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 […]

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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In Solidarity

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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HOTLINE

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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Institutions of Higher Education

Higher Ed Stakeholders’ Summit Oct. 25

Higher Ed Stakeholders’ Summit Oct. 25...

Higher Education Stakeholders’ Summit Oct. 25 in Tacoma Save the date: A “Stakeholders’ Summit” to investigate Washington’s disinvestment in public higher education will be Oct. 25 in Tacoma. Federation members in higher education are invited to attend. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. The summit will […]

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PEOPLE Power

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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Recent Articles

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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Judge: WFSE's TV ads ethical

Judge: WFSE’s TV ads ethical

Judge rules WFSE/AFSCME TV commercials didn’t violate ethics laws A Thurston County Superior Court judge today (Oct. 3) threw out state ethics fines against two Federation members who took part in union-sponsored television commercials that aimed to save public safety, human services and other vital state services. Judge Christine Schaller […]

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WSE, 10/2014

WSE, 10/2014

The Washington State Employee (WSE) is the official newspaper of the Washington Federation of State Employees, AFSCME Council 28, AFL-CIO.

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BULLETIN! All contracts ratified!

BULLETIN! All contracts ratified!

This is a special bulletin of the Federation Hotline at about 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30. ALL CONTRACTS RATIFIED! The online votes are in and all nine Federation contracts and the Health Care Agreement for 2015-2017 have been ratified. Online voting ended at 5 p.m. The tally ended at about […]

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BULLETIN! UW tentative agreement reached

BULLETIN! UW tentative agreement reached

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON/HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER CONTRACT AGREEMENT REACHED The University of Washington Bargaining Team reached tentative agreement Friday afternoon (Sept. 26) on their new contract that will take effect July 1, 2015, and run through June 30, 2017. It includes pay raises totaling 5 percent over the two years of […]

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RATIFICATION UW

RATIFICATION UW

CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiations of the 2015-17 Tentative Agreement (TA) for the WFSE/AFSCME University of Washington (UW) bargaining unit concluded on September 26, 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. ***UPDATE […]

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WSU contract settlement reached!

WSU contract settlement reached!

For more details on the ratified tentative agreement on the next, 2015-2017 contract, go to: http://www.wfse.org/ratification-wsu/ That agreement takes effect July 1, 2015, and runs through June 30, 2017. That tentative agreement was reached Sept. 24. WSU members ratified that tentative agreement on Sept. 30 by a vote of 45-1. […]

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UW Police Management settlement details

UW Police Management settlement details

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON POLICE MANAGEMENT The UW Police Management Bargaining Team reached tentative agreement this morning (Sept. 25) on their new contract that will take effect July 1, 2015, and run through June 30, 2017. The tentative agreement includes pay raises totaling 5 percent over the two years of the […]

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RATIFICATION UWPM

RATIFICATION UWPM

CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiations of the 2015-17 Tentative Agreement (TA) for the WFSE/AFSCME University of Washington Police Management (UWPM) bargaining unit concluded on September 25, 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 […]

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RATIFICATION WSU

RATIFICATION WSU

CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiations of the 2015-17 Tentative Agreement (TA) for the WFSE/AFSCME Washington State University (WSU) bargaining unit concluded on September 24, 2014. WSU members ratified that tentative agreement on Sept. 30 by a vote of 45-1. ~~ TENTATIVE AGREEMENT SUMMARY Major goals achieved in tough economic times include: 3% […]

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Latest UW Bargaining Update

Latest UW Bargaining Update

As of 9/24/14: Your team put in a long day on what turned out NOT to be the last day of bargaining. While we managed to reach agreement on all non-economic items-the money is a problem. The employer offered a last best and final offer, which has fallen well short […]

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BULLETIN: Health Care agreement reached

BULLETIN: Health Care agreement reached

BULLETIN: Tentative agreement reached on Health Care Benefits contract article: Click here to download a copy of the tentative agreement: HC TA 2014 • Your 15% share of health premiums won’t go up; • Point of service costs for UMP will not change for the purpose of cost-shifting onto state […]

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RATIFICATION Health Care

RATIFICATION Health Care

HEALTH CARE RATIFICATION The Federation-led state employee Health Care Coalition of all state employee unions has reached tentative agreement with the state on the 2015-2017 Health Care Benefits agreement that to virtually preserving status quo on health premiums, and UMP point-of-service costs. The tentative agreement was signed late Monday by […]

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