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 […]continue reading
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 […]
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 Community and Technical […]
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 […]
At the Sept. 8 session, the TCC Exempt Staff Unionized Employees Bargaining Team reached tentative agreement on two articles. They bargain again Sept. 25.
Shop Stewards gathered this past weekend sent a loud-and-clear message to Gov. Jay Inslee.
EWU reaches tentative contract agreement with COLAs totaling 4%, $150 bonus, more The Eastern Washington University Bargaining Team at 6:31 p.m. Monday night (Sept. 8) reached tentative agreement on their 2015-2017 contract with cost-of-living adjustments totaling 4 percent over the two years with a signing bonus, and more. Under the […]
The momentum to get Gov. Inslee to take the General Government contract compensation negotiations seriously shifts to Spokane tomorrow when Ecology members hold a Solidarity/It’s COLA time/No Healthcare takeaways event, Noon-1 p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 10, outside the Ecology building at 4601 N. Monroe, Spokane. Early alert for other contract […]
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON It’s down to the wire at the University of Washington. Here’s the UW Bargaining Team’s report: On Friday (Sept. 5) we met with management for what turned out to be only a presentation by Greg McNutt of Milliman (the Seattle-based firm that does a custom salary survey […]
For those signed up for the Federation’s 2014 Howard Ocobock Memorial Family Campout at Brooks Memorial State Park north of Goldendale: You can check in starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12. Check-out is at 11 a.m. Sunday. It’ll be a weekend of fun. If you have questions, call […]
Bernethy named “Laurie Merta Shop Steward of the Year” Ginger Bernethy, a Local 443 Employment Security steward and activist and leader in the joint employee engagement effort in her agency, was awarded the Federation’s 2014 “Laurie Merta Shop Steward of the Year Award” Saturday night (Sept. 6) at this year’s […]
Members at American Behavioral Health Systems today (Sept. 5) voted to ratify their new two-year contract on a vote of 62-6. Voting took place in Chehalis and Mission-Spokane. More on the agreement from a previous post: http://www.wfse.org/abhs-members-reach-tentative-agreement-on-new-contract/
Standing strong for a fair contract in Aberdeen and Grays Harbor Local 970.
Members at Kennewick L&I on Sept. 2 participated in the first of multiple events around the state to show solidarity for a fair contract. They enjoyed coffee and pastries and made phone calls to Governor Inslee to encourage him to tell his team to bargain a fair contract for state […]
Community College Coalition. Here is that team’s report after Thursday’s session (Sept. 4): “Your team has worked very hard on keeping the priorities up front while working on furthering the completion of the contract. We have reached tentative agreement on another 13 articles: Article 4 Hiring and Appointments Article 11 […]
Two days of marathon negotiations ended at 12:18 a.m. Friday morning as the General Government Bargaining Team told Gov. Jay Inslee’s team there could be no settlement today. Our chief negotiator, AFSCME’s Steve Kreisberg, who has seen post-recession settlements across the nation, spoke for the entire team when he told […]
As summer nears its end, we recognize several locals that have sent us photos of their summertime annual picnics, like these from the Aug. 23 Ellensburg Local 1301 picnic at South Cle Elum Park.
Department of Agriculture, DSHS Children’s, Colfax CSO, Clarkston Children’s and Colfax DOT members stand up for a fair contract with COLAs!
Grassroots groups of Federation members have been visiting with their respective managements in an informal engagement effort and listening tour. • A small group of Bellevue College members met with college President Dr. Dave Rule Aug. 22. • A delegation of Seattle Community College members met with an official with […]
University of Washington. The UW Bargaining Team met again Aug. 27 for a very frustrating session. The team reports: “We made our first “package proposal” in an attempt to move non-economic items and bargain a contract for our members. While management thanked us for our “hard work,” they had […]