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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.

WFSE made the 2021 Washington State legislative session a success despite the remote status.

4/27: WFSE Members Won Big This Session 

Before the start of the 2021 legislative session, public employees were looking at continued furloughs, layoffs and severe program cuts due to a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall.

The 2021 Legislative Session is in full swing. Decisions about our wages, work conditions, and the services we provide will be made over the next several months.

The WFSE Executive Committee released the following statement regarding today's events:

WA Federation of State Employees Calls for Peaceful Transition of Power, Denounces Attacks on Public Service Workers

Violent insurrection provoked by president follows harassment of Washington public employees working to enforce public health orders

AFSCME President Lee Saunders called the victories of the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections “a bold mandate for change.”

Here’s a crucial reason for working people to do all they can to help Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock win the Georgia Senate runoff elections in January – federal aid to states, cities, towns and schools.

If Ossoff and Warnock prevail, there will be a pro-worker majority in the U.S. Senate. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, as president of the Senate, will cast the tie-breaking vote when the chamber is deadlocked.

Longer response times for stranded drivers, reduced access to life-saving medical treatment and more crime suffered by elderly residents are just a few of the impacts Washington residents may face if legislators choose budget cuts over new revenue.
Armed with a strong contract and the resources of their union, four WFSE members won justice for themselves and their co-workers.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice president-elect Kamala Harris on Monday brought together business and union leaders, including AFSCME President Lee Saunders, for a virtual meeting to discuss an economic recovery agenda for the country.

Following the meeting, Biden warned of a “dark winter” ahead for the nation and highlighted consensus among the labor leaders and CEOs alike on the need to fund the front lines.