WFSE Statement on Vaccine Mandate

Washington Federation of State Employees Releases Statement on Vaccine Mandates

Olympia, Wash. – The Washington Federation of State Employees (AFSCME Council 28) released the following statement regarding vaccine mandates:

“No one has worked harder to combat the COVID-19 pandemic than Washington’s public service workers. WFSE members were among the first to respond to the deadly virus when it appeared in the United States, sounding the alarm on PPE shortages, calling for proper medical screenings in congregate settings, advocating telework for high-risk employees, and enforcing public health policies.

“Just as we have done over the past 18 months, our union will continue to advocate safe working conditions. WFSE members will bargain the impacts of any vaccine mandate policies to ensure that public service heroes of this pandemic are treated fairly.”

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