• Delegates raise $1,900 for wildfire relief Delegates to the Washington State Labor Council Convention this week passed the hat and raised $1,900 for wildfire relief through the Foundation for Working Families. • If you know a Federation member in need, please share this link for an application for assistance […]continue reading
If you’re looking for results of the Public Employees Benefits Board vote that was scheduled for July 23 – that meeting was cancelled. The board instead will meet on July 31 for final votes on premium rates for calendar year 2015 and other benefit changes
• Delegates raise $1,900 for wildfire relief Delegates to the Washington State Labor Council Convention this week passed the hat and raised $1,900 for wildfire relief through the Foundation for Working Families. • If you know a Federation member in need, please share this link for an application for assistance […]
Drive for equality “ongoing effort,” governor says as state marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964
Gov. Jay Inslee, business and labor leaders and human rights advocates gathered at the Capitol in Olympia Friday (July 25) for the state’s official observance of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The historic act signed into law July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson […]
With the start of Health Care Bargaining on Aug. 5 and the resumption of General Government bargaining on Aug. 6 and 7, it’s time to keep up the good work with the continuing grassroots Contract Solidarity Events. For instance, a solidarity event around Health Care is set for Aug. 5 […]
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING #MyVoiceCounts Bargaining teams are now negotiating contracts for the 2015-17 fiscal year. The team will complete negotiations when they reach a tentative agreement with management. This tentative agreement is then shared with all WFSE members during the ratification process, where members vote to accept or reject the tentative […]
SHOP STEWARD URGENT REMINDER #1: Shop Steward of the Year Award The deadline to submit nominations for this year’s LAURIE MERTA SHOP STEWARD OF THE YEAR AWARD is just days away – July 31. After months of intense promotion by the Federation’s Shop Steward Committee, we have received only a […]
This news report is running today (July 23) around the state from the Washington News Service. It features interviews with Local 304 member Ty Pethe and Local 1326 member Julianne Moore. To hear the report go to: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-23/livable-wages-working-families/state-labor-convention-includes-last-minute-fire-relief-efforts/a40627-1 State Labor Convention Includes Last-Minute Fire Relief Efforts Chris Thomas, Public News […]
UPDATE: Delegates to the Washington State Labor Council Convention in Wenatchee on Wednesday will take up a collection for wildfire relief. They’ll hand out applications for assistance for those members impacted by the wildfires.
Eastern Washington University The July 23 and 24 bargaining sessions at EWU have been cancelled.
BULLETIN: Local 1299 meeting cancelled because of wildfires North Central Washington Local 1299’s local meeting set for this Friday, July 25, at the Okanogan DOT Shed has been CANCELLED because of the wildfires in the area.
It’s raining in Wenatchee as Federation and other delegates gather for the annual convention of the Washington State Labor Council. They hope the rain is a good omen in the battle to quell the largest wildfire in state history across hundreds of square miles north of Wenatchee. UPDATE: Delegates to […]
University of Washington The UW Bargaining Team met Monday (July 21). UW had no new or counterproposals to present so the day was spent in caucus working to finalize our priorities AND prepare our wages and economic package proposals. We reviewed the bargaining survey results and used that to guide […]
American Behavioral Health Systems The ABHS Bargaining Team negotiated July 16 and 17. The team signed tentative agreements on three more articles, bringing the total number of signed TA’s to 15. Incredible progress was also made on wages, health care, layoff and other tough issues and the team will now shift […]
Western Washington University The WWU Bargaining Team holds a team meeting July 24 and bargaining with management on July 25.
The state Office of Financial Management HR is sponsoring the state’s official observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., this Friday, July 25, in the state Capitol Rotunda and Columbia Room.
We don’t know how many are affected, but some DSHS employees who have been overpaying for workers’ compensation coverage should be receiving rebates later this month or in early August. DSHS told us last week they had discovered the overpayments. Rebates could range from a matter of cents to nearly […]
GENERAL GOVERNMENT Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIAA): No Demands to Bargain at this time. Employment Security (ESD): ESD continues to struggle with reductions in many offices as they reduce their footprint by lease termination and layoff due to lack of funds. We met in Yakima May 28th to discuss […]
More relief efforts and ways you can help are opening up to help members, their families and neighbors in the wake of the Central Washington wildfires. Stay tuned for details. The Wenatchee World has an ongoing list of relief resources.
Don Hall, a park ranger with State Parks (Local 1466) and union treasurer on Friday sent us this image of the wildfire as it closed in on Alta Lake State Park near Pateros. Hall was standing at what is now considered Ground Zero for the devastating Carlton complex wildfire — […]
This is a special update of the Federation Hotline late Friday afternoon. We’re sending this message to our entire e-mail list because while you may not live in areas of North Central Washington now experiencing devastating wildfires. But you may know relatives, friends or co-workers who do. The entire Federation […]