The Public Employees Benefits Board today (July 31) approved changes to 2015 premium rate and other benefit changes, including what are generally referred to as transgender benefits. (These affect state agency and higher education state employees; they don’t apply to our Public Service Sector members, like medical interpreters.) Premium rates: […]continue reading
Council Representative at Tacoma Field Office Washington Federation of State Employees 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 […]
Associate at Seattle Field Office Washington Federation of State Employees This position is one of three Associates supporting the Seattle Field Office staff. This job requires excellent communication skills and the ability to use good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Must be able to prepare correspondence and reports independently. […]
Members of Local 1671 – Interpreters United – are using online voting to ratify their 2015-17 tentative agreement. Eligible voters were mailed voting instructions this week and voting opened today, Aug 1 at 6am. If you did not receive a packet and believe you are a member in good standing, […]
The Public Employees Benefits Board today (July 31) approved changes to 2015 premium rate and other benefit changes, including what are generally referred to as transgender benefits. (These affect state agency and higher education state employees; they don’t apply to our Public Service Sector members, like medical interpreters.) Premium rates: […]
This post on the big rally at Western Washington University in Bellingham is at 750 or so and climbing. Go to the post and LIKE and SHARE: https://www.facebook.com/wfsec28/photos/a.10150093980343422.283460.74261463421/10152377833243422/?type=1&theater
We hit a major social media milestone today as we hit 1,500 followers on the Federation’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/wfsec28. Go there and become one of our followers. More and more our posts there are going viral. That includes many photos and information in the current Contract Solidarity campaign. For instance: […]
More than 120 Western Washington University employees turned out for a major Contract Solidarity Rally in WWU’s Red Square Wednesday (July 30) on a day their bargaining team made more progress at the table. This all shows growing momentum as the bargaining team and those covered by the contract showed […]
A big day at the UW Bargaining Team. Here’s the report submitted by the team’s Communications Officer Joe Davenport: “Your team met for our sixth session with UW management. The team presented our entire first economic proposals. “We are seeking not only Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) raises to make up for […]
WA Officials Partner to Help Relief Efforts, Encourage Wise Giving DuPont, Wash. — July 30 — With relief efforts underway in Washington’s Carlton Complex fire, Better Business Bureau along with Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman urge consumers to be on the lookout for bogus charities […]
Our allies in the Machinists have invited Federation members to join them Monday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. at EVERY Boeing location near you to join in solidarity with all Boeing employees to protest against the arrogant and disrespectful remarks made recently by Boeing CEO Jim McNerney. More information and details: […]
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.