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The Early Learning Center on the Everett Community College campus is in danger of being handed over to an outside contractor that will operate it as a limited-service daycare center. Our community of educators, workers, parents, and community have been left out of the process.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on Monday joined President Joe Biden and members of his administration, as well as a bipartisan group of lawmakers, for 

WFSE Local 304 members at Seattle Colleges are speaking up about cuts to frontline staff, faculty and students and the need for revenue reform to save our community colleges. 

WFSE’s Executive Director Leanne Kunze was elected to the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) Executive Board.

WSLC represents 500,000 rank-and-file union members throughout the state in over 600 local unions and councils. Leanne’s election to the board is a reflection of WFSE’s important position as a fighter for working families in the state of Washington.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the House of Representatives for passing the American Rescue Plan on Saturday and urged the Senate to follow suit as soon as possible.

The WFSE General Government Bargaining Team has negotiated a memorandum of understanding (MoU), protecting seniority for high-risk employees on leave without pay. Voting instructions and your new PIN have been sent to your personal email on file.

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There is good news for AFSCME members looking to pursue higher education. AFSCME Free College has made its bachelor’s degree completion program a permanent benefit.

That means that AFSCME members and their families can earn a bachelor’s degree for free, making an even wider choice of career options a possibility for more people.

The goal of Washington’s four mass vaccination clinics is to ensure that vaccines are distributed and administered in an equitable way across the state. WFSE members are helping make that happen at the Kennewick site.

The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) announced that criminals breached the computer systems of their third-party vendor, Accellion. 

Here’s a sure sign of new leadership in Washington. There’s a renewed push to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, an idea that went nowhere when the Trump administration and anti-worker members of Congress were in power.