Registration is now open for 2015 Lobby Training

Registration is now open for 2015 Lobby Training...

We need your help! The 2015 Legislative Session is right around the corner and public service employees face significant challenges: we’re facing a projected revenue short-fall of more than $3.2 billion and we need to make sure our legislators don’t balance the budget on the backs of State Employees. At […]

Campaign to protect at-risk children

Campaign to protect at-risk children...

What will you do to protect at-risk children? GET INVOLVED: Help us deliver a stack of postcard-petitions to Governor Inslee DEC 4 CA Lobby Day:  REGISTER HERE ** CAMPAIGN BACKGROUND Workload is crushing and getting worse. For example: Some 2,300 CPS investigations are open more than 90 days • Positions […]

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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Humanitarian plea from our sisters and brothers at Oregon AFSCME Council 75

Humanitarian plea from our sisters and brothers at...

Nancy Sayan, the wife of former Council 75 (Oregon AFSCME) Director of Finance and Administration Mike Sayan, is in need of a kidney transplant. As Nancy’s condition worsens, the Sayans, who live in Vancouver, have gone public in an effort to find a donor match for Nancy. Mike Sayan relates […]

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TCC Exempt Staff Updates

Update: TCC Student Support Staff ratification vote

Update: TCC Student Support Staff ratification vot...

In our last hotline news bulletin, we told you about the tentative agreement reached Nov. 24 for Tacoma Community College Student Support Staff. We have these important updates: • A summary and other information will be available Monday, Dec. 1. • Next week, the 12 eligible voters will receive information […]

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Our Locals in Action

Update: Eastern State Hospital and comp time

Update: Eastern State Hospital and comp time...

astern State Hospital workers were given a “feather” Monday (Nov. 24) by management at the end of our demand-to-bargain meeting.  After a long day of talking about compensatory (comp) time and a few other subjects, Eastern State Hospital workers were given back Thanksgiving and Heritage Day as comp time earning […]

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Picture of the day

Local 443 gives back to community at holiday food kitchen

Local 443 gives back to community at holiday food ...

Local 443 members and their families gave back to the community as they pitched in at the annual Thanksgiving meal served up by Barb’s Friends and Families today (Nov. 26) at United Churches in Olympia.

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Local 443 gives back to community at holiday food kitchen

Local 443 gives back to community at holiday food kitchen

Local 443 members and their families gave back to the community as they pitched in at the annual Thanksgiving meal served up by Barb’s Friends and Families today (Nov. 26) at United Churches in Olympia.

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Stewards in Action graduates

Stewards in Action graduates

our new Olympia Local 443 stewards graduated from Stewards in Action training Nov. 22-23. From left: Ken Grubb, Labor and Industries; Andre Eubanks, Office of the Insurance Commissioner; Doug Miller (L&I); and Phyllis Moncrief (Licensing). Congratulations!

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Update: TCC Student Support Staff ratification vote

Update: TCC Student Support Staff ratification vote

In our last hotline news bulletin, we told you about the tentative agreement reached Nov. 24 for Tacoma Community College Student Support Staff. We have these important updates: • A summary and other information will be available Monday, Dec. 1. • Next week, the 12 eligible voters will receive information […]

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Humanitarian plea from our sisters and brothers at Oregon AFSCME Council 75

Humanitarian plea from our sisters and brothers at Oregon AFSCME Council 75

Nancy Sayan, the wife of former Council 75 (Oregon AFSCME) Director of Finance and Administration Mike Sayan, is in need of a kidney transplant. As Nancy’s condition worsens, the Sayans, who live in Vancouver, have gone public in an effort to find a donor match for Nancy. Mike Sayan relates […]

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Update: Eastern State Hospital and comp time

Update: Eastern State Hospital and comp time

astern State Hospital workers were given a “feather” Monday (Nov. 24) by management at the end of our demand-to-bargain meeting.  After a long day of talking about compensatory (comp) time and a few other subjects, Eastern State Hospital workers were given back Thanksgiving and Heritage Day as comp time earning […]

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Add Walmart Black Friday protests to Thanksgiving menu

Add Walmart Black Friday protests to Thanksgiving menu

http://www.afscme.org/blog/add-walmart-black-friday-protests-to-thanksgiving-menu From AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: “Wouldn’t it be amazing if working families gathered together on Black Friday and sent a message to the country’s largest employer that its workers deserve a living wage and full-time work? Well, that’s exactly what’s going to happen, and you can be a part […]

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Interpreters, bilingual DSHS members weigh in on proposed rule change

