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Union members and elected officials rallied outside of Western State Hospital to demand adequate staffing and training at the Specialized Treatment, Assessment and Recovery (STAR) ward, home to th

Union activists mobilized to prevent an irresponsible closing of Rainier School, home to 300 clients with developmental disabilities.

When management upended vacation scheduling practices at SOLA Spokane, the Member Action Team mobilized to protect their coworkers’ vacation days.

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to our diverse communities and the vital services they provide anyone who asks for help.

The WFSE executive committee released the statement below regarding the shootings in Atlanta and the increase in anti-Asian racism across our country. WFSE leadership stands in solidarity with our Asian and Pacific Islander union siblings and their communities who are angry and grieving as a result of these despicable actions. 

For Immediate Release
March 19, 2021

WFSE received notification from the state that IT employees with pending IT cases will be notified Monday, March 22, on the status of the backlog.

The state received more than 1,000 requests following implementation of the new IT professional structure, and that backlog of cases has nearly been cut in half.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the status of your IT case, please contact your HR representative.

Georgia Veiga has been a proud member of AFSCME New Jersey Local 3440 for the last 17 years. She regularly seeks out opportunities to support companies that employ union workers. 

Union activists at the Dept. of Transportation wouldn’t take no for an answer when their work was given to contractors. They won a $10k settlement.
The WFSE Executive Board sent a letter of support to our union siblings who work at Kroger and a letter to the Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen urging him to work with his employees.
If you received unemployment benefits in 2020 and have adjusted gross income of $150,000 or less, $10,200 of those unemployment benefits are excluded from gross income and exempt from federal income tax.