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Like many DCYF workers in Washington, Taylor Andrews-Garcelon loves her clients but has felt her job get more stressful and dangerous in the last few years. 

Three union grievances, hundreds of letters, and a statewide petition result in $2k cash payment for all employees in 2023 and a retention bonus of 3% in 2024 for those deemed “essential” by DOC.


AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised President Joe Biden in the wake of a debt ceiling deal that averts a default by the U.S. government on its debt while protecting the interests and priorities of working families and retirees.

Biden signed the deal into law on Saturday.

Not bad for one week of work! Thanks to the amazing effort of our Volunteer Member Organizers, our union has become nearly 400 members stronger. 

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We know that we are stronger when we join together in a union. It means we have a strong voice to speak up for our jobs, our families and our communities.

Over 100 workers have signed a petition calling for management to immediately address the staffing crisis at the juvenile detention center.
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.