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AFSCME is committed to helping you get the student debt relief you deserve.

We won because we showed decisions-makers and the public that our fight is not just for our jobs and families, but for our communities as well.
L&I interpreters overcame divisions that the Freedom Foundation tried to exploit and chose to unionize for their profession and the patients they serve.
The Washington Federation of State Employees (AFSCME Council 28) released the following statement regarding vaccine mandates.

After receiving more than 6,000 letters from WFSE members, Governor Inslee’s office has agreed to return to the bargaining table to negotiate a general wage increase for state employees.

Stay tuned for more details.

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After winning hazard pay in March of 2020 — a first for public service workers in Washington state—WFSE Local 304 members at Seattle Colleges did it again. How?

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 the hospital’s most violent patients.

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.

One hundred and twenty WFSE members from all parts of our union gathered virtually June 6 and 7 for the 2021 Rise Up Conference.

The first-ever virtual Rise Up included a panel on WFSE Member Action Team (MAT) wins, a showing of the film PRIDE, an array of workshops tailored to building power in our union, and more.