Interpreters, bilingual DSHS members weigh in on proposed rule change

WFSE/AFSCME members from Interpreters United Local 1671 and DSHS responded to the agency’s proposed rules on independent contract interpreters today (Tuesday, Nov. 25) in Olympia. From left: Sarah Clifthorne, WFSE/AFSCME strategic campaigns supervisor; Chevy Zarate, DSHS, Local 1299, Moses Lake; Louise Morehead, French interpreter and chair of Local 1671’s Professional […]

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Registration is now open for 2015 Lobby Training

Registration is now open for 2015 Lobby Training

We need your help! The 2015 Legislative Session is right around the corner and public service employees face significant challenges: we’re facing a projected revenue short-fall of more than $3.2 billion and we need to make sure our legislators don’t balance the budget on the backs of State Employees. At […]

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Fair first contract reached for TCC Student Support Staff

Fair first contract reached for TCC Student Support Staff

After nearly three years of sometimes frustrating negotiations, the Federation bargaining team for Tacoma Community College Student Support Staff and management today reached tentative agreement on a fair first contract. The agreement brings them the same cost-of-living adjustments as for those under the Federation’s Community College Coalition contract for 2015-2017: […]

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Latest (Nov. 20) job action at Tacoma CC

Latest (Nov. 20) job action at Tacoma CC

tudents and staff combined for another job action Nov. 20 in support of a fair first contract for Tacoma Community College Student Support Staff.

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“Don’t be a turkey” on comp time, Eastern State members say

“Don’t be a turkey” on comp time, Eastern State members say

It’s Thanksgiving time and Eastern State Hospital members have served up a heaping helping of loud-and-clear messages on management’s table: “Don’t be a turkey – reinstate comp. time!” The Local 782 members took this job action to show why management should reinstate compensatory time at the acclaimed mental health facility […]

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Donations for school kids in the wildfire zone make big difference in Pateros

Donations for school kids in the wildfire zone make big difference in Pateros

The Federation Women’s/Equal Partners Committee presented $150 and a small pink backpack to Pateros Elementary School earlier this month. It was part of the committee’s drive at Policy Committee and throughout the union to help school children in the region in North-Central Washington devastated by last summer’s wildfires. Carol Van […]

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Governor tours Western State

Governor tours Western State

Gov. Jay Inslee toured Western State Hospital Nov. 13 with WFSE/AFSCME Council 28 President Sue Henricksen (left) and Local 793 President James Robinson. Inslee came to the mental health facility at the urging of the union to see firsthand the conditions that make it one of the most dangerous places […]

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Local 1299 meeting cancelled

The North Central Washington Local 1299 local meeting set for this Friday, Nov. 21, in Wenatchee, has been cancelled because of the threat of inclement weather.

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Minimum wage debate Wednesday in Lacey

A debate on raising the minimum wage will be 7 p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at St. Martin’s University in Lacey in Harned Hall. Your attendance is encouraged if  you’re in the area.

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Digital Short of the Week: One local celebrates service to veterans

Digital Short of the Week: One local celebrates service to veterans

Local 482 at the state Veterans’ Home in Retsil celebrated their 60th anniversary Nov. 13. It was a time to celebrate their commitment to caring for the men and women of the armed forces who risked their lives so that we could be free. And have the right to form […]

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Student, members’ support bolsters negotiations at Tacoma CC

Student, members’ support bolsters negotiations at Tacoma CC

With the support of classified staff who’ve had a contract for years, the Tacoma Community College Student Support Staff Bargaining Team made progress at Nov. 12 negotiations. The team has a partial day of negotiations today (Nov. 18) and two full days set for Nov. 20 and 24. At the […]

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Health Benefits Fairs conclude this week; some open enrollment tips

Health Benefits Fairs conclude this week; some open enrollment tips

• Benefits Fairs: Here is the schedule of final health insurance open enrollment Health Benefits Fairs that wrap up Nov. 21 in Bellevue: Olympia November 18, 2014 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. General Administration Auditorium 210 11th Avenue SW Shoreline November 19, 2014 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Shoreline Conference Center […]

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Members voice need for reforms at Harborview

Members voice need for reforms at Harborview

Frontline workers used their voice and gave the unvarnished truth about working conditions at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle at a no-holds-barred town hall meeting Friday (Nov. 7). The town hall meeting – without management present – came as part of the King County Council’s comprehensive review of its contract […]

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Local caring for veterans holds 60th anniversary

Local caring for veterans holds 60th anniversary

Members of Local 482 at the state Veterans’ Home in Retsil during this Veterans’ Day Week appropriately celebrate their 60th anniversary as an AFSCME local union. The Local 482 60th Anniversary Event will be 4-8 p.m., this Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Training Room at the soldiers’ home in Retsil. […]

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