacoma Community College Student Support Staff. “Way too long,” said Cristy Yanos, an academic advisor who said she yearns for […]

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TAKE ACTION: Tell TCC President to reach higher!

TAKE ACTION: Tell TCC President to reach higher!

UPDATED MESSAGE: TCC President Transue is failing to “Reach Higher” when it comes to the treatment of the Student Support Staff. THE PROBLEM:  In 2011 TCC’s Academic Advisors, Running Start Administrators, Early Learning, and Career Center Program Coordinators voted to form a union. We wanted respect and basic protections in […]

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Be a political action volunteer

Be a political action volunteer

Help us get out the vote by volunteering for one of our political walks or phone banks. See the events listed in the LPA Calendar (right column) to find a walk or phone bank near you  and then use the form below to sign-up. Or, let me know what day […]

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TurnOutForWhat Campaign

TurnOutForWhat Campaign

We believe that hard work should bring a fair day’s pay and some measure of security when we retire. We believe that women and men trying to make ends meet shouldn’t have to shoulder a higher tax burden than corporations. We’re not heading to the polls to vote specific candidates […]

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