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Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes recently introduced a resolution calling on Congress to affirm its support for providing living wages, good benefits and fair working conditions to paraeducators, classroom assistants, bus drivers, custodial workers and others who are vital to our public education system.
Millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on faith-based “empathy training” that silences discrimination concerns and penalizes protected union activity. DOH employees are calling for it to stop. Sign their petition here.

National Law Enforcement Week gives us an opportunity to recognize the sacrifices and contributions of America’s public safety professionals. We honor and respect the thousands of AFSCME public safety professionals who never quit on our communities, and we commit to fighting for them so they can do their jobs safely and effectively. 

Update 6/1/2023

Our union sent a survey to members impacted by the rescission of the vaccine mandate, and they communicated clearly their desire for our union to focus on negotiating for the health and safety of currently employed state workers.

A group of WFSE Local 304 members stood before the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees (BOT), dressed in AFSCME green shirts.

Record-setting WFSE/AFSCME union contracts aim to make workplaces safer, improve services and reverse a 20-year staffing crisis.